| M1 Garand|
"The rifle that won the war"
|General Historical Information|
|Place of origin||USA|
|Manufacturer|| - Springfield Armory|
- Winchester Repeating Arms Company
|Produced In||1937 - 1957|
|Effective range||2743 m|
|Rate of Fire||16–24 rpm|
|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)
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.