September 27-29, 2019, GCA members will come together where their favorite legend began – Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Springfield Armory was the nation’s armory from Revolutionary War days until 1968. https://www.nps.gov/spar/index.htm. Every time the Convention has traveled to Springfield, it’s been an extra special event. In addition to US history, there is GCA history [...]
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The Winter issue has been mailed. Great reading in this issue includes an in-depth article about the first Gas Trap Garand discovered by collectors. Many close-up photos to illustrate. Scott Duff, Dave McClain and Bob Seijas collaborated on this article. A moving family story is told by Benjamin White-Patarino. A first-hand account of ‘A Morning [...]
Springfield Armory National Historic Site has been chosen as the site of the 2019 GCA Convention. (https://www.nps.gov/spar/index.htm) The dates are September 27-29, 2019. The headquarters hotel is Tower Square Hotel, 2 Boland Way, Springfield, MA 01115. Tower Square Hotel is only a mile from the Armory. The specially negotiated Garand Collectors Association rate is $119 [...]
Buy any ‘Best of the GCA Journal’ book (or book set), get one FREE copy of GCA’s program on DVD: ‘America’s Rifle – The M1 Garand, while supplies last. No discount code to enter, no coupon to mess with, we will add in the DVD automatically when your book order ships. Click here to visit [...]
Please accept this invitation to attend the 2018 GCA Membership Meeting. It will be held again at CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park. There is no cost for GCA members to attend, but you will need to register via our website. http://thegca.org/events/2018-gca-membership-meeting/ Schedule Saturday, Sept. 29 9 AM: John C. Garand Match 1 PM: Vintage Sniper Match [...]
The Garand Collectors Association is pleased to announce our newest member of the Board of Directors, Martin K.A. Morgan. The Board recognized the need for an expert in historical matters related to and concerning the M1 Garand rifle. In accordance with our By-Laws, the Board unanimously created an additional Board position and then appointed Marty. [...]
It was wonderful to receive an update from 2017 Grant recipient, the Living History Education Foundation: I'd like to once again thank the GCA for your gift of financial support last year (2017). I have continued to improve and expand my programing. I do hope you enjoyed the article I wrote for the summer 2017 [...]
The Spring issue has gone to press. This issue runs 40 pages including the covers. Some of the good reading to look forward to: A thoughtful article from Hugh Palmer, comparing Type 2 National Match configuration to other accuracy enhancements. Eric Nicolaus shares info and some great close-up photos of a Springfield with NO serial [...]
Save these dates: September 28 – 30, 2018. CMP will host the 2018 GCA Membership Meeting at their spectacular Talladega Marksmanship Park. Schedule and details coming soon. There will definitely be matches held for GCA members, so plan to bring your rifle. Stay tuned!
Ballots for Board of Director candidates have been counted. Resolutions were passed to install Orest Michaels as Treasurer and Andrew Hall as Vice-President. Here is your current GCA Board of Directors: President/Managing Director Steve Rutledge Vice-President Andrew Hall Secretary Don Kemps Treasurer Orest Michaels Directors (alphabetically) Jim Adell Marc Adler Michael Bernazzani Dave McClain Robert [...]