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m1 carbine

The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use, .30 caliber semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, and continued to be used throughout the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. It has also been a popular civilian firearm.
The M2 carbine is the selective-fire version of the M1 carbine capable of firing in both semi-automtic and full-automatic. The M3 carbine was an M2 carbine with an active infrared scope system.
Despite its name, the M1 carbine is not a shorter version of the M1 Garand rifle. It is a completely different firearm and it fires a different type of ammunition. It was simply called a carbine because it is smaller and lighter than the Garand. On July 1, 1925, the U.S. Army began using the current naming system where the "M" is the designation for Model and the "number" represents the sequential development of equipment and weapons. Therefore, the "M1 rifle" was the first rifle developed under this system. The "M1 carbine" was the first carbine developed under this system. The "M2 carbine" was the second carbine developed under the system, etc.

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  1. Aero Denezol

    M1 Carbine Rear Sight Tool

    Anyone in the Albany/Salem/Woodburn area have an M1 Carbine rear sight tool I could borrow for a week? I'll buy you a sixer of your favorite beer. Thanks,
  2. SUPER X

    M1 CARBINE MAGAZINES UNION HARDWARE WWII

    2 ,15 round 1 WINCHESTER & 1 UNION HARDWARE mags stamped code uw and uq 50.00 for the pair .will ship 8.oo
  3. WAW44

    M1 Carbine rear sight removal tool. Need to use.

    Need to align the sight on my Carbine. Looking to borrow or use a rear sight tool within reasonable distance of Seattle. Thx!
  4. C

    Are there any other M1 Carbine fans here besides me?

    I don't want to hear any whining about the Light Rifle Cartridge (make no mistake about it, it exceeds the .357 Magnum in chamber pressure) and can penetrate a healthy 19" with Federal 110-grain Soft Points in 10% ordnance gel. It worked so well that gun guru Jim Cirillo of the NYPD "Stakeout...
  5. G

    M1 carbine top hand guard

    m1 carbine hand guard. 2 rivet, walnut wood. marking on in side LWP OR LWR. $75.00 or best cash offer
  6. Mikej

    Love me some M1 Carbine!

    Three or so years ago I became enamored with the M1 .30 carbine. I had me some gun money and was pondering the M1 Garand. At that time I don't think I was aware there was such a thing as the .30 carbine. The June 2015 Guns and ammo came and the NEW manufacture Inland .30 Carbine was on the...
  7. Nwcid

    WTS WA  M1 Carbine magazines

    I am thinning out my collection. I have several firearms, ammo accessories up for sale. Please check out all of my ads. 5% of my sales will be donated back to NWFA. Pictures are linked so I can post full resolution images. Images here, Sale Items Here is a selection of M1 Carbine magazines...
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