M1 Garand
"The rifle that won the war"
Selbstladegewehr 251(a)
M1 Garand
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Designer John Garand
Manufacturer - Springfield Armory
- Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Produced In 1937 - 1957
Type Semi-Automatic Rifle
Effective range 2743 m
Rate of Fire 16–24 rpm
Magazine 8-round
Ammunition .30-06 Springfield (7,62 × 63 mm)
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Debut in Battlefield 1942
Used by USA
Germany as the Selbstladegewehr 251(a)
Bayonets M1 Bayonet&M1
Rifle grenades Yes
Scope Yes
M1 Garand Real

The M1 Garand is a semi- automatic rifle that proved his service in the U.S. Army, especially during the Second World War. It is also know as "The rifle That won the war". General George Patton was very pleased with the M1 Garand. The "U.S. Rifle , Caliber 30-06 , M1" was the result after many experimentations and was development by John Garand at the Springfield Armory factory in the 1920's en 1930's. The rifle was taken into service by the U.S. Army on January 9, 1936. John Garand developed the weapon so that it was well suited for mass production. The first major delivery of M1 Garands came on the end of 1937. During World War II, the M1 was produced by two manufacturers. The Springfield Armory and Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Winchester had already received a contract for a small number of M1 's on April 4, 1939 and received during the war more contracts to produce the weapon. WRA made ​​from 1939 to the end of production in 1945, about 513,880 M1 Garand Rifles. Springfield Armory made ​​the Garand from its commissioning to the end of production in 1957. At the end of the war were about 4 million M1 's produced.