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Rifle, Caliber .30, M1

Type

rifle

Caliber

.30

Side

American & other

kind

semi-automatic rifle

Service history

In service

19361963

Production history

Designer

John C. Garand

Designed

1932

Number built             

5.4 million approx

Variants

M1C/D sniper rifles

Specifications

Weight

9.5 lb (4.3 kg) to 10.2 lb (4.6 kg)

Length

43.6 in (1,107 mm)

Barrel length

24 in (610 mm)

Cartridge

.30-06 Springfield (7.62x63mm);
7.62x51mm NATO (U.S. Navy & some commercial variants)

Action

Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Rate of fire

1624 rounds/min effective

Muzzle velocity

2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)

Effective range

500 yd (457 m)[2]

Feed system

8-round "en bloc" clip internal magazine

Sights

Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight

 

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