Airsoft M1 Garand - The M1 Garand is the legendary rifle that was issued to the American G.I. in World War 2. Chambered in .30-06 (pronounced as 30 aught 6), it was the only semi automatic rifle mass produced in World War 2. The M1 Garand was designed by Engineer John Cantius Garand, who at the time in 1928 was working for Springfield Armory. It was eventually adopted by the U.S. Army as their main battle rifle in 1936, and 5 years later, hundreds of thousands of American soldiers were going into battle with an M1 slung over their shoulders.