A letter from General Wesson, Chief of Ordnance, to General Holcomb, Commandant USMC, referring to the San Diego rifle trials of 1940

USMC letter

It seems by reading the above that although an official decision concerning which rifle had been successful in being selected for Marine Corps use had not been officially made, the plans were being laid to contract the supply of M1. Garand rifles.

The above letter comes from the US National Archives, Washington D.C. (Courtesy Ed Clancy)