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5 Things You Don’t Know About The M1 – The Most Iconic Rifle In American History

April 29, 2016

Expand your knowledge on the only thing more American than apple pie: The M1 rifle. Best known for its involvement in WWII and the iconic “ping” it emits when ejecting its clip the M1 rifle has secured its place in the history books as one of the most reliable pieces of Americana you can get your hands on.

The M1 rifle has received praise from service members of all different ranks and roles. However, its greatest compliment was given to it by General George S. Patton when he referred to it as:

“The greatest battle implement ever devised.” 

Gun lovers pay close attention as the M1 Carbine and M14 make special guest appearances. Can you guess their relation to the M1 rifle before watching the video?

Do you think there’s a more iconic weapon in U.S. military history? Share your nomination for “greatest weapon of all time” in the comment section below!