Action - Semi-Auto
Caliber - .30 Carbine
Barrel Length - 18"
Weight - 5.4 Lbs.
Sights - Shrouded Blade/Adjusatble Peep
Designed as a close-range defense weapon for trench fighting, the M1 Carbine has been used by militaries around the world. The M1 Carbine uses a bolt system that is very similar to that of the standard M1 rifle and a lightweight tappet-and-slide gas system. During World War II, early computer company IBM produced around 350,000 M1 Carbines to support the war effort.
This historical firearm has a Type 2 adjustable rear sight, no bayonet lug, and a great patina. The carbine has an IBM undated stamp and a partial P proofmark on the barrel. The rifle also has an Underwood 3-44 flaming bomb stamp on the barrel, which may denote an Arsenal rework or may be simply due to the fact that manufacturers often shared barrels when one got low. In addition, there is a P proofmark on the barrel and both a Hillerich & Bradsby manufacturer stamp and a crossed cannons inspector's cartouche visible on the stock. The carbine is in NRA excellent condition and comes with a military olive drab 1" web sling.