Use of infantry weapons and equipment in Korea

Excerpts from this once-secret government report were used in the article ‘Combat With The M1 – Korea 1950-1951’ by Bob Seijas in the Fall 2015 issue of the GCA Journal.

The full document has been posted here for the benefit of anyone with an interest in further review. You may disregard the ‘SECRET’ notation on each page, the document has been declassified.

Thanks to Marty Black and Don Hillhouse from the Carbine Club for sharing this document!

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The GCA Journal is the official publication of the Garand Collectors Association. This full-color quarterly magazine grew from a humble newsletter in GCA’s early days. Today this striking publication contains articles from some of the most knowledgeable people alive today about John Garand’s superb M1 rifle and related topics, complete with color photographs and illustrations. All articles submitted for publication in the GCA Journal are peer reviewed for accuracy and authenticity.

Each issue ranges from 32 pages to as many as 40 pages. When you consider that the GCA Journal does not accept display advertising, it means there is lots of outstanding reading in every issue.

Within the pages are many outstanding articles that detail research about this fabulous weapon. There are several standing features, too. In each edition there is a photo essay about an interesting M1 titled “Featured Rifle.” These describe the weapon and it’s uniqueness with text, photographs, and a completed M1 Data Sheet.


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Here’s a great sample article! Click on the image.

Another prominent part of each issue is the GCA Marketplace. This is a classified ad section for members-only.

The ads are free for GCA members and instructions for submitting classified ads are found at the beginning of the section. Headings are For Sale, Wanted, Services, Letters to the Editor, and Club News. The GCA Journal does not accept display advertising, so you can imagine that the pages of each issue are loaded with good reading.

Click here to Submit an Ad for the GCA Market Place (service for GCA members only)

Learn about the Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Another popular feature in each issue is titled, M1 Member Memories. Here, GCA members submit photographs and short stories about their M1’s or a meaningful tie to the hobby. Many of the photographs are of family members and have never been previously published.

Click here to download a recent sample of M1 Member Memories.

You can tell we are proud of our official publication, The GCA Journal. It is member-driven and contains the editorial content we like to read. Much of the information can not be found anywhere else. The GCA Journal is the chief member benefit in GCA and for $25 a year, it is a bargain ($40 foreign).


Click here to download a complete courtesy / sample issue of The GCA Journal


To access a fully searchable Index to GCA Journal articles visit:
Nicolaus Associates Garand Collectors Association (GCA) Journal Index


Writers Guideline for submission of articles.