M1 Garand

Type: Semi-automatic rifle

Place of origin: United States


Service history

In service: 1936ĘC1957

Wars

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Other conflicts around the world


Production history

Designer: John C. Garand

Designed: 1932

Manufacturer:

Springfield Armory

Winchester

Harrington & Richardson

International Harvester

Beretta

Breda

Springfield Armory, Inc. (civilian)

Produced: 1936ĘC1957

Number built: Approx. 5.4 million

Variants: M1C, M1D


Specifications

Weight: 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)

Length: 43.6 in (1,107.4 mm)

Barrel length: 24 in (609.6 mm)

Cartridge: .30-06 Springfield

7.62x51mm NATO (U.S. Navy and some commercial variants)

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Muzzle velocity: 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)

Effective range: 440 yd (402 m)

Feed system 8-round: "en bloc" clip internal magazine

Sights: Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight