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Old 02-10-2013, 14:05   #186
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Originally Posted by G26S239 View Post
Wyoming I may be wrong but I believe it was John C. Garand who never charged the US Govt for the use of his patents.
He didn't. He was an employee at Springfield Armory.

I do remember reading a news paper article that the US Government paid him $100,000 for the M1. If I remember this was when I still lived in Ohio so pre 1980. I can't remember all the details but I think he sued and this was his settlement.

Maybe some other GTer can update us
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