John Garand's rifle became the standard-issue service rifle of the U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War, and also saw service to a limited extent in the Vietnam War, and was the main battle rifle of Italy and Denmark in the 1950’s, and in Greece where it's still in use for ceremonial duties by the Presidential Guard! -you know, the guys with pom-poms on the shoes!
For the first time since 1988, this iconic rifle is now available to UK shooters and licensed re-enactors as a section 1 MLR, manual rotating bolt action.
Each M1-MLR is manufactured individually from carefully selected original parts from the new barrel right up to the matt oil finished stocks by our licensed manufacturer.
New or refinished stocks (as available), fully re-parked metalwork and looking like a brand new 'as issue' rifle.
As much of the original rifle is retained as possible in order to produce this iconic classic. That, together with new barrel ensures that the finished rifle is fully UK section 1 compliant. All of our rifles are CIP proofed.
Consequently, a great working rifle, in orginal 'as issued' condition that you will be proud to own and above all... proud to shoot!
Receivers are quite random and wholly subject to availability and can be Beretta (PB) or Breda (BMR) manufacture. These post-war receivers were manufactured on Winchester (WRA) tooling in Italy (and no one can say that the Italians are not superb gunsmiths!), so except for the stamps, they are absolutely identical to WWII USGI issue.
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Buying a rifle from Oakrise Arms could not be simpler! Just choose your rifle or tell me what you are looking for and send me an email with a copy of your FAC & variation attached.
Each of our MLR rifles are manufactured to order.