What does a battle rifle and a microwave have in common,they both go "PING" when they're done .The M1 Garand is a .30 caliber semi-automatic rifle that was the standard U.S. service rifle during World War II and the Korean War (it also saw limited service during the Vietnam War). Most M1 rifles were issued to U.S. forces, though many hundreds of thousands were also provided as foreign aid to American allies. The M1 rifle was named after its Canadian designer, John Garand. It was the first standard-issue semi-automatic military rifle. By all accounts the M1 rifle served with distinction. General George S. Patton called it "the greatest battle implement ever devised". The M1 replaced the bolt action M1903 Springfield as the standard U.S. service rifle in the mid 1930s, and was itself replaced by the select fire M14 rifle in the early 1960s.
About this creation
Here we have the rifle that won WW2 recreated in lego. Comparing this version to my original, the newer model went through a significant upgrade. It still shares some parts from the original, like the 8 round clip and the front barrel design. The model also shares some parts from my new M14 such as the receiver and trigger group. Overall, 1523 bricks were used in the making.
The design of the receiver functions like the original but shares the exterior design of my new M14 model. The images above show the bolt to the front and to the rear. Inside, is the 8 round clip from my older model.
Comparing two of my gun models. The newer model below looks more detailed when it comes to the receiver and the shape but I had to sacrifice most of those slope roof pieces.
Looking from above there is a huge difference in width between them. My new model is built in a number of different thickness. The buttstock begins with 6 studs followed with 8, 7, 6(metal ring),5 and finally 4.
Aiming down the sights.
The real M1 Garand.
John Garand, the inventor of the rifle with his M1 Garand.