John Garand Talks Service Rifle Development (VIDEO)

Holding the 3 millionth M1 made, John C. Garand talks the — holy shit he’s French-Canadian?

TIL that the inventor of one of America’s most beloved rifles was a francophone and a Canuck.

I like how down-to-earth he is about the fact that his gun was an improvement over the M1903, which itself was an improvement over the many 19th-century designs used by the U.S. armed forces, and that it would absolutely get replaced by future guns that would naturally be even better than his.

The things you learn over at Forgotten Weapons.