M1 Garand rifle history
production of the M1 semi-automatic rifle began in 1937 in the
USA, the largest production in the history of the Springfield
firm. This weapon is best known as the "Garand", named
after its inventor, engineer John Garand.
The M1 has quickly become the "standard" weapon throughout
the U.S. military, which provided an interesting accuracy, knowing
that the soldiers should be sent into combat without being able
to sometimes benefit from a long and intensive training. It has
a high rate of fire.
It is easy to disassemble, assemble, to clean and lubricate this
rifle has yet to face a major weakness: the insertion clip of
8 bullets in the receiver can be difficult. The metal clip was
automatically ejected after firing the last cartridge.
But with manual shooting mode guns dating from the century before,
as K98 Mauser German, the fire power of this weapon influenced
the choice of American leaders to equip their military forces
with the M1 rifle during World War II but also during the Korean
War and the Vietnam War.