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The M1 Garand in real life.

The M1 Garand is a semi-automatic battle rifle adopted by the United States Army as their official service rifle in 1936. Invented by Canadian American Immigrant engineer John Cantius Garand, It would be called "The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Devised" by General George S. Patton and serve the United States throughout World War II, The Korean War, and to some extent, Vietnam. It fires the .30-06 Springfield round which gives the rifle power comparable to bolt-action rifles utilized by other nations.

The design was so revolutionary and effective that It was simply replaced by a modernized version, the M14 rifle in the late 1950s, descendants of the M14 are still in use today. The rifle utilized an en-bloc clip for loading, allowing an 8-round internal magazine capacity.

Battlefield 1942Edit

In Battlefield 1942, the M1 Garand is the primary weapon issued to the USMC Engineer kit. It is capable of high power at long ranges, being able to kill in two to three shots. It should be noted that the game restricts players from manually ejecting partially fired clips from the rifle and inserting fresh ones, forcing the player to only reload upon exhausting their current en-bloc clip.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

World War II ModEdit

In the pre-packaged World War II mod for Battlefield Vietnam, the M1 Garand is one of the two options for the Assault, Anti-Tank and Engineer kits. It has the same model, animations, and damage as its Battlefield 1942 counterpart.  

Battlefield 1943Edit

In Battlefield 1943, the M1 Garand is the primary weapon issued to the United States Marine Corps Rifleman kit. It is a high-powered rifle, capable of killing foes in three rounds to the torso or a single round to the head. Like the Type 5 of the IJN rifleman kit, to which the Garand is the counterpart, the weapon has a low firerate and small magazine capacity, which can limit its effectiveness in close quarters when compared to the submachine guns. The M1 Garand can also mount a Bayonet or rifle grenades.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

"The father of the M14 assault rifle, the inaugural standard issue semi-automatic rifle utilized by the US Army in WWII. This weapon is full value due to its awesome power and accuracy from long range."
— In-game description

Only available in multiplayer, the WWII M1 Garand is available to Battlefield veterans. It is an all-kit weapon. Like in Battlefield 1943, the M1 Garand features a low rate of fire, moderate recoil, and high damage (on par with the M14 Mod 0 Enhanced), as well as a low magazine capacity. In many respects it is exactly the same as the M14 Mod 0, but with an approximately 33% longer reload time, as well as a slightly smaller magazine capacity.

It has a few small advantages over the M14 however; a slightly higher amount of reserve ammo and clearer iron sights, to compensate for the lack of attachments. Like the M14 and G3 battle rifles, the M1 Garand's kills count towards the Assault Rifle Efficiency pins.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, the WWII M1 Garand is an all-kit weapon, and is exclusive to Battlefield veterans, just as in the base game.

When compared to the rifle from the base game, the M1 Garand's rate of fire is 20 rounds per minute higher, which, although seemingly small, is a huge improvement in the rifle's close range performance as the wielder can fire much faster due to the reduced time between shots. The weapon's damage drop-off starts off at four meters, further than in it was in the base game and it has slightly less acute recoil.

Its appearance has changed slightly to fit with the expansion's style. The metal pieces are more rusted and it is wrapped around with a cloth. Its sights have also changed, and are smaller, closer to those of the M14.

In all other aspects, the M1 Garand retains exactly the same stats as the one from the base game.



Battlefield 1942Edit

  • The Battlefield 1942''s M1 Garand's en-bloc clip is actually a hidden weapon in-game, used as a basis for the clip ejection animation.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

  • Previously in, if the player made seven kills with this weapon, the game would incorrectly award the player a Submachine Gun Efficiency pin. This has been fixed, and now the player will receive an Assault Rifle Efficiency pin instead, like the other battle rifles.
  • All kills achieved with the Garand used to show up as kills using the M1A1 Thompson in the player's stats, however this glitch has since been patched.
  • A picture on stat pages reveals the M1 Garand fixed with a bayonet, despite players inability to equip it let alone unlock it. Presumably if enabled, the bayonet would qualify as a weapon attachment in-game and would act similar.

    The Bayonet attached to the M1 Garand as seen in the official website for Bad Company 2.

  • In the weapons and stats menu, the M1 Garand is displayed mistakenly as the Japanese Type 5 rifle.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

  • It has scratched words on it saying: "Hired Killer" and "Blood Bye".


External linksEdit


  1. Hey, A Message Board - Older Battlefield Games - retrieved October 19, 2010
  2. Giant Grid O' Death - retrieved October 19, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 |</nowiki> DenKirson on Xanga] - retrieved April 24, 2010

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