This M1 Rifle
Replica is Popular in Stage Productions and Re-enactments
Realistic M1 Rifle Replica - Display as Decor Accent
This is a replica of the legendary and
dependable rifle made a name for itself in the hands of U.S. Soldiers and
Marines throughout World War II, but especially during the island-hopping
campaigns of the Pacific. This is one of our best replicas yet. It has an
authentic look and hefty feel - just like the original. Made with hard wood
stocks, sturdy metal (zinc) and functional parts, this is a premier
collector's replica, perfect for a historical display in your home or office.
Note that clip is not functional.
The "U.S. Carbine Cal. 30, M1" ended up being
the U.S. military's most-produced arm ever. Used by US troops during WWII with
variations seeing action through Korea and into the early years of Vietnam,
the M1 is a favorite among collectors.
Features: "1941" U.S. M1 with Sling Length: 35.5" Weight: 5 lbs.
The M1 Garand, was the first semi-automatic
rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "the
greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S. Patton, the
Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard
service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently
replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957. However, the M1 continued to be
used in large numbers until 1963 and to a lesser degree until 1966.
The M1 was used extensively by U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War,
and, to a limited extent, the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to Army
and Marine troops, though many thousands were also lent or provided as foreign
aid to America's 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.