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, many outside companies were contracted to produce M1's for the US government, including Quality Hardware of Chicago, Illinois.
This historical firearm has a flip-up rear sight, no bayonet lug, and a great patina. The carbine has a Rock-Ola Mfg. undated stamp on the barrel due to the fact that Quality Hardware did not produce their own barrels and a P proofmark is visible as well. The rifle also has 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.