8th Feb, 2016. Our Price: $12.95 . This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. ball which were all loaded on stripper clips. At the same time the small M1 carbine was easy to shoot well out to about 200 yards, was semi-­automatic and carried 15 rounds. The genesis of the M1 carbine was before the start of World War II. I addition to regular range plinking, I used it for a 2-Gun Action Challenge Match a couple months back (video: 2-Gun – Inland M1 Carbine).I also dragged my friend Karl Kasarda into the review, because he has experience with a bunch of other M1 Carbines, … Quick fix if you have the tools. It was in simple warehouses covered in layers of dust that Oli and Uli found relics of an age long past. Get the best deals on m1 carbine sight when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Honor Guard Commander, CHRIS BLODGETT, right, and PHIL GERDES, carry M1 Carbine rifles to use in a three-volley salute at the Gold Star Mothers Memorial in Sunset Cemetery on Memorial Day. It was the perfect gun for a 14-­year-­old hiking through the dense forest of rural Maine in the early 1980s. Currently, Royal Tiger Imports, Inc. has a variety of U.S. G.I. This tool is fast, easy to use, and gentle on your sight and receiver. From what I can tell a 4 digit serial number is pretty rare. This is a duplicate of the original military load and almost looked too good to shoot. m1 carbine sight picture? During this time, slavery, which had existed for centuries, was finally abolished. Credit: Luke Townsend/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News, https://www.alamy.com/manhattan-kansas-usa-25th-may-2020-honor-guard-commander-chris-blodgett-left-and-phil-gerdes-carry-m1-carbine-rifles-to-use-in-a-three-volley-salute-at-the-gold-star-mothers-memorial-in-sunset-cemetery-on-memorial-day-credit-luke-townsendzuma-wirealamy-live-news-image359325164.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-m14-rifle-developed-from-the-m1-garand-54615595.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-garand-30in-usa-late-1930s-43154993.html, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. While the company’s roots were in surplus, it seemed as if there was no more to be had. Close. During the late 19th Century Ethiopia was a bit unique in that it retained its sovereignty during what is known as the “Scramble for Africa” by the European colonial powers. The world was changing, and frankly I didn’t like it one bit. The Hammer Pair is for close range (typically, 15 yards and in with a carbine). The genesis of the M1 carbine was before the start of World War II. Shipped with USPS First Class. Many collectors like the small carbine due to the amount of military contractors, 11, which adds interest and variety. The drill’s 5.5-inch bulls are just hard enough to force good sight picture and trigger break, and again the M1 Carbine recovered just slightly more slowly than modern designs, while the longish, “rolly” trigger pull took a fraction longer to dress up. Making head shots on a reduced size silhouette is no challenge at 50 yards and I printed a nice group on a steel plate at this distance firing at a quick pace offhand. Over the next four years or so, that old GI M1 carbine became a constant companion. The M1 carbine is indeed very fun for recreational shooting and still makes a handy piece to carry over hill and dale on an adventure. Vintage military m1 carbine rifle, with a two clip pouch on the stock. Perhaps a better comparison would be with a .357 Magnum fired from a 16-­inch carbine. One hundred yards is a good starting point. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Pictured; a WWII M1 carbine which would be reclassif, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-brea-california-usa-7th-feb-2016-on-thursday-may-19-the-california-104470119.html, a vintage military m1 carbine rifle, with a two clip pouch on the stock on wooden background, https://www.alamy.com/a-vintage-military-m1-carbine-rifle-with-a-two-clip-pouch-on-the-stock-on-wooden-background-image358403785.html. All positive attributes while wandering over hill-­and-­dale exploring. Period pictures of M1 carbines with the later adjustable sights are extremely rare, with most M1’s having their sights upgrade to the later adjustable model, post war. The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only the U.S. military, but by paramilitary and police forces around the world. For ammunition I brought along Winchester 110-­grain FMJ from their Victory series. In 1938, the Chief of Infantry made a request for a “light rifle” and the requirements were approved in 1940. M1 Garand / M1 carbine / Thompson submachine gun, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-ww2-american-army-guns-m1-garand-m1-carbine-thompson-submachine-gun-73208937.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-m1-carbine-129538895.html, A Luger M1 Carbine, prototype by Herbert Werle, Cal. A semi-automatic American carbine US M1, made by Underwood in 1944 ('1-44'). In addition to a ban on previously legal high capacity magazines, the requiring of background checks and permits to buy ammunition, the laws reclassify previously legal rifles as assault weapons. M1 carbines they imported from Ethiopia. The safety is placed forward of the trigger guard giving easy access. So, there are a variety of manufacturers for collectors to choose from. Metal parts phosphated grey-green. Williams developed a short-­stroke gas system and after Browning’s rear-­locking tilting bolt design was abandoned a Garand-­style rotating bolt and operating rod were introduced. It has a 4 digit serial number, 9842 with no other markings. All manner of designs, models and variations seem to have ended up there including Chassepots, Gewehr 88s, Gras rifles, Kar 88s, Gewehr G98s, Belgian Mausers, Carcanos of all models, Vetterlis, Mannlichers, Enfields and more. The cartridge though has been questioned regarding its terminal performance. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Years went by, the market continued to evolve and change and Oli decided to once again head out across the globe in search of military surplus firearms from the golden years of manufacturing. American Navy man holding M1 Carbine at Port Heuneme, California on way to Philippines during World War II. This was overthrown in 1991 when the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front came into power. I have seen photos of huge caches of classic World War II firearms and mountains of ammunition reaching unto the heavens, only to have it never appear on U.S. shores. Copyright © 27/12/2020 Alamy Ltd. All rights reserved. High quality tool for removing and installing the rear sight on an M1 carbine. I believe I paid $250 for it at a small gun shop in 1980. To see how it would perform I headed to the range with the select model. Add to Cart. Credit: Luke Townsend/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News, https://www.alamy.com/manhattan-kansas-usa-25th-may-2020-honor-guard-commander-chris-blodgett-retrieves-an-m1-carbine-rifle-out-of-his-truck-before-performing-in-a-three-volley-salute-at-the-gold-star-mothers-memorial-in-sunset-cemetery-on-memorial-day-credit-luke-townsendzuma-wirealamy-live-news-image359325137.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-image-world-war-2-era-historical-us-rifles-167854672.html, Brea, California, USA. Two brothers, Oli and Uli Wiegand are behind Royal Tiger Imports, and this new influx of surplus firearms. It was also significantly lighter than the Thompson submachine gun series, and the ammunition load was drastically lighter. It was a classic piece of World War II military surplus. These range in condition and price with a wide variety of manufacturers to choose from. The M1 carbine saw a number of small changes and improvements made during its service life. A bayonet and bayonet lug were later developed based on end-­user feedback. A correct, as built, M1 Carbine could be made by Inland with parts from other suppliers. It was very fun to shoot, but ammunition was expensive which put a slight damper on things. Traditionally carbines had merely been shortened rifles, and used standard rifle ammunition. Rifles wth detachable magazines could no longer be sold and current owners would have to register them as assault weapons. The final result was an amalgamation of a variety of designs based on input from a number of designers. Condition is "New". NOTE: We have more stocks listed on page 3 of our parts pages. Add to Compare. July 1944. So it is with the M1 carbine. Carbine has a Rock-Ola front sight. This reblued carbine is provided with a bayonet lug after 1945. This time the quest was successful, with Royal Tiger Imports Inc. bringing in not only some traditional surplus items, but some variations never seen before in the U.S.! Sights consist of a non-­adjustable protected post front sight and either a dual aperture or adjustable rear sight, depending upon when it was manufactured. I would imagine 25% of the M1 Carbines I purchased have shot high at 100 yards with the rear aperture bottomed out. I keep at least 4-5 NOS sights on hand. The standard G.I. Archived. |   No need to register, buy now! Semi-automatic M1 Carbine, a standard firearm for the U.S. military in the World War II era. Just keep in mind that while the bolt stays back on the last shot, it will fly forward when you remove the magazine. Unless the rear sight is cranked up to 300 yards, you can only see the upper left part of the front sight due to a large portion of the picture being blocked by wood. In addition to a ban on previously legal high capacity magazines, the requiring of background checks and permits to buy ammunition, the laws reclassify previously legal rifles as assault weapons. 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