Hypothetical situation (yet common):
That would be Garand, named after the man who created the rifle, Canadian-born, John Cantius Garand.
For some reason some Drillers think that the heavier the rifle is, the better a Driller you are. This is simply not true. All rifles, including 2lb color guard rifles, require training, skill, finesse and strength, just to name a few qualities. A lighter rifle can be used very effectively if the Driller actually uses the lighter weight to his/her advantage.
There are three types of M1 rifles: the Garand, carbine and tanker model. The latter two are not used for drilling since they are quite short. The Garand weighs around 8.5lbs if it is demilitarized well. If it is demil’d poorly, it will be heavier and will not be a very good drill rifle.
The M1903 comes in a couple of different models. The difference is in the butt stock and the A3 version is the best to drill with since the small of the stock is smooth and tapered. It also weighs around 8.5lbs if demilitarized well.
The M14 is the heaviest of the drill rifles coming in at a hair over 10lbs. It is a Marine Corps standard and has been for decades.
Don’t get hung up on weight. It’s about how the equipment is used.