The M-1 Garand was the main battle rifle
of U.S. infantry during World
War II and Korea, and, in limited numbers, Vietnam. It was chambered for .30-06 Springfield ammo. One common misconception is that the Garand could not be reloaded until the en-bloc clip was completely emptied. Partially-expended or full
clips could be ejected by simply depressing the magazine catch.
The Garand later
served as the basis for the M14
rifle, which is still in limited service to this