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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. 

Rifleman Q&A: M1 Garand Vs. M1 Carbine Rebarrels

It seems to me that few World War II-vintage M1 Garand rifles retain their original barrels today, whereas most M1 Carbines of the same era I have seen still have the original barrels?

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

Rifleman Q&A: Two Serial Numbers On An M1 Carbine?

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?

Rifleman Q&A: When Did M1 Carbines Get Bayonet Lugs?

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?

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