The M-1 Garand was the main battle rifle of U.S. infantry during World War II and Korea, and, in limited numbers, Vietnam. It was chambered for .30-06 Springfield ammo. One common misconception is that the Garand could not be reloaded until the en-bloc clip was completely emptied. Partially-expended or full clips could be ejected by simply depressing the magazine catch.
The Garand later served as the basis for the M14
rifle, which is still in limited service to this day.
The M-1 Garand was designed by, and derives its name from, John C. Garand.