A carbine version was also produced for the M1 Garand in World War II, the M1A1 Carbine. It came in both wooden stock and folding stock versions for paratroops. It was a rather weak carbine, due to its shorter barrel. It was also a bit inaccurate, but its compact size and light weight provided mobility. It was usually issued to soldiers who are not in the infantry (truck drivers, supply and logistics), officers, NCOs, and tank crews. In the meanwhile, the M1 Garand rifle was issued to the infantry rifleman. With this rifle, the American infantryman always had the advantage over their enemy.
As 8 Japs came charging at him with fixed bayonets, the American marine dropped all of them with his trusty M1 Garand. The loud bing was heard by his comrades as the last Jap fell to the ground.
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.
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
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
The Garand later served as the basis for the M14 rifle, which is still in limited service to this day.
which proved superior to other counties rifles like the German bolt-action Mauser k98 5 round rifles. You could reload in the middle of a clip by pulling back the operating rod and while your holding the operating rod back ( so it dosent snap of your fingers ) and pull out the clip. While the ping could also be used to your advantage by taking an already spent clip and droping it to trick your enemy into thinking your out. While they charge (thinking your reloading) you shoot them.
Kraut:Damn the M1 pwns, I want one omg.
Johnny unloaded his M1 on the Japanese making the "pling".