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.
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U.S. Rifle, Cal. .30 M1
A clip fed, air cooled, shoulder fired, semi-automatic weapon. First adopted in 1936, it served the military until 1957 when it was replaced by the M14.
The soldier was an expert shot with his M1 Garand.
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A rifle designed in the 1920s by John C. Garand, a Canadian. Once accepted by the U.S. Army, it was the world's first semi-automatic rifle to be in military service. It had a significant advantage over bolt-action rifles because of its semi-automatic mechanism. The shooter can shoot as fast as he can pull the trigger. In the late years of the World War II, Semi-automatic rifles were adopted by other nations, such as the Gewehr 43 of the German Army, and the Tokarev SVT-40 of the Russian Army. Both of these rifles were inferior compared to the M1 Garand. The M-1 Garand was deadly accurate to ranges of about 600-700 meters, and its maximum range was about 1000 meters. This did not prove to be a disadvantage because infantry rarely engaged the enemy at ranges of over 400 meters. The only drawback of the M1 Garand rifle is the 8-round en bloc clip. With this clip, the rifle could not be reloaded in the middle of shots; the soldier had to shoot off all his rounds before reloading. Also to add to this drawback was the loud "bing" sound the clip made when ejecting. Despite these disadvantages, the M1 Garand rifle was the greatest battle implement ever devised. The M1 Garand rifle shot the .30-06 round, slightly larger than the German 7.92x57mm rifle round, the Soviet 7.62x54mm R rifle round, and roughly equivalent to the British .303 round. The M1 Garand was the base design for later rifles such as the M14A and M14A1, chambered around the 7.62x51 NATO (.308 Winchester) round.
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.
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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.
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A semi-automatic, gas-operated 30-06 military rifle used by American forces during World War Two and the Korean War.
I dropped 5 Krauts with my M-1.
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The rifle that the American army adopted in 1936. It was chambered in .30-06 (which is equivalent to 7.62). It was a clip fed rifle, each clip had 8 bullets and it had a distinctive sound when ammo ran out making a "pling". It was air cooled, shoulder fired like any other rifle at the time, and it had a semi automatic capability (it was possible to make it automatic, from Band of Brothers (book) ). It saw action in World War II and Korea until it was replaced by the M14, which is a Garand with a magazine.
When the U.S. joined the war the many looked at the M1 in awe.

Kraut:Damn the M1 pwns, I want one omg.

Johnny unloaded his M1 on the Japanese making the "pling".
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A Semi Automatic Rifle Chambering a .30-06 (Thirty Ot 6) Round In a 8 Round Stripper Clip. It saw Action In the Pacific, North Africa, Italy,France,Germany,Norway,and the Low COuntries. In Korea Ceartian Sniper Mods. were Made
The American Soilder Unloaded on the Chink with his M1 Bringing the KunGay to a halt
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