A beautiful, powerful rifle, based on the classic M1 .30-06 "Garand." In its standard form, it has wooden furnishings, peep hole sights, a 22" barrel, a .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm) bore, and 20-round magazines.

It uses a gas-diversion system, with a rotating bolt, which has two locking lugs. While it featured a fully-automatic function, this was generally not used, due to the muzzle deviation produced by the recoil, which lent to user inaccuracies. In its semi-automatic fire mode, however, it is a very accurate weapon, even without an accurized barrel.

Modern variants include the M21, M25, and M14 DMR (Designated Marksmans' Rifle), all of which are still in use by the United States' Army and Marine Corps. All of the above are strictly semi-automatic, outfitted with scopes, accurized barrels, match-grade sights, improved triggers, and generally include synthetic furnishings. Some even have picatinny and fore grip rails. There are also civilian versions, called the M1A, by the privately-owned Springfield Armory, which has no connections to the government-run firearms maker, which was shutdown in 1968, by the DoD.
The M14 is such a great rifle, I dare say.

This is my rifle; this is my gun. This is for fighting; this is for fun.
by Amerikaner September 09, 2006
Probably one of the best damn rifle's you'll hope to find, it's the little brother of the BEST damn rifle you'll hope to find the M1 Garand (Oorah), fires 7.62x51mm NATO Full Metal Jacket (.308 Winchester). Has a 20-round detachable box magazine, fires on semi- or fully-automatic, but isn't an assault rifle because it fires a rifle round, not an intermediate round like Krupp defined one as. (Krupp being the inventor of the StG44 (The first assault rifle.)
I don't want no teenage queen, all i wan't my M-14.
by USMarineCorps August 23, 2009

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