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Rifles

 


M1 Garand

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Length: 43.5 in. (1103 mm)
Weight unloaded: 9 lb 8 oz (4.37 kg)
Barrel: 20 in. 4 grooves, right hand twist
Magazine: 8 round internal box, clip loaded
Muzzle: velocity 2800 fps, 2903 ft-lb
500 yds: 1918 fps, 1362 ft-lbs
Ammunition: 174 gr bullet, 50 gr charge, Ball M1
Effective Range: 440 yds

 


M1 Carbine

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Operation: M1, Semiautomatic
Length: 35.65 in. (905 mm)
Weight unloaded: 5 lb 7 oz (2.48 kg)
Barrel: 18 in. 4 grooves, right hand twist
Magazine: 15 or 30 round detachable box
Muzzle: velocity 1990 fps, 967 ft-lbs.
300 yds: 1035 fps, 262 ft-lbs
Ammunition: 108 gr bullet, 13 gr charge, US Service M1
Effective Range: 300 yds

 


M1 Thompson

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Operation Selective fire (fully and semi-automatic)
Caliber .45 (11.4 mm)
Muzzle velocity 280 mps (920 fps)
Ammunition .45 ACP, 230 gr bullet, 5 gr charge
Capacity 50-round drum
20-and 30-round detachable box magazine
Weight 4.9 kg (11 lbs)
Overall length 85.6 cm (33.7 in)
Rate of fire 600 to 725 rpm
Effective range 50m (55yds)

 


Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)

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Operation
Air cooled, gas operated, magazine fed, shoulder type M1918A1: selective fire (fully and semi-automatic)
M1918A2: fully automatic
Caliber .30 (7.62 mm)
Muzzle velocity 853.4 mps (2800 fps)
Capacity 20-round detachable box magazine
Weight 8.33 kg (18.5 lbs)
Overall length 119.4 cm (47 in.)
Rate of fire 550 rounds per minute
Effective range 550m (600 yds)
Ammunition (1) Ball M2; 150 gr bullet, 50 gr charge
(2) Tracer M25, M1: for designating targets and signalling
(3) Armor piercing M2 (black tip); 165gr/53gr
(4) Armor piercing incendiary: for lightly armored flammable targets

 


M1903A3 Springfield

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United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903A3
Date Adopted: 21 May 1942
Length: 1099mm (43.25")
Weight: 4.01kg (8.83 lbs.)
Caliber: .30 M1906(.30-'06)
Muzzle Velocity: 823mps (2700FPS)