The M1 Garand was the standard-issue service rifle of the U.S. forces in World War II and the Korean War. It also saw service to a limited extent in the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to U.S. forces, though many thousands were also lent or provided as foreign aid to American allies. The Garand is still used by drill teams and military honor guards. It is also widely sought by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, and military collectible.
M1 Garand being test fired by Marine of the 3rd Marine Division on Iwo Jima, March 7, 1945 (D+16).
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