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M1 Garand Rifle

M1 Garand Rifle American History World War II

The M-1 Rifle - officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, later simply called Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 - is a semi-automatic rifle.  (It is also abbreviated as US Rifle, Cal. .30, M1).

The M-1 was designed by John Garand (which he patented in 1934) and manufactured by Springfield Armory (with mass production beginning in 1936). 

General George S. Patton called it “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

The M-1s depicted in this image are both owned by the Swedish Army Museum (in Stockholm).

Rangers who participated in the Cabantuan raid carried M-1 rifles.

Click on the image for a better view. of this very-famous rifle.


Media Credits

This image depicts M-1 Rifles which are owned by the Swedish Army Museum in Stockholm.  Image online, via Wikimedia Commons.

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