The rifle that the American army adopted in 1936. It was chambered in .30-06 (which is equivalent to 7.62). It was a clip fed rifle, each clip had 8 bullets and it had a distinctive sound when ammo ran out making a "pling". It was air cooled, shoulder fired like any other rifle at the time, and it had a semi automatic capability (it was possible to make it automatic, from Band of Brothers (book) ). It saw action in World War II and Korea until it was replaced by the M14, which is a Garand with a magazine.
When the U.S. joined the war the many looked at the M1 in awe.
Kraut:Damn the M1 pwns, I want one omg.
Johnny unloaded his M1 on the Japanese making the "pling".