Originally the M1 carbine did not have a bayonet lug, but it was often issued with an M3 fighting knife or a bayonet converted into a fighting knife. Many sources erroneously refer to this round bolt as an 'M2 bolt' but it was developed as a standard part for new manufacture M1 and later M2 carbines and as a replacement part, with priority given to use on M1A1 and M2 carbines. Yes I also Love my M1 Garand for long shots, and furthermore my 30-30 and 45 Colt lever actions. In any case read the second one. I would use it for defensive purposes unless it was all I had, but it is great for target shooting and plinking. A word to the wise: The open-mouth hollow points designed for the .32 Magnum may have the same nominal bore diameter, but they do not feed in the carbine, at least not in my Inland and Plainfield versions. 2. hit it dead square in the middle. The classic Speer Plinker 110-grain JSP is the trick in those rifles. Good luck and keep us posted! You could look at the stuff set up and tell that his wife was responsible, nothing really major but still important to him.i came across a canteen cup that was packed with a couple of plain brown boxes and loss .30 Cal rounds with a inch of dust on top. Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Gun Digest 2013. This is a design with no flies on it. So dad bought one of the M1’s, but it had to be used, not new. After you posted your comment, I found a short bio at a WWII site that had this quote in it: “The blast shattered the stock of his lucky carbine (which he wired back together), but his own injuries were only minor.”. A portable rifle with a shorter barrel, and for what it was designed for, it fit perfect. They were just trying to stay alive and being employed. Because he thought it would make him look cool. But still after 25 years still think about what I had. A 30-round mag catch was utilized to allow high-capacity magazines. Btry. They were much easier to carry than the M-16s when out “humping” the ramp or an aircraft. They have numerous M1 mags, I don’t know if they are what you need or not. And, I qualified or should I say I WAS qualified. chambering provides stopping power on par with some handgun rounds, especially out of a longer barrel, and can be useful at significant distances—it would make a handy little rifle for varmint control, certainly. Get the Shooting Illustrated Reloaded newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. But, longer-ranging. Corporal Tony Stein, field modified a T33 (e.i. James Tarr runs through the 3-Second Headshot drill. When I fired the first magazine at 100 yards I was astonished to find that all ten rounds were inside the 12-inch bull. But with the pistol I had to use ear protection. But they are so few in number that no general conclusion can be drawn from them. I don’t think the message was hidden at all. He made 25 days My original intent was to accuracy-test the Auto-Ordnance carbine at 100 yards and then move to the 50-yard range when shooting a Ruger Blackhawk revolver in .30 Carbine. |   I would recommend getting a notebook to dedicate to new tasks and procedures you encounter on your PC, but because sometimes you won’t use them for so long that you can forget where you accessed them or the proper steps to take it is a good idea to have a reference. The M1 survived World War II with its reputation largely intact. I don’t know if any of this helps you out any. Within its design specifications, the carbine worked well; when pressed into action as a battle rifle, it was outclassed. The Blackhawk 30 Carbine, from my experience, is a damn fine revolver. Recently, I elected to tighten up my Carbines as best I could. Shots great, can bust clay pigeons at 35 yds every shot. The people they handed them too couldn’t shoot a Bulls Eye a Point Blank Range. You also have to factor in The Great Depression. (l.) Activated in a similar manner to a 1911, the safety is ambidextrous, while the bolt release is not. [citation needed] They were found to be suited to the kind of operation the two British, two French, and one Belgian Regiment carried out. I then had great fun in firing the other two magazines with the same result. . The M2 had a fully automatic rate-of-fire of about 850–900 rounds-per-minute. I’m trying to acquire a Mauser 98k carbine/rifle in WW2 vintage. It was a GI.30-caliber carbine with a 30-round magazine loaded with Winchester 110-grain hollow points. Then he was stupid enough, to tell me their something wrong with the rifle, and he was going to sue the gun shop owner. At this point, barrel wear is a question. Sad to say, I eventually horse-traded it away for something now even more forgotten. Super-X® Hollow Soft Point", "Illinois: Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations 2007–2008, Statewide Deer Hunting Information", "Lightweight Carbine Increases Firepower", 90th Reference manual page including FM 23-7 Carbine, 1942 manual, Articles page including information on blank adapting the M1 carbine, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=M1_carbine&oldid=985964609, World War II firearms of the United States, Weapons and ammunition introduced in 1942, Articles with dead external links from May 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from March 2011, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2007, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2020, Articles needing additional references from December 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2017, Articles with failed verification from January 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2012, Articles needing additional references from February 2011, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 5.2 lb (2.4 kg) empty The carbine was usually given to second line troops (administrative, support, etc. Unfortunately, on the day I set aside to shoot the two, the longer range at my gun club was closed, so I had no choice but to wring out both at 50 yards. But whether to get one in .30 Carbine, or not, is entirely up to personal taste. My father under General Mark Clark in North Africa, Sicily, Anzio,and Yugoslavia campaigns. I would feel fairly armed with it for defense. Previously, in Europe, there had been some complaints, too many to discount. This made it a type of emergency-issue weapon. It got broken by accident and it was replaced at No Charge because Iver Johnson gave a Life-time warranty on the Stock. If I do get anything it will be a repro of the Pederson Device. It’s a sweet little gun and so much fun to shoot. The cartridge is no bottleneck, and the cartridge case is 1.29-inches long. The enemy was between 75 and 100 meters away, firing from inside buildings. [55] The carbines were used by the French Paratroopers and Legionnaires, as well specialists (drivers, radio operators, engineers), during the Indo-China War,[62] the Algerian War[63] and the Suez Crisis.

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