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M1 Garand



The M1 Garand is the quintessential U.S. rifle of World War 2. The M1 Garand is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .30-06. During its time in service, over 5 million of these rifles were produced by various small arms manufacturers for the United States war efforts in World War 2, and Korea. It started its development in the mid 1930’s and by the time the United States entered World War 2, it was in mass production as the standard service rifle for the U.S. armed forces. The M1 Garand is considered to be one of the best rifles of the war, and it was the only widely-issued semi-automatic rifle on any side, giving the United States a very large advantage for its infantry versus other nations. The rifle fires from a closed bolt, feeding from an internal clip, which is ejected when the gun is empty. This ejection makes a recognizable noise, and is often referred to as the “Garand Ping”.

The M1 Garand can be identified by its very unique furniture and design. In addition, the markings on the rear of the receiver can help significantly in identifying the builder, and the serial number can be used to identify year of production. In addition, this specific model has an A.A. marking on the stock, showing the rifle was reworked by Augusta Arsenal. In addition this specific rifle includes a faded U.S. property marking on the stock, as well as a “SA” rework marking signifying it was reworked by Springfield Armory.

Origin: United States
Manufactured: 1936-1957
Manufacturer: Springfield Armory

Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Barrel Length: 609.6mm (24")
Action: Gas-Operated, Closed Rotating Bolt

Magazine Capacity: 8 Round Internal Magazine


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