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1.
The M1 Garand was the first semi-automatic rifle ever to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. It was a gas operated, semi-auto rifle designed by John C. Garand and officially replaced the Springfield M1903 bolt action rifle in 1936. The rifle remained the standard US service rifle until 1957 when it was replaced by the M14. The M1 Garand still remained in use by the US Military in large numbers all the way until 1963, and then to a much lesser degree in 1966 with the introduction of the M-16. The M1 was used in large numbers during WWII and the Korean War, and in very limited numbers during the Vietnam War.
The rifle is chambered for .30-06 rounds. The rounds are loaded into the weapons internal magazine from above using the "En Bloc" clip system designed by John Pedersen. The En Bloc clip held 8 .30-06 rounds and was loaded into the weapon clip and all from above. Once loaded the bolt immediately snaps forward on it's own. It is advisable for the operator to guide the bolt forward with his hand to avoid the gate shutting on his thumb. The clip remains in the weapon's internal magazine until all 8 rounds are fired. At this point the bolt will automatically lock itself open and the last bullet casing along with the En Bloc clip would eject from the rifle creating the M1's signature, loud "ping" sound. Contrary to widespread misconception, partially expended or full clips CAN be ejected from the rifles with the use of the clip latch button located on the bottom of the receiver. The M1 had several different accessories including the M1905 and M1942 bayonets, the M7 Spigot and M15 grenade sight for firing rifle grenades, the M1907 two piece leather sling, and the winter trigger. There were a few sniper variants of the M1 Garand. These were the M1C and M1D. Many of these sniper rifle variants were used up until the early 90's.

General Info:
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1

Type: Service rifle
Place of origin: United States
In service: 1936–1963
Wars: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War (limited)
Designer: John C. Garand
Designed: 1924
Number built: 5.4 million approx 1
Other Variants: M1C/D sniper rifles
Weight: 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 10.2 lb (4.63 kg)
Length: 43.6 in (1,107 mm)
Barrel length: 24 in (610 mm)
Cartridge: .30-06 Springfield (7.62 × 63 mm)
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: 16–24 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2750-2800 ft/s
Effective range: 500 yd (457.2 m)2
Feed system: 8-round "en bloc" clip internal magazine
Sights: Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight
Patton called the M1 Garand "the greatest single battle implement ever devised by man".
by jordanlovesimports December 07, 2007
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2.
See 3000GT

The Mitsubishi GTO is an AWD (All Wheel Drive) sports grand tourer built by the Japanese auto maker Mitsubishi Motors from 1990 to 2001. In most export markets it was rebadged as the Mitsubishi 3000GT, including the United States. It was also exported to the US under Chrysler as the Dodge Stealth. The base variant of the GTO/3000GT/Stealth R/T featured a DOHC 24V V6 engine, with the basic Dodge Stealth having a significantly less powerful SOHC 12V V6. The GTO MR, 3000GT VR-4, and Stealth R/T Twin Turbo all featured the same DOHC 24V V6 Twin Turbo engine. Through the years many different variants have become available for the GTO in all of its generations. The first generation was available from 1990-1993, the second from 1994-1996, and the third and final from 1997-2001. Rather than full blown exterior changes for each generation, only performance adjustments and minor cosmetic changes were made from generation to generation.

Basic Info:
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
Also called Mitsubishi 3000GT
Dodge Stealth
Production 1990–2001 (Mitsubishi GTO)
MY1991–1996 (Dodge Stealth)
Assembly Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Predecessor Mitsubishi Starion
Class Sports car
Grand tourer
Body style(s) Coupe
Convertible ('95–'96)
Platform Z11A, Z15A, Z16A
Engine(s) 6G72 3.0 L V6
• SOHC 12v
• DOHC 24v
• DOHC 24v twin-turbo
Transmission(s) - 4-speed automatic
- 5-speed manual
- 6-speed manual ('94–'01)
Wheelbase 2470 mm (97.2 in)
Length 4600 mm (179.7 in)
Width 1840 mm (72.4 in)
Height 1285 mm (49.5 in)
Curb weight 1400 kg (3086 lb)–1710 kg (3770 lb)
Fuel capacity 75 L (16.5 Imp gal, 19.8 U.S. gal)
"Woah, listen to that DOHC 24V V6 Twin Turbocharged engine in that Mitsubishi GTO MR."
by jordanlovesimports December 07, 2007
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3.
FEG
A Hungarian arms manufacturer. FEG stands for Fegyver És Gépgyár which can be roughly translated as "Arms and Machine Factory". The company exported a variety of semi-automatic pistols and rifles such as the FEG PA-63 and is also well known for its copies of the Browning Hi-Power 9mm semi automatic pistol and of the famous AK-47, known as the FEG SA-85. The SA-85 "Thumb-hole stock" variant is very rare but one of the most sought after AKM's.
That FEG SA-85 is a reliable AKM but it is also much more expensive than others.
by jordanlovesimports December 07, 2007
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