Was the Garand the only semiautomatic rifle widely used in WW2 ? When I watch episodes of "Combat!" I always see firefights where the Germans are armed mostly with bolt-action Mausers. The Americans mostly have the Garand and it looks like no contest. A German soldier fires one shot and the American returns 4 or 5 shots in quick succession. That must have been unnerving to the Germans. Patton called the Garand the "greatest battle implement of all time" or something like that. Also, was it the same mismatch in the Pacific when the Americans with Garands outmatched the Japanese with their single-shot rifles?