It was very helpful in identifying all the component parts of my rifle. It only has three obvious post-war replacement parts: The Rear Sight is a type III which is correct for the period of manufacture. The final post-war replacement piece is the recoil plate.
I didn’t take a close up of it because it is unmarked.
Other aficionados must feel the same way, because most recently, the Inland name has been taken over and given new life producing new M1 and M1A1 Carbines. Perhaps those noting all of the M1 Carbines released through the DCM, CMP, and the many commercial brands produced over the years that showed the demand for the quick, light, versatile, and fun to shoot carbine still couldn’t be satisfied.
My association with the M1 Carbine started many years ago, and to call it a love affair would not be too much of a stretch.
To recap what we’ve done so far: In M1 Carbine Part 1, we took a look at the external condition of the new old CMP M1 Carbine.
In M1 Carbine Part 2, we disassembled the M1 Carbine into its major groups.
Except for the folding wire stock with its leather cheekpiece, there is no difference between an M1A1 carbine and a standard M1 carbine.
The guns turned out by the venerable New Haven, Connecticut, firm have enjoyed a great deal of popularity with collectors and firearms enthusiasts for several generations.
S.-issue World War I Model This article was first published in Few arms makers are as well known as the Winchester Repeating Arms Co.
My first and brief exposure was in the military where it proved to be a handy, light, and easy to operate and maintain companion.
Now, I know there are many that, (in my opinion) give way to much credence to the stories of ineffectiveness in Korea where the M1 Carbine was called upon to fill a roll it was never intended to fill.
In June of 1940, the Secretary of War approved and allocated funds for the acquisition of a light rifle. The date set for the submission of designs was May 1, 1941.