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What firearms did Army soldiers in the Korean War carry?

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As I understand, the M1 Garand & M2 were a couple of the rifles they had.

I am trying to figure out exactly what the most common firearms they carried were as my Grandfather was in the Army and fought in the Korean War . He's no longer with us so I can't ask him. I want to honor him and pick up a rifle and/or sidearm that would have been used in that war. I'm not talking war used (Not opposed to that, but I imagine that would be $$$$$$$$).

I do know that he cleared fields for other troops. Anyone know what firearms he likely carried?
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Korea War was a war that a lot leftovers from WW2. All spending went into the US Economy and Europe and Japan. The US military was last on the list coming out of WW2. Very Not prepared. Problems with the Pershing Tank that led to the great Patton Tank. We were not prepared for “forgotten War”. And a growing Iron Curtain in Europe of the Warsaw Pact.
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