Replica rifle, made of metal and wood, with simulated mechanism of loading and firing.
The M1 Garand, was developed by the weapons designer John C. Garand, in 1928. It was a semi-automatic rifle, powered by gas and powered by a block magazine carrying 8 cartridges .30-06 Springfield; when the last bullet was fired, the empty magazine was automatically ejected, producing a characteristic sound, easy to identify. It had an effective range of 550 m, with a high accuracy and shot availability. For these reasons, it became one of the most effective rifles of the Second World War.
The M1 was the first semiautomatic rifle commonly used by the infantry of the United States, reaching to produce more than 5.000.000 units. For Its simple construction, allowed to clean and keep the weapon always ready. Its reliability and its firepower against its German and Japanese counterparts, who continued using bolt-action rifles as their standard infantry weapon, gave US soldiers a clear advantage. in combat. General George Patton referred to the M1 Garand as “The best tool of war ever created.”
For several decades it was used by the US Army in several wars: during the Second World War, the Korean War and, not so much, during the Vietnam War. Other countries adopted it: Germany, France, Japan, China, etc. It was also used by the guerrillas in South America and during the Cuban Revolution to overthrow the dictator Batista.
Relive the most famous battles of the Second World War with this historical reproduction of Denix of the best rifle ever created!