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zaitsev44 12-15-2012 07:20 PM

M1 Carbine Questions
 
I just got a National Postal Meter M1 Carbine and I know very little about M1's. So if there is anything I need to know about either the general design or maker, it'll be appreciated. Thanks

c3shooter 12-15-2012 09:55 PM

They cranked out tons of carbines in just a few years. Look for a book called "War Baby" by Larry Ruth (vol 1 and vol 2- see if your library can get it on interlibrary loan)

Never try to remove the gas piston. Takes special tool- does not need to come out for normal cleaning and maintenance.

zaitsev44 12-15-2012 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter
They cranked out tons of carbines in just a few years. Look for a book called "War Baby" by Larry Ruth (vol 1 and vol 2- see if your library can get it on interlibrary loan)

Never try to remove the gas piston. Takes special tool- does not need to come out for normal cleaning and maintenance.

Ok, thanks, is there anything else I don't need to take apart? Anything I should be careful with? Thanks

JonM 12-15-2012 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by zaitsev44 (Post 1052918)
Ok, thanks, is there anything else I don't need to take apart? Anything I should be careful with? Thanks

you also shouldnt take the bolt apart without the proper tool. the trigger group is a right pain to get together but easy to take apart.

mag318 12-15-2012 11:52 PM

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Like suggested above, pick up War Baby I & II and everything you need to know will be in there. These are probably the most prolific shoulder weapon the USA produced during the war and are highly collectable now. They are also a lot of fun to shoot. Enjoy yours, but be careful as they tend to multiply.

zaitsev44 12-15-2012 11:56 PM

I'll be sure to look for it, thanks

robocop10mm 12-16-2012 12:16 AM

More of the carbines were produced than the M1 Garands. Handy little rifles, but ammo is a little high.

303tom 12-16-2012 12:26 AM

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It was the worlds first Assault Rifle............

zaitsev44 12-16-2012 01:03 AM

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It was the worlds first Assault Rifle............

I would've thought the Russian SVT-40 was the first assault rifle.

zaitsev44 12-16-2012 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm
More of the carbines were produced than the M1 Garands. Handy little rifles, but ammo is a little high.

I'm looking to get a Garand soon also. I went to the gunshow looking for a SKS but got drawn in to the cheapest M1 carbine I've ever seen. But ammo is $18/50


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