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. Cape_hunter

    WTS OR  (2) M1 carbine usgi mags

    2 m1 carbine mags Little rusty but good range mags. One is marked union hardware The other circle b, Bridgeport. $45 shipped conus for the pair. $40 cash ftf Beaverton area Paypal gift or postal money order only Usps priority mail No trades at this time. Thanks Cape
  2. Majestic12

    M1 CARBINE

    I have the following for sale or trade Will trade for ammo or reloading gear Or what have ya Gas piston nut wrench. $20 Bolt asst tool. $50 Trigger spring installation tool. $20 Rear sight...
  3. Lilhigbee

    WTB OR  PLASTIC M1 Carbine mags from Universal

    I'm looking for a few of the black plastic mags that Universal sold with and for their M1 carbines. Anyone got some sitting around??
  4. Shellsters

    Telescoping M1 Carbine stock

    Had this on my Carbine until I picked up a USGI stock for it. Makes for a small brush or truck gun. Some say it is an Owens stock but not sure. $100 shipped. Carbine not included, just pics to see fittment.
  5. WAW44

    WTB WA  WWII rifles, 1903A3 etc.

    Collecting bug bit again. 1903A3, mas-36, M1 carbine... Looking.
  6. S

    WTS/WTT OR  New Fulton Armory M1 carbine barrel .22 Pee Wee $150

    This is a new barrel. For a project that didn't happen. Never assembled. Uses a .30 carbine case necked down to .22. Also called a .22 MMJ. Would like to trade for AR parts , but, will look at any trade. $100
  7. m1marty

    WTS WA  A1/A2 stocks, M1 Carbine mags/pouch

    USGI stocks. Stripped and both have the compartments. A1 has plenty of small scratches, a2 has a few marks and faded a bit 25ea Avery 1945 belt pouch for m1 carbine (NOS, not the "stock pouch" style. Has two loops on rear) plus two USGI magazines in good+ shape (Minor marks/corrosion, haven't...
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