A true legend, the M1 Garand was the first semi-automatic rifle to be used by the military of any nation. The official US Armed Forces service rifle from 1936 through 1957, the Garand saw combat use up through 1966 and is still used by drill teams and military honor guards today, as well as being a highly sought-after firearm for civilian hunting, target-shooting, and collecting. The M1 rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle that features an "en bloc" clip system that allows ammunition to be inserted from above, clip included, into the fixed magazine. During World War II, early computer company IBM produced around 350,000 M1 Carbines to support the war effort. This special commemorative rifle produced by IBM and the American Historical Foundation is #46 of only 500 produced and features gold-plated accents and a stock medallion. The rifle comes with a velvet-lined wooden display case. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in excellent condition.