Rifleman Q&A: Why So Light With The M1 Carbine?
I know the M1 carbine was issued in large numbers during World War II but that it was considered to be under-powered. It seems our military would have been better served by a firearm of this type that had better performance. Why wasn’t this done?
Rifleman Report: Enlightenment Through Discovery
Discovery is an inherently thrilling experience—after all, coming into contact with what you don’t already know is certain to stimulate the mind and excite the senses.
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.
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?
The U.S. M1 Carbine Story
Developed by Winchester, which used elements from a previous design that aimed to replace the M1 Garand, the M1 carbine ultimately became one of the most-produced and well-liked arms of World War II.
Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine: A WWII Classic Made Today
From M1 carbines to M1A1 paratrooper models, Auto-Ordnance maintains its lineup of factory-fresh repeaters with the same handling characteristics and timeless appeal as the originals carried on D-Day.
The .30 Carbine: History & Performance
Designed at the opening of World War II as a cartridge based off the .32 WSL, the .30 Carbine cartridge became synonymous with the light rifle it was developed for: the M1 carbine.
I Have This Old Gun: Springfield Model Of 1903
Looking back at the thousands of earlier sporterized conversions provides the answer as to why original ’03s in superior condition have become so expensive—there simply aren’t that many good ones left.
A Veteran Paratrooper And His M1 Garand: Normandy And The Bulge
From training in the States to fighting in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, this World War II combat rifleman depended on his M1 Garand, which he described as getting him through “some tough situations.”
Non-Permanent Scope Mounts For Military Surplus Rifles
Follow Frank Melloni as he takes a closer look at three non-permanent modern scope mounting solutions for popular military surplus rifles.