M1 Carbine

Updating An M1 Carbine

Many M1 carbine owners would never consider such modifications to a wartime gun with significant provenance, those who have run-of-the-mill arsenal-rebuilt or commercial examples, and who are willing to experiment, are likely to find that the M1 carbine can provide service comparable to modern PDW-type platforms.

I Have This Old Gun: Terry Carbine

One of the most interesting, and short-lived, breechloading designs of the mid-19th century is the Terry carbine, produced by the firm of Calisher & Terry. Despite its novel mechanism, the carbine didn't survive the transition to the metallic-cartridge era.

New For 2023: KelTec R50

For 2023, KelTec lengthened the barrel and added a shoulder stock to its P50 pistol design, transforming it into a handy, compact carbine.

New For 2023: Hi-Point JXP 10

The new Hi-Point JXP 10 is not only the most powerful handgun made by the company, it's also the most affordable 10 mm Auto-chambered handgun available on the market.

New For 2023: Smith & Wesson M&P FPC

Smith & Wesson's new M&P FPC is a compact, folding pistol-caliber carbine chambered in 9 mm Luger and designed to accept the company's M&P handgun magazines.

The Johnson Auto-Carbine: The Little-Known Tale Of 'Daisy Mae'

The Johnson Model of 1941 Rifles and Light Machine Guns saw service with elite American troops during World War II. Not so well known is the light and handy Johnson Auto-Carbine. It could have been one of the most interesting infantry arms of World War II, but now it is a footnote in firearm history.

Rifleman Q&A: M1 Carbine Barrel Makers

I have a G.I. M1 carbine marked “Quality H.M.C.” on the receiver, but the barrel is marked "Rock-Ola." Does this mean that the barrel has been replaced on this carbine?

Beretta's U22 Neos: A Legacy Gun Not Forgotten

The Beretta U22 Neos launched in 2002, and its racy looks were different, unexpected and a breath of fresh air in a market dominated by clones and lookalikes of .22 LR repeaters. It’s a shame the millions of first-time gun owners that purchased in the last few years will never experience the U22 Neos as an original owner. They can, however, still find them on the used market.

Australia’s Lee-Enfield 'Jungle Rifles'

While the British No. 5 Lee-Enfield “Jungle Carbines” are well-known guns, the Australian No. 1-based jungle rifles have languished in obscurity. They never went beyond the trials phase and are commonly faked. Here’s the real story on what are likely the rarest versions of the World War II Lee-Enfield.

I Have This Old Gun: Maynard Carbine

Six years after his tape primer’s appearance, Dr. Maynard debuted a unique drop-barrel carbine. It was light, simple and easy to operate. One merely lowered a lever to permit the gun’s barrel to tilt downward off the frame and expose the chamber.

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