A website like this does not spontaneously
pop into existence without the help of others. Putting this M1 Garand website
together was an exercise in learning for me as well as at times an exercise in
This page is placed simply to say
thanks to those who have helped me knowingly or unknowingly along the way. At
the bottom I also take a moment to show my readers a little behind the scenes
stuff about the M1 newbie site as it has come to be known.
First I'd like
to thank my family for putting up with me when I invaded our dining area for 3
weeks with a bunch of oily gunparts, smelly burlap, cosmoline coated bayonets,
overheating photo lights, bullets, china markers, army helmets, combat knives,
48 star flags, and all other manner of 60 year old war surplus.
Service Announcement: Ladies, if your husbands ever ask for the use of the dining
room 'for a quick little web project' be prepared for a long lasting siege that
will transform your meal area into something more akin to a garage.
am sure I also frayed the nerves of a few others with this project... Speaking
I'd also like to offer my genuine
and deep appreciation to the late Lane Smith a former
Airforce pilot of Florida, who was probably the most helpful and patient M1 Garand
expert that I have ever met. He declined the title 'expert' - but I always looked
up to Lane Smith and without his help these pages would never have become what
Despite having pressures of
his own, Lane held me by the hand and walked me through much of my education on
M1 Garand Rifles and he was also very helpful when it came to learning about the
CMP. Lane took a personal interest in my rifle when it had problems and gave me
valuable hints that resulted in a positive resolution in many areas.
also proofed much of this site and offered help and suggestions on improving it.
I retain responsibility for any errors or omissions.
passed away the victim of cancer at the end of the last century. I miss him very
much he was a fine individual who always was helpful and tried to better other
people's lives in the ways he could.
are countless contributors to the CSP Forum who taught me things that were of
great value when I put this page together. There is no way to name them all but
some of the names that come to mind are Ed Clancy, Eagle One, Col. Booth, Master
Po, Bikerman, Bruce Canfield, Gus Fisher, Gunny, Joe, Bill, Mike, and even ShooterM1.
addition special thanks go out to Orest Michaels, Nina Michaels, Jen, Kelly, and
Jerry Shealy over at the CMP as well as all the others including
the volunteers. These folks work VERY hard to make customers happy and are responsible
for us receiving two fantastic M1 Garand rifles
unnamed individual helped with the photography of some of the parts listening
to my often conflicting directions on how to photograph something when I needed
both of my hands for the photograph.
I'd like to thank 'Jenn' my partner on this website. I originally met her while
we worked together on another website. She spent several hours cropping, buttonizing
and drop shadowing many of the graphics that you see in the section of this site.
Her touch saved me a lot of time and trouble and allowed me more photography time
instead of growling at Photoshop.
am sure there are others who helped create this M1 Garand site that deserve mention
who I have left out. No slight was intended if I did. I appreciate everyone who
wrote to me answering daft questions and those who helped me with a number of
'smaller' questions and problems. Write
me if I left you out.
exhaustive discussion on how this site came to be and how I did each thing would
take a whole website unto itself. What follows is just a few of the highpoints
of creating this webspace.
Here For A Look Behind The Scenes
has been a fun project and the pages may be added to as time permits. I am actively
looking to improve them so if I have made any errors, I am very interested in
hearing about them. Don't be shy! Hit the mail button and tell me where I screwed
up. You'll likely get a thank-you and not a flame.
you for visiting this M1 Garand Rifle website and reading this page. I appreciate
it! Feel free to tell you friends and to link it if you have a website of your
Please feel free
to explore the other sections of this website:
This Website] [How I Maintain My M1s] [CMP Program - Our Experience]
[Our CMP M1 Garand Rifles] [CMP Ammunition] [M1 Parts Photographs & Nomenclature]
[M1 Garand Accessories] [A Little Important Humor] [Links to Other M1 Garand Sites]
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June 16, 2007
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