M1 Garand Rifle
M1 Garand (officially the United States Rifle, Caliber
.30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally
issued to the infantry of any nation.
What do you know about the M1 Garand
rifle? Shoot your way
through this this
World War II History Made Easy Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of
1. In 1936, what rifle did it replace as the standard service
rifle of the United States military?
- Harpers H1901 rifle
- Winchester W1918 rifle
- Springfield M1903 rifle
2. Firearms designer, working at the Army's Springfield
Armory, began with a .30 caliber primer-operated breech. Who was
the Firearms designer?
- John C. Garand
- Robert J. Baker
- James W. Stewart
3. During World War II, who had a production contract for
65,000 rifles, with deliveries beginning in 1943?
4. The M1's semiautomatic operation gave United States forces a
significant advantage in firepower and shot-to-shot response time
over individual enemy infantrymen in battle (German and Japanese
soldiers were usually armed with bolt-action rifles).
5. The M1 rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed
rifle. By modern standards, the M1's feeding system is archaic,
relying on clips to feed ammunition, and is the principal source
of criticism of the Garand rifle.
6. What is the M1's length?
7. With .30-06 caliber bullets, how many bullets can the clip
8. Where is the M1's safety?
- Front of the trigger guard
- Back of the trigger guard
- Right of the bolt
9. In June 1944, the it was adopted as a standard sniper rifle.
What model became the sniper rifle?
10. United States citizens meeting certain qualifications may
purchase US military surplus M1 Garand rifles through the Civilian
Marksmanship Program (CMP).