American Rifleman staffers got a chance to shoot a representative example of one of the M1 Carbines brought into the U.S. by Royal Tiger Imports.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima and the American servicemen who achieved victory, Thompson Auto-Ordnance of the Kahr Firearms Group has developed a series of three specially engraved firearms: the Iwo Jima 1911 in .45 ACP ($1,247), Iwo Jima M1 Carbine in .30 Carbine ($1,391) and Iwo Jima Thompson also in .45 ACP ($1,886).
Built as a response to Japanese night-infiltration tactics in the Pacific, the T3 carbine fitted with the infrared “Sniperscope, M2” may have looked like a Buck Rogers ray gun, but it saved American lives in the closing days of World War II.
In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.
As part of its World War II Victory Series, Winchester has released. 30 carbine ammunition that replicates the original 110-gr. loading, but in packaging that looks a lot like what Winchester made from 1942 to 1945.