Thursday, March 10, 2011

M1 Garand

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M1 Garand (USA) is a gas operated, magazine fed, semiautomatic rifle. Its a full blown combat rifle with maxiumum range of 3,200 meters and maximum effective range of 400 meters. Fully loaded with 8-round en bloc clip, cleaning kit in butt stock, sling and with stock of dense GI issue wood the M1 weighed in at 11-1/4 lbs. M1 was manufactured by Springfield Armory in late 1944-1945, mounted either a M81 or M82 scope, a T4 leather cheek pad, and an M2 flash hider.
The M1 was the designated service rifle of World War II and the Korean War for the United States Military. It was designed for semi-automatic fire using a spring steel clip containing 8 rounds. This is where the term "clip" originated. All other rifles used a detachable or fixed magazine. (There is some discussion on whether this is accurate, if you have a comment, please enter it on our Bulletin Board.) The M1 Garand was designed for long range accuracy  i.e. battle zero was set for any target less than 200 yards It was the only rifle that had fully adjustable i.e. windage and elevation, rear sights.
In the Call of Duty, and in the expansion pack United Offensive, the M1 Garand is typically the US Army's rifle of choice.

Weight : 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)
Length : 43.5 in (1,104.9 mm)
Barrel length : 24 in (609.6 mm)
-.30-06 Springfield (7.62x63mm)
- 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) (Used by the U.S. Navy and some commercial companies to modernize the M1 and increase performance)

Action : Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity : 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Effective range : 440 yd (402 m)[3]
Feed system : 8-round "en bloc" clip internal magazine
Sights : Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight


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