Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gun of the Day- The "Single Greatest Firearm Ever Made" Edition

The M1 Garand

"In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised"
- General George S. Patton, Jr.

Production history
Designer: John C. Garand
Designed: 1932
Manufacturer: Springfield Armory
Harrington & Richardson
International Harvester
Springfield Armory, Inc. (civilian)
Unit cost: $85 (WW2)
Produced: 1936–1963
Variants: M1C, M1D

Weight: 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)
Length: 43.5 in (1,100 mm)
Barrel length: 24 in (609.6 mm)
Cartridge .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)
Feed system: 8-round "en bloc" clip internal magazine
Sights: Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight

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