A semi-automatic rifle that hold 8 30-06 rounds.
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.
I droped the spent clip to trick the Germans into charging. As they Charged I shot each of the 5 Germans with my M1 Garand.
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.more...
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 r...