M-1 rifle


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M-1 rifle

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a semiautomatic .30 calibre rifle: the basic infantry weapon of the US Army in World War II and the Korean War. Also called: Garand rifle
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Noun1.M-1 rifle - a semiautomatic rifleM-1 rifle - a semiautomatic rifle    
rifle - a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
semiautomatic firearm - an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
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Before crossing the Atlantic, however, he had to qualify with the M-1 rifle, but he was unable to hit the target.
1957--The M-14 rifle replaces the M-1 rifle in May.
He said that in Korea he "slept in a foxhole with 5 hand grenades, a .45 automatic, and a M-1 rifle." He added that these days, one must protect oneself because otherwise "you are going down, because [criminals] don't care whether you're old, young, whatever.
While many of the unit's officers had World War II experience, some of the teenagers were not yet proficient with even the M-1 rifle. Some weapons had not yet been test-fired, and at least a few .50 caliber machine guns were still packed with grease.
I've had an M-1 rifle aimed at me on several occasions.
Also, a tiny quibble [about "The Guns that Won the War," by Richard Sassaman, in the same issue]: the M-1 rifle uses a clip (no spring); the M-1 carbine uses a magazine (contains a spring to feed cartridges), not a clip.