Some former G.I.-issue M1 carbines have been seen with two serial numbers instead of the traditional one stamped at the rear of the receiver. Why?
Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine, and he was immortalized by Hollywood for his “invention” of the gun. Recently discovered documents from Winchester’s Edwin Pugsley cast new light on Williams’ and Winchester’s contribution to the M1 carbine. It turns out the story of “Carbine” Williams is part truth … and part “urban legend.”
I recently purchased an M1 carbine manufactured by Quality Hardware that has a bayonet lug. Is this part original to the gun or was it added later?