Forgotten Weapons On The M-1 Carbine

The M-1 Carbine is one of my all-time favorite military weapons and is an incredibly fun gun to shoot. It is light, handy, has virtually no recoil, and packs a stronger punch than usually given credit. It even has had a movie made about it featuring Jimmy Stewart as “Carbine” Williams.

My version of it was made by IBM. Yes, the computer and typewriter company. They made an estimated 346,500 of these carbines during WWII. I got it back before year 2000 and the price was a fraction of what the market demands now.

In the video below, Ian McCollum goes in great detail about the M-1 Carbine and the history of its development which he describes as a whole new class of weapon.


2 thoughts on “Forgotten Weapons On The M-1 Carbine”

  1. The US Light Rifle Program was the search for the weapon that would eventually become the M1 Carbine, issued by the millions in World War II and in the years after. While the M1 Carbine is a familiar item to all military rifle enthusiasts, the other rifles submitted to the Army trials are largely unknown.

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