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U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1
M1-Garand-Rifle.jpg
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 1936–1957
Used by See Users
Wars World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War
Other conflicts around the world
Production history
Designer John C. Garand
Designed 1932
Manufacturer Springfield Armory
Winchester
Harrington & Richardson
International Harvester
Beretta
Breda[1]
Springfield Armory, Inc. (civilian)
Produced 1936–1957
Number built Approx. 5.4 million[2]
Variants M1C, M1D
Specifications
Weight 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)
Length 43.6 in (1,107.4 mm)
Barrel length 24 in (609.6 mm)

Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
7.62x51mm NATO (U.S. Navy and some commercial variants)
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Effective range 440 yd (402 m)[3]
Feed system 8-round "en bloc" clip internal magazine
Sights Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight
US Army Infantryman in 1942 with M1 Garand, Fort Knox, KY
.The M1 Garand (officially the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation.^ The M1 Garand is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.
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^ M1 Garand Rifle w/bayonet etc.
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^ Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand As the first semi-automatic rifle to be widely issued to any nation's infantry, the M1 Garand was a landmark weapon of the 20th century.
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Called "The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Devised" by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957. However, the M1 continued to be used in large numbers until 1963 and to a lesser degree until 1966.
.The M1 was used heavily by U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, the Vietnam War.^ The M1 was used heavily in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, in the Vietnam War.
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^ M1 Garand won World War 2!!
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^ The Crosman M1 Carbine is a realistic copy of the World War II carbine.
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.Most M1 rifles were issued to American Army and Marine troops, though many thousands were also lent or provided as foreign aid to America's allies.^ Most M1 rifles were issued to American troops, though many were also lent to other nations.
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^ Most M1 rifles were issued to American troops, though many were lent to other nations.

^ Issued with M1 and M2 1903 rifles.

.The Garand is still used by drill teams and military honor guards.^ It is still used by various drill teams and is a popular civilian firearm.

^ Even today, this rifle still has ceremonial use with the United States Marine Corps rifle drill team.
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^ Some military drill teams still use the M1, including the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, the Norwegian Royal Guards Drill Team, and almost all Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) teams of all branches.

.It is also widely sought by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, and military collectible.^ Many engineers and designers have created military semi-auto rifles....but only one, the M1 ever saw wide production.
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^ The unique straight pull bolt of the K-31 combined with outstanding Swiss craftsmanship make this Rifle highly sought after by Military enthusiasts and collectors alike.
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^ I don't collect guns, I don't hunt, so why do I want a bigger rifle when I had always been happy to plink with the .22?
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.The name "Garand" is pronounced variously as /ɡəˈrænd/ or /ˈɡærənd/.^ The name "Garand" is pronounced variously as [ˈgʌrand] or [ˈgærənd].
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.According to experts and people who knew John Garand, the weapon's designer, the latter version is preferred.^ According to experts on the weapon, the latter version is preferred.

^ John C. Garand, who at the time was working at the US Army's Springfield Armory, designed the prototype of the gun in the summer of 1924.
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^ John Douglas Pedersen was a prolific arms designer who worked for Remington Arms , and later for the United States Government .
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[4][5] .It is now available to civilians in the original .30-06 chambering, as well as in .308 Winchester.^ This civilian variant is offered in either .30-06 Springfield or .308 Winchester chambering.

^ In addition, the Garand is available in .30-06 or .308.

^ M1 Garand models are available chambered in .30-06 or .308 Win.
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Contents

History

.Though the U.S. Army became interested in self-loading rifles with the Bang and Murphy-Manning of 1911, and there were pre-production models in 1916,[6] the M1's origin properly dates to 1919, when armies around the world were realizing standard rifle cartridges were more powerful than necessary for typical engagement ranges, leading to heavier rifles than really required.^ Keep it real army man :) .
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^ History Though the U.S. Army became interested in self-loading rifles with the Bang and Murphy-Manning of 1911, and there were trials in 1916-8, the M1's origin properly dates to 1919, when armies around the world were realizing standard rifle cartridges were more powerful than necessary for typical engagement ranges, leading to heavier weapons than really required.

^ Loading Cartridges for the Original .45-70 Springfield Rifle and Carbine .
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.The Army trials in the 1920s had a .256 inch minimum caliber requirement, compared to the .30-06 then standard.^ M1 Rifle in caliber .30-06.
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^ The Army trials in the 1920s had a .256in minimum caliber requirement, compared to the .30-'06 then standard.

^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
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[7]

Development

.Québec-born firearms designer John C. Garand, working at the Army's Springfield Armory, began with a .30 caliber primer-operated breech.^ Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 caliber rifle.

^ Springfield Armory Arsenal 1903 30-06 Springfield caliber rifle.

^ Springfield Armory M1 Garand's in 30/06 and 308 caliber.
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.Twenty-four rifles, identified as "M1922", were built at Springfield in the summer of 1924, and at Fort Benning during the summer of 1925 they were tested against models by Berthier, Hatcher-Bang, Thompson, and Pederson, the latter two delayed blowback types.^ Twenty-four rifles, identified as "M1922", were built at Springfield in summer 1924, and at Fort Benning during the summer of 1925 they were tested against the Thompson auto loading rifle, Berthier, Hatcher-Bang, and "highly promising delayed blowback Pedersen rifle".

^ The weapon's prototypes were tested against the Thompson rifle, Berthier, and Hatcher-Band.
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^ M14 type rifles built to date .

[6] This led to a further trial of the improved "M1924" Garand against the Thompson, ultimately producing an inconclusive report.[6] .Therefore, the Ordnance Board ordered a Garand variant .30-06, while in March 1927 the Cavalry Board reported trials between the Thompson, Garand, and '03 Springfield had not led to a clear winner, leading to a gas-operated .276 model.^ Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 caliber rifle.

^ Springfield M1 Garand 30-06 Made in 1944.
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^ Springfield M1 Garand 30-06 Rifle.
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[6][nb 1]
.During the spring of 1928, both Infantry and Cavalry Boards ran trials with the .276 Pedersen T1 rifle, calling it "highly promising"[6] (despite its use of waxed ammunition,[8] shared by the Thompson).^ During the spring of 1928, both Infantry and Cavalry Boards ran trials with the .276 Pedersen T1 rifle, giving it high praise (despite its use of waxed ammunition).

^ These are great for use with all M1 Garands, 03 Springfields, M1 Carbines made by Winchester, Rockola, Quality, Irwin Pedersen, etc and Remington and Smith Corona 03A3 rifles, Thompson Sub machineguns, etc.

^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
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[9] .On 13 August 1928, a Semiautomatic Rifle Board carried out joint Army, Navy, and Marine Corps trials between the .30 Thompson, both cavalry and infantry versions of the T1 Pedersen, "M1924" Garand, and .256 Bang, and on 21 September, the Board reported no clear winner.^ On 13 August 1928, a Semiautomatic Rifle Board carried out joint Army, Navy, and Marine Corps trials between the .30 Thompson, both cavalry and infantry versions of the T1 Pedersen, "M1924" Garand, and .256 Bang, and on 21 September came back with no clear winner.

^ The .276 Garand was the clear winner of these trials.

^ The Garand had a report like no other rifle at the range.
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The .30 Garand, however, was dropped in favor of the .276.[10]
Further tests by the SRB in July 1929, which included rifle designs by Browning, Colt-Browning, Garand, Holek, Pedersen, Rheinmetall, Thompson, and an incomplete one by White,[nb 2] led to a recommendation that work on the (dropped) .30 gas-operated Garand be resumed, and a T1E1 was ordered 14 November 1929.
.Twenty gas-operated .276 T3E2s Garands were made and competed with T1 Pedersen rifles in Spring 1931. The .276 Garand was the clear winner of these trials.^ The .276 Garand was the clear winner of these trials.

^ Twenty gas-operated .276 T3E2s Garand's were made and competed with T1 Pedersen rifles in Spring 1931.

^ A: The M1 Garand is a semi-automatic gas operated rifle.
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.The .30 caliber Garand was also tested, in the form of a single T1E1, but was withdrawn with a cracked bolt on 9 October 1931. A 4 January 1932 meeting recommended adoption of the .276 caliber and production of approximately 125 T3E2s.^ The .30 caliber Garand was tested at these trials in the form of a single T1E1 prototype but was withdrawn with a cracked bolt on 9 October 1931.

^ A 4 January 1932 meeting recommended adoption of the .276 caliber and production of approximately 125 T3E2s.

^ Further tests by the SRB in July 1929, which included Brauning, Colt-Browning, Garand, Holek, Pedersen, Rhinemetall, Thompson, and an incomplete White, led to a recommendation work on the (dropped) .30 gas-operated Garand be resumed, and a T1E1 was ordered 14 November 1929.

.Meanwhile, Garand redesigned his bolt and his improved T1E2 rifle was retested.^ Meanwhile, Garand redesigned his bolt and his improved T1E2 rifle was retested.

^ The semiautomatic M1 Garand gave the American soldier a distinct firepower advantage over enemy soldiers armed with bolt action rifles that had to be cocked before each shot.
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^ Unlike bolt action rifles, the M1 Garand can be used with some success in close quarters.
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.The day after the successful conclusion of this test, Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur personally disapproved any caliber change, in part because there were extensive existing stocks of .30 M1 ball ammunition.^ I forgot they also sell the .30 caliber M1 Carbines there, too.
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^ The day after the successful conclusion of this test, Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur personally disapproved any caliber change, in part because there were extensive stocks of .30 ammunition.

^ Inland M1 .30 Carbine caliber carbine.

[11] .On 25 February 1932, Adjutant General John B. Shuman, speaking for the Secretary of War, ordered work on the rifles and ammunition in .276 caliber cease immediately and completely and all resources be directed toward identification and correction of deficiencies in the Garand .30 caliber.^ Works fine with caliber .30, preferred design for 7.62mm ammunition.
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^ All rifles are complete and fully functional.
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^ Works on all rifles and shotguns from .25 cal.

[12]
.On 3 August 1933, the T1E2 became the Semi-Automatic Rifle, Caliber 30, M1.^ Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 caliber rifle.

^ Harrington & Richardson M1 Garand 30-06 caliber rifle.

^ M1 Rifle in caliber .30-06.
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[6] .In May 1934, 75 M1s went to field trials; 50 were to infantry, 25 to cavalry units.^ In May 1934, 75 M1s went to field trials; 50 were to infantry, 25 to cavalry units.

[13] Numerous problems were reported, forcing the rifle to be modified, yet again, before it could be recommended for service and cleared for procurement on 7 November 1935, then standardized 9 January 1936.[6] The first production model was successfully proof-fired, function-fired, and fired for accuracy on July 21, 1937.[14]
.Production difficulties delayed deliveries to the Army until September 1937. By September 1939, Springfield Armory had reached an output of 100 per day.^ Production difficulties delayed deliveries until September 1937.

^ Springfield reached an output of 100 per day early in September 1939.

^ John C. Garand, who at the time was working at the US Army's Springfield Armory, designed the prototype of the gun in the summer of 1924.
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.Despite going into production status, design issues were not at an end.^ Despite its production status, design issues were not at an end.

^ Its full designation was "Karabiner 98 kurz," and it was the standard issue rifle to German forces in all branches from 1935 to the end of the war.
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^ But the M1 Garand had undergone a such continuous process of improvement and upgrading that by the end of production in 1955, hardly a single part remained as it had originally been designed.
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.The barrel, gas cylinder, and front sight assembly were redesigned and entered production in early 1940. Existing "gas-trap" rifles were recalled and retrofitted mirroring problems with the earlier M1903 Springfield rifle that also had to be recalled and reworked approximately three years into production and foreshadowing rework of the M16 rifle at a similar point in its development.^ The barrel and gas cylinder assembly were redesigned and entered production in early 1940.

^ Complete Ruger Mini-14 Disassembly/Reassembly DVD The Mini-14 rifle was developed in early 1970s and introduced near 1974.
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^ The Garand has a long history, it was originally developed in the 1920’s to replace the bolt action Springfield 1903 rifle, and after more than ten years of testing and design what is now known as the M1 was produced.
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Production of the Garand increased in 1940 despite these difficulties,[15] reaching 600 a day by 10 January 1941,[6] and the Army was fully equipped by the end of 1941.[16]

Service use

.Following the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Winchester was awarded an "educational" production contract for 65,000 rifles,[6] with deliveries beginning in 1943.[6] The British Army tested the M1 as a possible replacement for its bolt-action Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk III, but rejected it.^ Production was slow prior to the war, but with the outbreak of war in Europe production increased, and by 1941 the American Army was completely outfitted with M1 rifles.
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^ Following the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Winchester was awarded an "educational" production contract for 65000 rifles, with deliveries beginning in 1943.

^ The British Army tested the M1 Garand as a possible replacement for its bolt-action Lee-Enfield .

[17][18]
John Garand points out features of M1 to Army Generals.
.The M1's semiautomatic operation gave United States forces a significant advantage in firepower and shot-to-shot recovery time over individual enemy infantrymen in battle (German, Italian, and Japanese soldiers were usually armed with bolt-action rifles).^ The M1's semiautomatic operation gave United States forces a significant advantage in firepower and shot-to-shot response time over individual enemy infantrymen in battle (German and Japanese soldiers were usually armed with bolt-action rifles).

^ The Italians used the Carcano bolt action.
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^ Bolt-action rifles .
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[19] General George S. Patton called it "the greatest implement of battle ever devised."[20] The impact of faster-firing infantry small arms in general soon stimulated both Allied and Axis forces to greatly augment issue of semi- and fully-automatic firearms then in production, as well as to develop new types of infantry firearms.[21]
.Much of the M1 inventory in the post-World War II period underwent arsenal repair or rebuilding.^ Much of the M1 inventory in the post-WWII period underwent arsenal repair or rebuilding.

^ No monthly range of serial numbers has yet been developed for Post-World War II production of the M1 Garand.

^ During World War II, Chinese troops were often overwhelmed by the Japanese banzai attacks due to their slow bolt-action rifles.
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.While U.S. forces were still engaged in the Korean War, the Department of Defense determined a need for additional production of the Garand, and two new contracts were awarded.^ While U.S. forces were still engaged in the Korean War, the Department of Defense determined a need for additional production of the Garand, and two new contracts were awarded.

^ Following the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Winchester was awarded an "educational" production contract for 65000 rifles, with deliveries beginning in 1943.

^ Surplus Garands are available through the Civilian Marksmanship Program , as well as through the commercial market in the form of used specimens & new production from Springfield Armory Incorporated .

.During 1953-56, M1s were produced by International Harvester and Harrington & Richardson.^ During 1953-56, M1s were produced by International Harvester and Harrington & Richardson.

^ I have an International Harvester M1 (low mileage) made in 1953 and it is a tack driver.
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^ G.I. M1s were built by Winchester, Springfield Armory, Harrington and Richardson and International Harvester.
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[22] .A final, very small lot of M1s was produced by Springfield Armory in early 1957, using finished components already on hand.^ PHOTO Produced at Springfield Armory in 1965.
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^ Surplus Garands are available through the Civilian Marksmanship Program , as well as through the commercial market in the form of used specimens & new production from Springfield Armory Incorporated .

^ By the end of the war almost five and a half million M1s had be produced by several different manufactures, including Springfield arms, Winchester, and Beretta to name a few.
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.Beretta also produced Garands using Winchester tooling.^ Beretta also produced Garands using Winchester tooling.

^ During the 1950s, Beretta produced Garands in Italy at the behest of NATO, by having the tooling used by Winchester during WWII shipped to them by the U.S. government.

^ The manual provides thorough inspection procedures for the Garand, use of special tools, and a visual breakdown of parts used in the actual firearm.
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.The M1 proved an excellent rifle throughout its service in World War II and the Korean War.^ The M1 proved an excellent rifle throughout its service in World War II and the Korean War.

^ The M1 was used heavily in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, in the Vietnam War.

^ Cboram: the best rifle of World War II was the M1 Garand, hands down.
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.Surplus M1 rifles also armed many nations allied to the USA postwar, including West Germany, Italy and Japan.^ Surplus M1 rifles also armed many nations of the free world in World War II and postwar, including Germany, Italy and Japan.

^ The semiautomatic M1 Garand gave the American soldier a distinct firepower advantage over enemy soldiers armed with bolt action rifles that had to be cocked before each shot.
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^ Item Name: Caliber .30 US Rifle M1 (National Match) TM 9-1005-222-12P/1 .
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.Some Garands were still being used in the Vietnam War in 1963; despite the M14's official adoption in 1957, it was not until 1965 the changeover from the M1 Garand was completed in the active-duty component of the Army (with the exception of the sniper variants, which were introduced in World War II and saw action in Korea and Vietnam).^ It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957.
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^ Begins with the M1 Garand and covers all modifications leading to the adoption of the M14 in 1957.
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^ M1 Garand 1936 to 1957 .
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.In other components of the armed forces, such as the Army Reserve, Army National Guard and the Navy, Garands continued to serve into the 1970s or longer.^ As the Army expanded many were given opportunities to transfer to other branches such as the Air Corps with a chance to immediate promotion to NCO or even to officer.
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^ The U.S. Navy's 7.62 x 51mm NATO rifles, all British, Danish, and other Lend-Lease M1 Garands are described.
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^ In the likely case of a regional quarantine, the army and national guard will be everywhere, forcing you to take specific routes.
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.Some military drill teams still use the M1, including the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, the Norwegian Royal Guards Drill Team, the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Guard[23], almost all Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and some Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) teams of all branches of the US military.^ Johnson (an officer in the Marine Reserves) had been following all of this.
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^ As the Army expanded many were given opportunities to transfer to other branches such as the Air Corps with a chance to immediate promotion to NCO or even to officer.
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^ I was privileged to use this wonderful rifle while serving on the base Honor Guard in the Air Force in '98.
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.The Greek Army Evzones (presidential) Guard still uses M1s and it was used as a training rifle in the Greek army even in the late 90's.^ I was privileged to use this wonderful rifle while serving on the base Honor Guard in the Air Force in '98.
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^ Even the US Army did not completely understand suppressing fire late in the war, they were still trying to get soldiers to make every shot count.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Even if the Americans confined themselves to using the rifle, they'd have to be firing in volley ala the British square in order to provoke a savvy enemy into a charge.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

Design details

The M1 Garand with important parts labeled
.The M1 rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.^ The M1 Garand is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ The M1 rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ The first weapon we will discuss is the M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle.
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[24] .By modern standards, the M1's feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the rifle.^ M1 Garands feeding system is simple and reliable.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ By modern standards, the M1’s feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ The clip feed system and not being able to top off the magazine would be the only short comings of the M1 garand.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

.Officials in Army Ordnance circles demanded a fixed, non-protruding magazine for the new service rifle.^ Officials in Army Ordnance circles demanded a fixed, non-protruding magazine for the new service rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Krag was the first precision-machined, small caliber, magazine loading rifle adopted by the U.S. Army.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the time, it was believed that a detachable magazine on a general-issue service rifle would be easily lost by US soldiers (a criticism made of British soldiers and the Lee-Enfield 50 years previously), would render the weapon too susceptible to clogging from dirt and debris (a belief that proved unfounded with the adoption of the M1 Carbine), and that a protruding magazine would complicate existing manual-of-arms drills.^ Iam all for this weapon it would be extremely useful for a generic rifle.
  • .22 Rifle - Modern BrickArms Suggestions - BrickArms Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC forums.brickarms.com [Source type: General]

^ At the time, it was believed that a detachable magazine on a general-issue service rifle would be easily lost by U.S. soldiers, and would render the weapon too susceptible to clogging from dirt and debris (a belief that proved unfounded with the adoption of the M1 Carbine), and that a protruding magazine would complicate existing manual-of-arms drills as well as firing and reloading the weapon in the prone position.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ K. The M1 carbine magazine is too large to be easily modified to fit the Crosman.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

.As a result, inventor John Pedersen developed an "en bloc" clip system that allowed ammunition to be inserted from above, clip included, into the fixed magazine.^ As a result, inventor John Garand developed an “en bloc” clip system that allowed ammunition to be inserted from above, clip included, into the fixed magazine.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Essentually if you pull the bolt back and it latches on the bottom of the magazine lip then when you insert the clip the bolt will instantly release forward.

^ Compared to contemporary detachable box magazines, the M1’s “en bloc” clip is light, simple, and only has to be oriented with the bullets pointing forward prior to charging the rifle (the clips have no top or bottom).
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

.While this design provided the requisite flush-mount magazine, the clip system increased the rifle's weight, and prevented it from being fired without a clip, such as while reloading.^ While this design provided the requisite flush-mount magazine, the clip system increased the rifle’s weight, and prevented it from being fired without a clip, such as while reloading.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ By modern standards, the M1’s feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ It listed several things they liked about the rifle, such as it's ease of disassembly/assembly, capability to quickly top off the magazine, and ability to endure "considerable sand and dust" without failure.
  • 1941 USMC Rifle Tests - Long Island Firearms 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC longislandfirearms.com [Source type: General]

.Garand's rifle was originally chambered for the .276 Pedersen cartridge,[25] charged by means of 10-round clips.^ M1 Garand 8-round clips were preloaded.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ M-1 Garand 8 round magazine clip.

^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

.Later, it was chambered for the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ Chambered in full house .30-06 it can take down most anything, from an elk to the Third Reich.

^ Springfield M1 Garand 30-06 Rifle.
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.With this new cartridge, the M1 had a maximum effective range of 440 yards (400 m), with the capability of inflicting a casualty with armor-piercing ammunition well beyond 875 yards (800 m).^ With this loadout, the M1 had a maximum range of 500 yards and the potential of wounding an enemy beyond 880 yards when using armor-piercing rounds.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ After all, in the 1870-80s, the "trapdoor" was regularly fired at ranges of 800 to 1,000 yards in both combat and target matches.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CRITERION GARAND BARRELS PRICE INCREASE: Effective January 1, 2009, the CMP price of new manufacture .30-06 M1 Garand barrels will increase from $179.95 to $199.95.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.santaluciasportsmen.org [Source type: General]

.Because of the larger diameter of the .30-06 cartridge, the modified magazine held only eight rounds.^ The Garand only held 8 rounds while the Carbine has magazines that held 10, 15 or 30 rounds.
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^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ The .308 cartridges are fed from tough, cheap, and plenty 20 round magazines.

Two of Garand's patents, showing the original gas trap design and revised gas port system
.Garand's original design for the M1 used a complicated gas system involving a special muzzle extension gas trap, later dropped in favor of a simpler drilled gas port.^ The Garand has a long history, it was originally developed in the 1920’s to replace the bolt action Springfield 1903 rifle, and after more than ten years of testing and design what is now known as the M1 was produced.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ By modern standards, the M1’s feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

.Because most of the older rifles were retrofitted, pre-1939 gas-trap M1s are very rare today and are prized collector's items.^ However, Walmart is the best option because it offers the most items essential to your survival.
  • What's Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies | Cracked.com 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, it is an extremely popular and sought-after military rifle by collectors.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other than the rear hand guard and the butt plate, this looks like an original rifle and most collectors would have difficulty in determining that it was in fact restored.
  • Scott Duff: Collectible M1 Garands 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.scott-duff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] .In both systems, expanding gases from a fired cartridge are diverted into the gas cylinder.^ The first thing would be to disable the gas system by either removing the gas cylinder lock screw valve or replacing it with one that has a completely open end.

Here, the gases met a long-stroke piston attached to the operating rod. .The operating rod was therefore pushed rearward by the force of this high-pressure gas.^ The operating rod is connected to the bolt & as it travels rearward it unlocks the bolt & pushes it rearward as well, thus extracting & ejecting the fired case.

^ This would essentially turn your Garand into a manually operated straight pull bolt action rifle as the gas cylinder lock screw valve would not force the gasses to push against the op rod piston.

^ When the bullet passes over a small opening in the bottom of the barrel known as the gas port, gasses fill the gas cylinder (which lies directly beneath the gas port) & push the operating rod back.

.Then, the operating rod engaged a rotating bolt inside the receiver.^ The operating rod is connected to the bolt & as it travels rearward it unlocks the bolt & pushes it rearward as well, thus extracting & ejecting the fired case.

^ A spring in the operating rod causes the bolt to move forward again.

^ Silencer History and Performance by Peter G. Kokalis Discusses: operating rods receiver assembly barrel life .
  • Amazon.com: Complete M1 Garand (9780873649841): Jim Thompson: Books 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The bolt was attached to the receiver via two locking lugs, which rotated, unlocked, and initiated the firing cycle when the rifle was discharged.^ Bring a bore light with you and take a look at the rifling , and cycle the action (don't pinch your fingers closing the bolt ) and take a good look at the stock for cracks ...
  • Anyone know anything about M1 Garands? - www.ifish.net 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ifish.net [Source type: General]

^ The operating rod is connected to the bolt & as it travels rearward it unlocks the bolt & pushes it rearward as well, thus extracting & ejecting the fired case.

^ Evey nation organized their standard infantry formations along the concept of riflemen firing bolt action rifles for a "one shot/one kill" kind of effect.
  • Jedi Council Forums - The Weekly Discussion of Military Technology 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC boards.theforce.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The operating rod (and subsequently the bolt) then returned to its original position.^ The operating rod is connected to the bolt & as it travels rearward it unlocks the bolt & pushes it rearward as well, thus extracting & ejecting the fired case.

^ The book discusses in detail the original production of the rod bayonet rifles and their subsequent alteration to .30-03 and then .30-06 caliber.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the bolt did not release properly, you can slap the rear of the handle on the operating rod, which usually solves the problem.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

Features

An M1 Garand en bloc clip loaded with eight .30-06 Springfield rounds
.The weight of the M1 varies between 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) and 10.2 lb (4.63 kg) unloaded (depending on sling type and stock wood density)--a considerable increase over the previous M1903 Springfield.^ Members of the 101st Airborne Division as well as other Airborne soldiers use the folding stock variant M1 Carbine , the M1A1.
  • Saving Private Ryan - imfdb :. guns in movies :. movie guns :. the internet movie firearms database 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.imfdb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A wood-stock M1 Carbin is good shooting condition without the mag is worth $60-75.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

^ A soldier of low morals holds an M1 Garand with cuts in the stock for an ammo pouch to sling through like an M1 Carbine.
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.The length was 43.6 inches (1,107 mm).^ Although designated a "carbine," its 23.6 inch barrel and 43.70 inch length overall did make it technically a rifle.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The rifle is fed by an "en bloc" clip which holds eight rounds of .30-06 Springfield ammunition.^ M1 Rifle in caliber .30-06.
  • Scott Duff: Collectible M1 Garands 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.scott-duff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Springfield M1 Garand 30-06 Rifle.
  • m1 garand 23 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.ebang.com [Source type: Academic]

^ It was a clip fed rifle, each clip had 8 bullets and it had a distinctive sound when ammo ran out making a "pling".

.When the last cartridge is fired, the rifle ejects the clip and locks the bolt open.^ (The bolt will automatically remain open after the last shot is fired, ejecting the now empty clip.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

^ Ever wonder how the clip is ejected after firing the last round?
  • M1 Garand information, blueprints, pictures, mouse pads, and coffee mugs! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.nicolausassociates.com [Source type: General]

^ When the rifle is empty the clip ejects & the action is open.

.Clips can also be manually ejected at any time.^ I suppose the automatically ejecting stripper clip is just a half step between the old manual clip and the modern magazine.
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.The "en-bloc" clip is manually ejected by pulling the operating rod all the way to the rear, and then depressing the clip latch button.^ The operating rod is connected to the bolt & as it travels rearward it unlocks the bolt & pushes it rearward as well, thus extracting & ejecting the fired case.

^ He said Pedersen created the notorious “en bloc” reloading system with the spring steel clip.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Some would mention the Garands weight (9.5 pounds or so) & the en bloc clip as negatives.

.Much criticized in modern times, the en-bloc clip was innovative for its time.^ By modern standards, the M1’s feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ It hadn't been fired, I don't think the dopers figured out the en bloc clip.
  • When you care enough to shoot the very best - Kit Up 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC kitup.military.com [Source type: General]
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^ The M1's reload time when it is empty is much shorter than mid-clip, so if you're a good enough marksman you don't need to reload mid-clip.
  • M1 Garand - The Call of Duty Wiki - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty 2, characters, and more 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC callofduty.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The concept of a disposable box magazine had not been embraced and en-bloc clips were cheap and reliable.^ Compared to contemporary detachable box magazines, the M1’s “en bloc” clip is light, simple, and only has to be oriented with the bullets pointing forward prior to charging the rifle (the clips have no top or bottom).
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ It hadn't been fired, I don't think the dopers figured out the en bloc clip.
  • When you care enough to shoot the very best - Kit Up 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC kitup.military.com [Source type: General]
  • When you care enough to shoot the very best - Kit Up 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC kitup.military.com [Source type: General]

^ He said Pedersen created the notorious “en bloc” reloading system with the spring steel clip.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

It was even harder and slower to reload the M1903 rifle. Contemporary rifles with the ability to easily top-off a magazine included the Johnson M1941, the obsolete Krag-Jørgensen [26] and the Lee-Enfield No1 and No4.
.The rifle's ability to rapidly fire powerful .30-06 rifle ammunition also proved to be of considerable advantage in combat.^ M1 Rifle in caliber .30-06.
  • Scott Duff: Collectible M1 Garands 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.scott-duff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The new rifle was rechambered for the .30-06 but it proved too powerful for the gas system as it was then designed.
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^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

.In China, Japanese banzai charges had previously met with frequent success against poorly-trained Chinese soldiers armed with bolt-action rifles.^ The enemy has bolt action rifles.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ During World War II, Chinese troops were often overwhelmed by the Japanese banzai attacks due to their slow bolt-action rifles.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ The semiautomatic M1 Garand gave the American soldier a distinct firepower advantage over enemy soldiers armed with bolt action rifles that had to be cocked before each shot.
  • Amazon.com: The M1 Garand, 1936-1957 (9781882391196): Joe Poyer, Craig Riesch, Simeon Stoddard: Books 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Armed with the M1, US infantrymen were able to sustain a much higher rate of fire than their Chinese counterparts.^ Given the insanity of a good number of the people who live in Montana and their penchant for weaponry, the survival rate will likely be higher here than in other places.
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^ However, for most players, the low visual recoil and high rate of fire more than make up for this.
  • M1 Garand - The Call of Duty Wiki - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty 2, characters, and more 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC callofduty.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Armed with the M1 Garand, US troops did not suffer the same fate and were able to quickly fire back at the Japanese, thus stopping their forward momentum.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

.In the short-range jungle fighting, where opposing forces sometimes met each other in column formation on a narrow path, the penetration of the powerful .30-06 M2 cartridge enabled a single U.S. infantryman to kill up to three Japanese soldiers with a single round.^ It originally used .276 Pedersen cartridges for its ammunition, but later changed to the then-standard .30-06 Springfield.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ He used his '03 Springfield sniper rifle to knock down to before he was empty, but the three GI's in the foxholes killed every one of the Japanese before they reached the foxholes.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

^ Ammo is easily found, powerful, and destructive, but I have to ask: Has anyone considered the BAR? .30-’06 convenient for shooting through multiple targets (esp.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

[26]
.Ejection of an empty clip created a distinctive metallic "pinging" sound.^ The M1 Garand is loaded through the top of the receiver with an 8-round en-bloc clip that, once the last round has been fired, automatically ejects out of the rifle and makes a distinctive "pinging" sound due to the tin the clips were made of.
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^ But this was also used to the advantage of the Americans, for the US soldiers would pick up an empty clip while their rifles still had ammo, then simply drop the clip on the ground, making the same distinctive "ping" and deceiving the Axis soldiers and exposing them, believing the Americans were reloading.
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^ The clip ejection "ping" is also a moot point, mostly because of the inherent noise of all hell breaking loose in battle, and again because of the ease of reloading the Garand.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

[27] .In World War II, reports arose in which German and Japanese infantry were making use of this noise in combat to alert them to an empty M1 rifle in order to 'get the drop' on their American enemies.^ Cboram: the best rifle of World War II was the M1 Garand, hands down.
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^ The Crosman M1 Carbine is a realistic copy of the World War II carbine.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

^ Rifles Used: M1 Rifle - 12; M1903 - 1.

The information was taken seriously enough that U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground began experiments with clips made of various plastics in order to soften the sound, though no improved clips were ever adopted.[28]
.The M1 Garand was one of the first self-loading rifles to use stainless steel for its gas cylinder, in an effort to prevent corrosion.^ The first weapon we will discuss is the M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Used on M1 Carbines, Garands, 03 rifles, 1917 rifles, etc.

^ John C. Garand designed the M1 to be the ultimate self-loading rifle for the field.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

.As the stainless metal could not be parkerized, these gas cylinders were given a stove-blackening that frequently wore off in use.^ JackHammer, although it uses a gas operation, uses the system to revolve the cylinder in much a simliar way as to a standard single action pistol revolver.
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^ Check food stores, use gas stoves from the shed for hot food when the gas and power runs out and candles for light, but not at night.
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^ During the day I would blare loud music to attract these beast so I could kill them off more easily.
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.Unless the cylinder could be quickly repainted, the resultant gleaming muzzle could make the M1 Garand and its user more visible to the enemy in combat.^ The semiautomatic M1 Garand gave the American soldier a distinct firepower advantage over enemy soldiers armed with bolt action rifles that had to be cocked before each shot.
  • Amazon.com: The M1 Garand, 1936-1957 (9781882391196): Joe Poyer, Craig Riesch, Simeon Stoddard: Books 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ RIBlue 11-30-2007, 11:40 PM Was wondering if anyone knew where I could buy a M1 Garand for a decent price?
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is more accurate than the M1 Garand but not that much.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

[26] .The M1 Garand was designed for simple assembly and disassembly to facilitate field maintenance.^ A standard selection of indispensable tools for all AR15 assembly, disassembly and maintenance procedures (choose from A1 or A2 version - tools included differ).
  • Gunsmithing Tools & Supplies 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.bushmaster.com [Source type: General]

^ Manual has a detailed description of these rifles and characteristics, assembly/disassembly, maintenance, operation, ammunition, field firing and more.
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^ The following B&W 30" X 42" 1949 M1 GARAND "DISASSEMBLY MAT" (GTA 9-58) is available at two different costs, based on the material desired.
  • M1 Garand information, blueprints, pictures, mouse pads, and coffee mugs! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.nicolausassociates.com [Source type: General]

.It can be field stripped (broken down) without tools.^ Field stripping can be done simply and quickly without any tools.
  • New Long Guns at Four Seasons in Woburn, MA 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.fsguns.com [Source type: General]

[29]

Operation

Inserting an M1 "en bloc" clip
.The Garand is loaded with a full clip of eight rounds.^ The Garand is loaded with a full clip of 8 cartridges.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ M-1 Garand 8 round magazine clip.

^ Eight round clip reduces the need to reload.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

.Once all eight rounds are expended, the bolt will be automatically locked back and the clip ejected (with a distinct metallic ping), readying the rifle for the insertion of a fresh clip of ammunition.^ Once all eight rounds are expended, the bolt will be automatically locked back and the clip ejected, readying the rifle for the insertion of a fresh clip of ammunition.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ By modern standards, the M1’s feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ It was a clip fed rifle, each clip had 8 bullets and it had a distinctive sound when ammo ran out making a "pling".

[25] .Compared to contemporary detachable box magazines, the M1's "en bloc" clip is light, simple, and only has to be oriented with the rounds pointing forward prior to charging the rifle (the clips have no top or bottom).^ M1 Garand 8-round clips were preloaded.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Compared to contemporary detachable box magazines, the M1’s “en bloc” clip is light, simple, and only has to be oriented with the bullets pointing forward prior to charging the rifle (the clips have no top or bottom).
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Try to get some "en bloc clips" with it.
  • Anyone know anything about M1 Garands? - www.ifish.net 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ifish.net [Source type: General]

.Once the clip is inserted, the bolt snaps forward on its own as soon as pressure is released from the clip, chambering a round and leaving it ready to fire.^ As you remove downward pressure from the clip the bolt should release and move forward, chambering the first round.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

^ Once seated into the receiver, the operating handle is pulled slightly back to release the lock mechanism,then released, allowing the bolt to move forward,stripping a round from the clip and pushing it into the chamber.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

^ Deaf Smith 09-28-2009, 09:06 PM The bolt does not release and go forward upon mere insertion of the clip.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

[30][31] .It is advisable for the operator to ride the bolt forward with his hand (in order to prevent the bolt from closing on his thumb, resulting in "Garand thumb" or "M1 thumb"), and to strike the operating rod handle with his palm to ensure the bolt is closed.^ Order the M1 garand here .
  • When you care enough to shoot the very best - Kit Up 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC kitup.military.com [Source type: General]
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^ Cboram: the best rifle of World War II was the M1 Garand, hands down.
  • Apple's tablet set to shake up more than computers - FP Trading Desk 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Also hand-fitted, stoned and lapped are all the internal reciprocating components, including the bolt, operating rod, operating rod guide and op rod spring guide for the smoothest of operation and long, reliable life.

[31][32]
.The M1's safety is located at the front of the trigger guard.^ We also cut the extra loop from the trigger guard and trimmed the safety to blend into the lines of the guard while still remaining completely functional.

^ Item Name: Color Plate 3 - M1 Garand Trigger & Safety Functioning - 17" X 22" in Size .
  • M1 Garand information, blueprints, pictures, mouse pads, and coffee mugs! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.nicolausassociates.com [Source type: General]

.It is engaged when it is pressed rearward into the trigger guard, and disengaged when it is pushed forward and is protruding outside of the trigger guard.^ We also cut the extra loop from the trigger guard and trimmed the safety to blend into the lines of the guard while still remaining completely functional.

^ I must have bumped the magazine (pushing upward into the gun) and disengaging it from the BB gun as it fell into the tall grass, never to be fouind again.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

[32] .Contrary to widespread misconception, partially expended or full clips can be easily ejected from the rifle by means of the clip latch button.^ It only gave way to the Model 1903 Springfield as the latter rifle could be loaded quickly and easily with a five round clip.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once all eight rounds are expended, the bolt will be automatically locked back and the clip ejected, readying the rifle for the insertion of a fresh clip of ammunition.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ So ejecting a partially spent clip isnt dangerous, however, loading a clip in the rifle, can be if your not careful, I got Garand thumb about 20 years ago, because I was loading it in a hurry, but now I always hold the op.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

[32] .It is also possible to load single cartridges into a partially loaded clip while the clip is still in the magazine, but this requires both hands and a bit of practice.^ The Garand is loaded with a full clip of 8 cartridges.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ AM The Clip, (in this case it is a clip, not a magazine,) is inserted into the top of the receiver, with the bolt locked open.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

^ AM The M1 rifle was designed so that when the clip was pushed (with the thumb) all the way down into the magazine, the breachbolt would release and the bolt would spring forward, chambering the top cartridge in the clip.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

.In reality, this procedure was rarely performed in combat, as the danger of loading dirt along with the cartridges increased the chances of malfunction, instead, it was much easier and quicker to simply manually eject the clip, and insert a fresh one,[33] which is how the rifle was originally designed to be operated.^ The Garand is loaded with a full clip of 8 cartridges.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Loading Cartridges for the Original .45-70 Springfield Rifles and Carbine .
  • Gunbooksales.comCatalog of Gun Books - by Title, Mail Order Catalog of Gun Books 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.gunbooksales.com [Source type: General]

^ Loading Cartridges for the Original .45-70 Springfield Rifle and Carbine .
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[26][28][31] .Later, special clips holding two or five rounds became available on the civilian market, as well as a single-loading device which stays in the rifle when the bolt locks back.^ A survey of all current civilian semiautomatic M14-type rifles and components available today is also included as a separate chapter and brought up to date.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The bolt on my rifle was hard to pull back but I managed to get it working.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

^ It only gave way to the Model 1903 Springfield as the latter rifle could be loaded quickly and easily with a five round clip.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In battle, the manual of arms called for the rifle to be fired until empty, and then recharged quickly.^ Manual has a detailed description of these rifles and characteristics, assembly/disassembly, maintenance, operation, ammunition, field firing and more.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AGI FN / FAL Rifle DVD The FAL rifle has been often called the "Right Arm of Freedom" as it has been in service with over 35 countries around the world.
  • Rifle DVD 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC a2zoutdoors.com [Source type: General]

^ The American Krag Rifle and Carbine provides the arms collector, historian and target shooter with a part-by-part analysis of what has been called the "rifle with the smoothest bolt action ever designed."
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Due to the well-developed logistical system of the U.S. military at the time, this wastage of ammunition was generally not critical, though this could change in the case of units that came under intense fire or were flanked or surrounded by enemy forces.^ By modern standards, the M1’s feeding system is archaic, relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source of criticism of the Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact a trained Brit rifleman could fire 30 aimed shots in just under a minute with one.
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^ The main time that a squad leader needs to use his weapon is when the enemy is at extremely close range when there is not really a need to direct fire and manuever.
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[26] .The Garand's en-bloc clip system proved particularly cumbersome when using the rifle to launch grenades, requiring removal of an often partially loaded clip of ball ammunition and replacement with a full clip of blank cartridges.^ The clip-loading system was the achilles heal of the M-1.
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Garand is loaded with a full clip of 8 cartridges.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Try to get some "en bloc clips" with it.
  • Anyone know anything about M1 Garands? - www.ifish.net 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ifish.net [Source type: General]

Accessories

.Both official and aftermarket accessories were plentiful for the Garand rifle.^ I hunt so i have both a rifle and zombie repellent(aka shotgun) with plenty of ammo, i also have a thick metal bat and a machete.
  • What's Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies | Cracked.com 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

.Several different styles of bayonets fit the rifle: the M1905 and M1942, both with 16-inch (406 mm) blades; the Model 1905E1 with shortened 10-inch (254 mm) blade; the M1 with 10-inch (254 mm) blade; and the M5 bayonet with 6.75-inch (152 mm) blade.^ Many are going to tell you the Bayonet, M5 with its 7-inch blade is the correct Korean War bayonet to match the M1 Garand.
  • So..you want to buy a M1 Garand.. - AR15.COM 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

^ If the correct bayonet used during the Korean War (1950 to 1953) is what you're looking for, you want either the M1 or M1905E1 with 10-inch blade.
  • So..you want to buy a M1 Garand.. - AR15.COM 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

^ The South Koreans took USGI M1 bayonets and shortened them to about M5A1 length to fit re-worked M1 bayo scabbards with pressed metal sheaths for the blade, and the original US forged part that accepts and locks the blade.
  • So..you want to buy a M1 Garand.. - AR15.COM 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

.Also available was the M7 grenade launcher that fitted onto the end of the barrel.^ M18 Smoke Grenade Projection Adaptor for use with Grenade Launchers, on M1 Garand M7 Launchers; or M8 Launchers on M1 Carbines.

^ WW2 US Army M1 Garand M7 Grenade Launcher.

^ WW2 US Army M7 Grenade Launcher .

[34] .It was sighted using the M15 sight, which fit just forward of the trigger.^ It's fitted with a new American walnut pistol grip-style stock, a fitted, lapped and polished bolt, a crisp competition-weight trigger and responsive, calibrated sights.

^ A15 M15 Grenade Sight, WWII. These are new, never used and complete.
  • Bill Ricca's M1 and M14 Rifle Items 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.billricca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A cleaning tool, oiler and greasepots could be stored in two cylindrical compartments in the buttstock for use in the field.^ He also provides a complete history of the rifle's development and use in both World War I and World War II. Also a complete description of the two sniper rifle variations of the P-14 that were fielded in both wars, the Pedersen device developed for the M1917, and the accessories that were issued with the rifle to soldiers of both countries, including ammunition belts, bayonets, tools and cleaning equipment.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M1Carbine style oiler stores gun oil with Lubricator dip stick great for getting into the tight places made from steel great for any gun cleaning kit.

^ Sturdy weapon, can be used as a club / melee weapon Easy to field strip / clean.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

.Because of the limitations of the Garand's clip-loading magazine, the rifle proved less than ideal for use in launching 22 mm rifle grenades, and the M1903 Springfield was retained for use in that role long after grenade launchers for the Garand became available.^ Rifles Used: M1 Rifle - 12; M1903 - 1.

^ The Garand is loaded with a full clip of 8 cartridges.
  • M1 Garand: Semi-auto Zombie Decapitator | Undead Report 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Less than 3,200 available.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.santaluciasportsmen.org [Source type: General]

.The M1907 two-piece leather rifle sling was the most common type of sling used with the weapon through World War II. In 1943 a khaki canvas sling was introduced that gradually became more common.^ Two required with each rifle Sling.

^ In-depth study of these famous weapons as used in World War II and beyond.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During World War II, Chinese troops were often overwhelmed by the Japanese banzai attacks due to their slow bolt-action rifles.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

[35] .Another accessory was the winter trigger, said to have been developed during the Korean War.^ If the correct bayonet used during the Korean War (1950 to 1953) is what you're looking for, you want either the M1 or M1905E1 with 10-inch blade.
  • So..you want to buy a M1 Garand.. - AR15.COM 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

^ He served during World War II, then as an explosive ordnance disposal expert during the Korean War, and as an intelligence officer during the war in Vietnam.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All it needs is a games development company to stop thinking 'WWI=trenches=boring' and get a half decent researcher to look at what happened during the war.

It consisted of a small mechanism installed on the trigger guard, allowing the soldier to remotely pull the trigger by depressing a lever just behind the guard. .This enabled the shooter to fire his weapon while using winter gloves, which could get "stuck" on the trigger guard or not allow for proper movement of the finger.^ Firing pin and hammer block prevents movement of these critical components until the trigger is pulled, and a bolt safety will not allow the bolt to cycle should the carbine be dropped or struck against an object.
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^ M1853 Enfield Rifle Musket Sling Swivel for Trigger Guard, pattern used during Civil War, with imported M1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets.

^ Only book we have seen that examines the evolution of devices allowing weapons to be used in low light/no light conditions.
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Variants

Rifle, Cal. 30, M1C with M84 telescope and rear sight protector
Rifle, Cal. 30, M1D with M84 telescope and T-37 flash suppressor
.Most variants of the Garand, save the sniper variants, never saw active duty.^ The book also provides the most complete analysis yet of the World War II M1 Garand as well as the M1C, M1D and MC 1952 sniper rifles.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two sniper variants of the Garand were used by U.S. forces in Korea and Vietnam, the M1C and M1D. .
  • M1 Garand - The Call of Duty Wiki - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty 2, characters, and more 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC callofduty.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] .The sniper versions were modified to accept scope mounts, and two versions (the M1C, formerly M1E7, and the M1D, formerly M1E8) were produced, although not in significant quantities during World War II.[36] The only difference between the two versions is the mounting system for the telescopic sight.^ Two versions of the rifle for snipers, the M-1C and M-1D were issued in small quantities in the last year of the war, which had the telescopic sight needed for snipers.
  • AP Reporter Identifies M-1 Garand as a ‘Sniper Rifle’ | NewsBusters.org 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ Only case to fit all the telescopes with the M1D mount attached.
  • Bill Ricca's M1 and M14 Rifle Items 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.billricca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During World War II, Chinese troops were often overwhelmed by the Japanese banzai attacks due to their slow bolt-action rifles.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

.In June 1944, the M1C was adopted as a standard sniper rifle by the U.S. Army to supplement the venerable M1903A4.^ Separate chapters also present the first ever complete discussion of the M1C, M1D, and MC52 sniper rifles and the three types of National Match M1 Garands.
  • M1 Garand Rifles at Impact Guns Home 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.impactguns.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The M24 is the US Army's sniper rifle, built from a Remington 700 action.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M1C (Sniper's), 07 March 1945 - This publication thoroughly describes and explains the mounting, operation, and care of the added parts of the M1C Sniper beyond that of the standard Field Manual (FM) used for the M1 rifle.
  • M1 Garand information, blueprints, pictures, mouse pads, and coffee mugs! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.nicolausassociates.com [Source type: General]

[37]
.The procedure required to install the M1C-type mounts through drilling/tapping the hardened receiver was inefficient in terms of tooling and time.^ Drilled and tapped for scope mounts.
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^ No drilling or tapping required.

^ This publication shows how the telescope mount is installed on the receiver.
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.This resulted in the development of the M1D, which utilized a simpler, single-ring Springfield Armory mount.^ S ometimes we build rifles just to try out new ideas or, in the case of this really sweet early Springfield Armory 1903, to develop new products.

[37] .The M1C and M1D first began to be widely used during the Korean War.^ It was used with great effect during the war, and General George Patton called it "the greatest implement of battle ever devised."
  • AP Reporter Identifies M-1 Garand as a ‘Sniper Rifle’ | NewsBusters.org 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ My dad carried one during WW2 and the Korean War too.And contrary to aforementioned statements, .
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Two sniper variants of the Garand were used by U.S. forces in Korea and Vietnam, the M1C and M1D. .
  • M1 Garand - The Call of Duty Wiki - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty 2, characters, and more 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC callofduty.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The U.S. Marine Corps adopted the M1C as their official sniper rifle in 1951. The U.S. Navy has also used the Garand, rechambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO round.^ The M1 Garand was used by all branches of the United States Military in front-line service until 1957, when it was replaced with the M14 rifle, which is essentially a selective-fire Garand with a 20-round detachable box magazine and chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO. However, the M1 Garand was used by reserve and National Guard units well into the 1970s.
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^ It is still used today by the U.S. Marine Corps and NJROTC classes as a drill weapon, and is manufactured in parts of India, and Italy under license by the Beretta Company.
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^ The US military did the same, only they refined it more and recalibrated it to 7.62X51mm NATO. That is of course the M-14 rifle, which is still in service today in small numbers as a intermediate range sniper arm.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

The T20E2 selective fire prototype was designed to feed from 20-round BAR magazines.
.Two interesting variants that never saw service were the M1E5 and T26 (popularly known as the Tanker Garand).^ Two complete chapters on accessories, one for the ground Lewis, and one for the air service variations.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two sniper variants of the Garand were used by U.S. forces in Korea and Vietnam, the M1C and M1D. .
  • M1 Garand - The Call of Duty Wiki - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty 2, characters, and more 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC callofduty.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The M1E5 is equipped with a folding buttstock, while the T26 uses the standard solid stock, and has a shorter, 18-inch barrel.^ The shorter barrel and folding stock is just handier.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The same technique was used on lock plates, barrel bands, trigger assemblies, stocks, ramrods, etc.
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^ It features a genuine American walnut stock, a gleaming Brasslite receiver, a brass buttplate, sporting sights and an awesome 20-inch long octagon barrel.
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The Tanker name was also used after the war as a marketing gimmick for commercially-modified Garands. .Another variant that never saw duty was the T20E2. This variant is a Garand modified to accept Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) magazines, and has selective fire capability, with semi- and fully-automatic modes.^ I forgot about the Browning Automatic Rifle!!
  • Best military rifle of WW2??? [Archive] - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.militaryimages.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The M1 Garand is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ CMP armorers expect to complete the assembly of a limited run of 1,000 "CMP SELECT" M1 Garand rifles by 30 Sep, 2007.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.santaluciasportsmen.org [Source type: General]

.The T26 arose from requests by various Army combat commands for a shortened version of the standard M1 rifle for use in jungle or mobile warfare.^ Rifles Used: M1 Rifle - 12; M1903 - 1.

^ There are 24 pages of pictures with descriptive part and drawing numbers of all three versions of the M1 Garand rifle.
  • M1 Garand information, blueprints, pictures, mouse pads, and coffee mugs! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.nicolausassociates.com [Source type: General]

^ The big difference in the M1 and the German Mauser rifle was their intended use.
  • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

In July 1945 Col. William Alexander, former staff officer for Gen. Simon Buckner and a new member of the Pacific Warfare Board,[38] requested urgent production of 15,000 carbine-length M1 rifles for use in the Pacific theater.[39][40][41][42] .To emphasize the need for rapid action, he requested the Ordnance arm of the U.S. 6th Army in the Philippines to make up 150 18" barreled M1 rifles for service trials, sending another of the rifles by special courier to U.S. Army Ordnance officials at Aberdeen as a demonstration that the M1 could be easily modified to the new configuration.^ New owners of M1 Garands often have many questions about the care and feeding of their rifles.
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^ I guess my question is, if the rifle as a whole is junk, is the SA receiver capable of being restored with a new barrel and stock to be considered a worthy Garand?
  • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It features an as-new accuracy gauged SA 9 - 55 barrel of the same type used on original NM rifles (note: this barrel is not NM marked).

[39][41][43][44] .Although the T26 was never approved for production, at least one 18" barreled M1 rifle was used in action in the Philippines by troopers in the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (503rd PIR).^ Rifles Used: M1 Rifle - 12; M1903 - 1.

^ I have a goal of collecting an example of ever infantry rifle used by our armed forces from 1775 to present.
  • M1 Garand [Archive] - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The big difference in the M1 and the German Mauser rifle was their intended use.
  • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

[44]
.During the 1950s, Beretta produced Garands in Italy at the behest of NATO, by having the tooling used by Winchester during World War II shipped to them by the US government.^ Cboram: the best rifle of World War II was the M1 Garand, hands down.
  • Apple's tablet set to shake up more than computers - FP Trading Desk 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ During World War II, Chinese troops were often overwhelmed by the Japanese banzai attacks due to their slow bolt-action rifles.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ By G. de Vries and B.J. Martens The K98k was the most important battle rifle of the German armed forces during World War II. Used by all branches of the army from 1935 until the last days of the Third Reich in 1945, it was one of the best bolt-action weapons fielded in the war.

.These rifles were designated Model 1952 in Italy, and eventually led to variants of their own, the best known of these being the BM59 series.^ The demand for this book has been so great that the author and publisher decided to skip over Volume 3 in the series which will deal with the original "Long Lee" rifle for the time being.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From 1941 prototype through the six million rifles produced in WW2, this is the complete story of development and production of every Carbine model and variant.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Charles R. Stratton continues his very successful series on collectible British military rifles with the little understood, but widely available Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model of 1917 Rifles.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Quick reference of variants

U.S. Army designation U.S. Navy designation Description
T1 N/A Prototype
T1E1 N/A A single trial rifle that broke its bolt in the 1931 trial
T1E2 N/A Trial designation for gas-trap Garand. Basically a T1E1 with a new bolt.
M1 N/A Basic model. Identical to T1E2. Later change to gas port did not change designation
M1E1 N/A M1 Garand variant; modified cam angle in op-rod
M1E2 N/A M1 Garand variant; prismatic scope and mount
M1E3 N/A M1 Garand variant; roller added to bolt’s cam lug (later adapted for use in the M14)
M1E4 N/A M1 Garand variant; gas cut-off and expansion system with piston integral to op-rod
M1E5 N/A M1 Garand variant; 18-inch barrel and folding stock
M1E6 N/A M1 Garand variant; sniper variant
M1E7/M1C N/A M1E6 Garand variant; sniper variant with M81 scope (though the M82 or M84 scope could be used) on a Griffin & Howe mount
M1E8/M1D N/A M1E7 Garand variant; sniper variant with M82 scope (though the M84 scope could be used) on a Springfield Armory mount
M1E9 N/A M1 Garand variant; similar to M1E4, with piston separate from op-rod
M1E10 N/A M1 Garand variant; variant with the "Ljungman" direct gas system
M1E11 N/A M1 Garand variant; short-stroke Tappet gas system
M1E12 N/A M1 Garand variant; gas impingement system
M1E13 N/A M1 Garand variant; "White" gas cut-off and expansion system
M1E14 Mk 2 Mod 0 M1 Garand variant; rechambered in .30 T65/7.62x51mm NATO with press-in chamber insert
T20 N/A M1 Garand variant; select-fire conversion by John Garand, capable of using BAR magazines
T20E1 N/A T20 variant; uses its own type of magazines
T20E2 N/A T20 variant; E2 magazines will work in BAR, but not the reverse
T20E2HB N/A T20E2 variant; HBAR variant
T22 N/A M1 Garand variant; select-fire conversion by Remington, magazine-fed
T22E1 N/A T22 variant; unknown differences
T22E2 N/A T22 variant; unknown differences
T22E3 N/A T22 variant; unknown differences; uses T27 fire control
T26 N/A M1 Garand variant; 18-inch barrel and standard stock
T27 N/A Remington select-fire field conversion for M1 Garand; ability to convert issue M1 Garands to select-fire rifles; fire control setup used in T22E3
T35 Mk 2 Mod 2 M1 Garand variant; rechambered for .30 T65/7.62x51mm NATO
T36 N/A T20E2 variant; T20E2 rechambered for .30 T65/7.62x51mm NATO using T35 barrel and T25 magazine
T37 N/A T36 variant; same as T36, except in gas port location

Descendants

.The M1 Garand was the direct predecessor of the M14 rifle, which replaced it.^ M1 Garand rifles are a specialty at Impact.
  • M1 Garand Rifles at Impact Guns Home 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.impactguns.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Separate chapters also present the first ever complete discussion of the M1C, M1D, and MC52 sniper rifles and the three types of National Match M1 Garands.
  • M1 Garand Rifles at Impact Guns Home 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.impactguns.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The M1 Garand is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

.The Japanese began development of a modified copy of the Garand, the Type 5 Rifle, near the end of World War II, though it never reached production status.^ An in-depth study of the 7.62 mm M14 rifle, from its World War II rootsuntil the end of production.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Production of this bayonet type began in mid-1943 during World War II (as mentioned above).
  • So..you want to buy a M1 Garand.. - AR15.COM 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

^ The Crosman M1 Carbine is a realistic copy of the World War II carbine.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

[45] .During the 1950s, Beretta developed the BM59 series of rifles, which would also be produced under license in Indonesia as the "SP" series.^ From 1941 prototype through the six million rifles produced in WW2, this is the complete story of development and production of every Carbine model and variant.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ruger produced the Mini-14 rifle, which utilizes a reduced-size operating system and a different gas system.^ Ruger Mini-14/30 Accessories .

^ The M1 Garand is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle.
  • Treyarch > Blog > Weapon Focus: M1 Garand 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ Since I live in Illinois, I wasn't too far to take the rifle to Genesseo to have the folks at Springfield Armory replace her barrel and gas system.
  • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

The Mini-14 looks like the M-14, but is chambered for the smaller .223 cartridge.[46]
.Despite similarities in naming, there is no relationship between the M1 rifle and the M1 carbine, other than a similar rotating bolt design.^ Others preferred the M1/M2 Carbine.
  • Need some FReeper help re: WWII US infantry weapons. 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are other copies of the M1 Carbine and I believe the Garand.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

^ Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle Welcome to the M1-Garand Tribute Page .
  • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

.Additional confusion can arise from the development of several other weapon systems, "M" being an abbreviation for Model, such as the M1 submachine gun and M1 tank.^ I was talking about the NBA not the m1 carbine but thanks I will check out the others guns.
  • Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report: Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun looks like its ancestor! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

^ Demoman 07-14-2007, 09:59 AM Shotties are 2ndary weapons and other guns blow them away so no need for a new shottie.
  • Stop the Weapon Suggestions [Archive] - ijji Forums 12 September 2009 12:36 UTC forums.ijji.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Complete detailed descriptions of all variations of the .30 and .50 caliber guns are covered, including ground, aircraft, tank and experimental models.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Civilian use

A U.S. Coast Guardsman competes in a marksmanship championship with the M1.
.United States citizens meeting certain qualifications may purchase US military surplus M1 rifles through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).^ Several variations of .30 caliber rifles were developed and sold through the Director, Civilian Marksmanship Program and the National Rifle Association for target shooting and hunting.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A limited quantity of M1 Garand rifles demiled for drill and ceremonies is available for purchase.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.santaluciasportsmen.org [Source type: General]

^ Item Name: Caliber .30 US Rifle M1 (National Match) TM 9-1005-222-12P/1 .
  • M1 Garand information, blueprints, pictures, mouse pads, and coffee mugs! 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.nicolausassociates.com [Source type: General]

.The CMP is run by the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety (CPRPFS), a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the United States Congress in 1996 to instruct citizens in marksmanship and promote practice and safety in the use of firearms.^ CMP armorers expect to complete the assembly of a limited run of 1,000 "CMP SELECT" M1 Garand rifles by 30 Sep, 2007.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.santaluciasportsmen.org [Source type: General]

^ Includes individual and unit marksmanship practice and training; how to engage a single enemy soldier, moving vehicles or overflying aircraft.
  • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The SLSA is offering CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) www.odcmp.com Rifle Clinics open to the public that will provide instruction and familiarization with basic firearm safety, range safety and operation of the U.S. Rifle M1(Garand .30-06) service rifle.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.santaluciasportsmen.org [Source type: General]

[47] The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. .From 1903 to 1996, the CMP was sponsored by the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM), a position first within the Department of War and later in the Department of the Army.^ First issued in 1903, it served in two world wars and the Korean War and numerous smaller military actions around the globe between in the first half of the 20th Century.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I only got three from the DCM now CMP First one was a WW II era Springer, rebulit to "as-new" in 1965 for the Navy.
  • So..you want to buy a M1 Garand.. - AR15.COM 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

^ Early in World War 2 the US Army had millions of 1903 Springfield.
  • Need some FReeper help re: WWII US infantry weapons. 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The DCM was normally an active-duty Army colonel.
.Military surplus Garands and post-war copies made for the civilian market are popular among enthusiasts around the world.^ First issued in 1903, it served in two world wars and the Korean War and numerous smaller military actions around the globe between in the first half of the 20th Century.
  • North Cape Publications 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.northcapepubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Garand was standard issue throughout World War 2, just as the M-16 is now.
  • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cheap surplus ammo all of these weapons, minus the 357, are used, have been used by militaries around the world, thus the ammo is mass produced and cheap.
  • What's Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies | Cracked.com 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

[48]

Users

.
  •  Argentina - Received about 30,000 M1s from the US government before 1964. Some were converted to accept BM59 magazines in the 1960s.^ WW2 US Army M1/M2 .30 Carbine Magazine pouch for four 30 round magazines.

    ^ US M1 / M2 .30 Carbine 4-Magazine Pouch .

    [49]
  •  Brazil - Received large numbers of M1s from the US government in the early 1950s. Some were converted to the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge and to accept FN FAL magazines.[49]
  • .
  •  Denmark - Received 69,810 M1 rifles (designated "Gevær m/50") from the US government prior to 1964. Some were converted to the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.^ WW2 US Army .30 Caliber rifle Bore Brushes as issued with M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, etc, Each $3.00 .

    ^ The US military did the same, only they refined it more and recalibrated it to 7.62X51mm NATO. That is of course the M-14 rifle, which is still in service today in small numbers as a intermediate range sniper arm.
    • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AM The M1 rifle was designed so that when the clip was pushed (with the thumb) all the way down into the magazine, the breachbolt would release and the bolt would spring forward, chambering the top cartridge in the clip.
    • M1 Garand [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

    [50] Also purchased 20,000 M1s from Italy.[51] .The rifle has now been phased out of service.
  •  Ethiopia - Received 20,700 M1 rifles from the US government in the 1960s.^ These highly serviceable rifles are now available to the gun buying public at rock bottom prices.
    • Guns and Shooting 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.warbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My aunt’s farm also provides us with new weapons such as rifles and harvesting trucks (which can clear out a group of zombies easily I think).
    • What's Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies | Cracked.com 2 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The M24 is the US Army's sniper rifle, built from a Remington 700 action.
    • M1 Garand [Archive] - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [50]
  •  France - Used by the Foreign Legion and Free French Forces.[52][53] .France also received 232,500 M1 rifles from the US government in 1950-1964.[50]
  •  West Germany - Received 46,750 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1965.[50]
  •  Greece - Received 186,090 M1 and 1880 M1C/M1D rifles from the US government prior to 1975.[50] Still in use for ceremonial duties by the Presidential Guard.
  •  Indonesia - Received between 55,000 and 78,000 M1s and a minor number of M1Cs from the US government prior to 1971; some rifles also supplied from Italy.^ Rifles Used: M1 Rifle - 12; M1903 - 1.

    ^ Separate chapters also present the first ever complete discussion of the M1C, M1D, and MC52 sniper rifles and the three types of National Match M1 Garands.
    • M1 Garand Rifles at Impact Guns Home 21 January 2010 7:47 UTC www.impactguns.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The big difference in the M1 and the German Mauser rifle was their intended use.
    • Others talk about the M1 Garand rifle 10 January 2010 18:12 UTC www.m1-garand.com [Source type: Original source]

    [49]
  •  Iran - Received 165,490 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1964.[50]
  •  Israel - Received up to 60,000 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1975.[50]
  •  Italy - Used by the army from 1945. Beretta license-built 100,000 M1s from 1950 until the adoption of the BM59 in 1959.[51] Also received 232,000 M1s from the US government between 1950 and 1970.[49]
  •  Jordan - Received an estimated 25,000-30,000 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1974.[50]
  •  Japan - A number were manufactured by Howa for the Japan Self-Defense Forces after World War II.[54]
  •  Laos - Received 36,270 M1 rifles from the US government in 1950-1975.[50]
  •  Norway - Received 72,800 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1964.[50]
  •  Pakistan - Received possibly 150,000 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1975.[50]
  •  Paraguay - Received 30,750 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1975.[50]
  •  Philippines - Received 34,300 M1 and 2630 M1D rifles from the US government in 1950-1975.[50]
  •  Saudi Arabia - Received 34,530 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1975.[50]
  •  South Korea - Received 296,450 of M1 rifles from the US government in 1964-1974.[50]
  •  South Vietnam - Received 220,300 M1 and 520 M1C/M1D rifles from the US government in 1950-1975.[50]
  •  Thailand - Received about 40,000 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1965.[50]
  •  Turkey - Received 312,430 M1 rifles from the US government in 1953-1970.[50]
  •  United States - Standard issue rifle of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force from 1936 to 1963. Still in use for official military ceremonies and JROTC units.
  •  Venezuela - Received 55,670 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1975.[50]

Notes

  1. ^ Garand would patent this 12 April 1930.
  2. ^ Additional trials in 1930 found Bostonian Joseph White's rifles insufficiently robust. Walter, p. 143

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  2. ^ Scott Duff. "Who Made M1 Garands? How Many Were Made? When Were They Made?". Excerpted from The M1 Garand: Owner’s Guide copyright 1994 by Scott A. Duff. http://www.scott-duff.com/WhoHowManyWhen.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
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  8. ^ Fitzsimons, op. cit., Volume 19, p. 2092, "Pedersen", describes the ammunition as "lubricated".
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Simple English

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An eight-round en-bloc clip.

[[File:|thumb|[width in number of pixels]px|right|US Marines with M1 in 1943]] The M1 Garand is a semi-automatic rifle that was mostly used by the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. It has an internal eight-round box magazine, fed by eight-round en-bloc clips. Upon firing the last round, the empty clip is ejected, making a characteristic "ping" sound. A common misconception (seen in video games such as Call of Duty) is that the clip cannot be removed manually—that it can only be removed by emptying it—this, however, is not true, and the clip may be removed at any time but it is hard to do. General George Patton described it as the greatest battle implement ever designed. It was replaced by the M14 rifle in the 1950's.

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