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The M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 and later simply Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, and also abbreviated as US Rifle, Cal. .30, M1), 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 (which was itself an improvement of the M1's design) in 1957. In-game, it is featured with a whopping 16 rounds in one clip.
The real M1 utilizes an internal box magazine fed by an 8-round en bloc clip. In the game, it holds 16 rounds, double its real capacity.
In the flashback sequences showing Jack and Cole in OCS at Camp Elliot, the Garand is erroneously referred to as a carbine. The real M1 carbine was a different weapon that would never be confused with the M1 Garand rifle. This weapon is especially common in "The Fallen Idol " case; it's carried by many of the gangsters in the final part of the case, and can be obtained with abundant ammunition by players.
You can obtain your first M1 Garand in traffic cases, after you respond to the distress call and made it to the scene, you can take it from the hands of a street criminal. The street crime is called "Death From Above". Otherwise you will first find them in "The Fallen Idol" case.
This weapon is most effective while wearing The Sharpshooter outfit, giving you extra accuracy at long range combat.
This weapon also returns in "Nicholson Electroplating" case, during the final assault in Hughes Aircraft Hanger.
M1 Garand is obtainable in "A Different Kind of War" case