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The M1 Garand is an American rifle.
The M1 Garand was the standard rifle for the American services between the 1930s and the early 1960s, replacing the M1903 Springfield, but replacement was not complete by the time World War II broke out, hence some soldiers continued to use the Springfield in the early Pacific battles. The M1 Garand saw active service across multiple fronts with distinction, with praises on the rate of fire over the bolt-action rifles.
Upon emptying the rifle's ammunition, the clip would be ejected automatically, producing the distinctive "ping" sound. The weapon can then be reloaded quickly with another en-bloc clip, but it is still possible to manually eject a partially loaded or a full clip, or even load individual rounds into the clip while it is still in the magazine.
In Battlegroup42 the M1 Garand is the primary weapon for the American rifleman class for most scenarios except for the early Pacific theatre, as well as Free French rifleman class in Northwest European theatre. The rifleman also has access to a bayonet and rifle grenade.