When the U.S. became involved in the Korean War, the M1 Garand went back into mass production. The "Korean Garand," as it is sometimes referred, had undergone improvements since its World War II days, and once again proved why Gen. George S. Patton called the Garand "the finest battle implement ever devised."
Watch as American Rifleman TV staff offer look at the history of the M2 Browning Machine Gun.
When U.S. forces rushed to stop the North Koreans from overrunning South Korea in 1950, there were almost no American snipers. As the battle lines stabilized, that would change, and the war would become ideal for the employment of well-equipped and well-trained snipers.