The M1 Garland rifle (official name: United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was named after its designer, John Canterius Garland. It was a standard rifle equipped by the United States Army during the Second World War. John Garand (john c. Garand) has been engaged in weapon research and design work at the Chuntian Arsenal of the US Army since October 1919. The most famous product is the 7.62mm M1 semi-automatic rifle that was finalized in October 1935. Called the Garland rifle. On January 9, 1936, the U.S. military began to equip the M1 Garand. After World War II and the Korean War, by 1957 the world had produced nearly 10 million M1 Garands.