At the "balance" of the weapon. Just forward of the trigger mechanism. And practice a lot.
"Ga-rand" when speaking of the rifle, and "Gair-und", when talking about John Garand himself.
your garand rifle was made in 1945
We need to know if it is a Garand or carbine. A carbine is loaded from the bottom and a Garand is loaded from the top.If your rifle is a Springfield M-1 Garand rifle,then the serial number indicates that it was manufactured in the year 1942.
your M1 garand was made in 1940
If your M-1 Garand rifle was made by Springfield,then with the serial number you provided your rifle was made in the year 1943.
M-1 Garand rifle
With the serial number that you supplied,your Springfield M-1 Garand rifle was produced in the year 1943.
With the serial number that you have provided,your Springfield M-1 Garand rifle was made in the year 1943.
One can buy the M1 Garand rifle from 'CMP Sales'. Their website has pricing details for the rifle, details of where you can find a store to purchase and what are the requirements to be allowed to buy one.
Your M-1 Garand rifle was made by Springfield armory in the year 1955 with the serial number that you provided.