9 pounds 8 ounces
43.5 inches long
The M1 Garand was designed
by John Garand in the early 1930's. Its use in World War II was crucial to the success of the American Military.
The combined accuracy and power allowed it to be extremely useful on the battlefield. However, the main benefit of
the M1 Garand was its refusal to break down. While the German counterparts would jam or malfunction in bad conditions,
the M1 Garand was always reliable. For this reason, 5.5 million were produced and used in World War II. This
is not to say, however, that the gun is perfect. It was not possibly to reload the gun until all shots in the clip
had been fired, causing some soldiers to run out of ammo at inopportune times. Also, when the gun reloaded, the clip
made a distinctive ping sound that alerted nearby enemies that the soldier was reloading. Despite its flaws, the M1
Garand was a significant force in destroying the Germans in World War II. General George S Patton claimed the M1 Garand
to be "the greatest single battle implement ever devised by man"
2 pounds 7 ounces
8.6 Inches Long
Designed in the late 1890's, the Colt M1911 soon became one of the most iconic handguns of the American
military. While it does not hold any large advantage over the German equivalent P08 Luger, it is widely regarded as
an extremely reliable and effective handgun. The general design of the Colt M1911 is so popular that it is still in
33.7 Inches long
The M1 Thompson is one of the most iconic guns of World War
II. It was used very effectively to fight the Germans off at close ranges, however it was ineffective at longer ranges.
The M1 Thompson was used in the US military until 1971, and is notably famous for being the weapon of choice of many gangsters.
Springfield M1903:Bolt-action Rifle
9 pounds 5 ounces
43.5 inches long
The Springfield M1903 is most notable because of its use as a sniper rifle.
With a scope attached the weapon became an incredible force to weaken with, due to its accuracy and power.