The M1 Garand is an American .30-.06 caliber semi-automatic rifle. It was the standard U.S service rifle throughout WWII and the Korean War, even having limited time in the Vietnam War. Today it is used by the military in some drills and military honor guards and civilians use it for hunting and as well as a military collectible.
Named after the designer, John Garand, the M1 is gas-operated with a length of 43.6 inches and weighs 9.5 pounds. It was designed to be simple in assembly and disassembly, and was known as being a well functioning firearm. The M1 uses an “en bloc” clip that holds eight rounds of .30-.06 Springfield ammunition that when empty ejects from the rifle and locks the bolt open ready for reload.