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When specialized U. S. troops increasingly reported their standard-issue M1 Garand Rifle was too heavy and cumbersome to support the extra mobility they required for their duties as mortar and machine gun crew members, tankers, engineers and other fast-moving specialists, Army ordnance got busy developing a new, compact, lightweight defensive firearm with an effective range of 300 yards and greater range, firepower, and accuracy than a pistol. In 1941, major U. S. firearm companies and designers began the competition to create an easy to carry .30 caliber rifle that met the Army’s 5 pound weight limit. Winchester won the contract and began supplying the first M1 Carbines in mid-1942 to troops in Europe.
This replica has a wood body like the original. The bolt and trigger are fully functional and the dummy magazine is detachable.
Also available M1 Carbine Non-Firing Replica with sling.
Cannot be shipped to CA, CT, KS, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, RI, WI, Puerto Rico or Canada. Ships Separately, No Express Shipping available on this item.