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The U.S. Carbine Caliber .30

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It is to Your Benefit to Read This First...

There is no single book that covers everything M1 Carbine. Which book is "best" depends on what you want to know. Each book has something the others do not. Many U.S. Carbine enthusiasts own many of these books. Serious collectors often have them all.

Each author wrote based on their own experiences and opinions during their period in time. Time tends to reveal information that was not available prior, change how people remember information and take information that will never be available again. Given the breadth, depth and volume of information regarding the U.S. .30 Caliber Carbines some authors know some things, others know other things, none know all things. Authors are human. The greater the detail a book covers the more likely there will be a number of mistakes.

Regarding prices, it is strongly recommended you shop around for the best price. Especially on the more expensive books. A few of these books are hard to find, a few are outrageously priced by some sellers.

 

Section I

Commercially available Media

Books & Publications

Arsenal History and Combat Evaluation, Carbine Caliber .30-M1, M1A1, M2, AND M3

Author: S. Marshall

Photocopy: 20 pages
Publisher: Desert Publications El Dorado, AR (1991)
ASIN: B000H7HCZM
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Focus:   Basic background on U.S. Carbines. Includes critique by Ordnance Major of weapons used during the Korean War.

 

Carbine .30 M1, M1A1, M2 & M3 Assembly, Disassembly Manual

Authors: Ian Skennerton & Ray Riling

Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Ray Riling Arms Books (May 2004)
ISBN: 0949749508
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4

Focus:   A very basic guide with very basic information on disassembling and reassembling carbines. Better publications are available.

 

Carbine, Cal. .30, M1: Diagrams & Pictures

Author: Eric A. Nicolaus

Spiralbound, laminated cover: 172 pages
Publisher: Self-Published (2012)
ISBN: 978-0-9795093-6-0
Dimensions: 14 x 8.5

Focus:   Complete set of Ordnance blueprints and diagrams for the U.S. Carbine, Model M1

             Download the Book Review Here

 

Carbine Stock, Cal .30, M1A1 Supplement

Author: Eric A. Nicolaus

Spiralbound, laminated cover: 50 pages
Publisher: Self-Published (2014)
Dimensions: 14 x 8.5

Focus:   Complete set of Ordnance blueprints and diagrams for the U.S. Carbine M1A1 Folding Stock

 

Carbine Handbook

Author: Paul Wahl

Hardcover & Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: ARCO Publishing (1964)
ASIN: B0000EGODK
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Focus:   The first book authored by a collector.

 

Collecting the M1 Carbine III

Author: J.C. Harrison

Spiralbound Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: The Arms Chest, Oklahoma City, OK; Third printing (2004)
ISBN: ASIN: B000H7N8CS
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5; wgt: 13 oz

Focus:  Written with the intent of taking it with you to gun shows as a field reference book on everything M1 Carbine.

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Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine

Author: Bruce N. Canfield

Hardcover: 297 pages
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Publishers; Second Edition (October 1998)
ISBN: 0917218833
Dimensions: 9.0 x 11.2; wgt: 2.5 lbs

Focus:   Nicely presented by a professional author with generic information having little depth.

 

The Complete Reloading Manual for the .30 M1 Carbine

Author: Loadbooks USA

Spiral bound: 37 pages
Publisher: Self-Published (2011)
ASIN: B002GRTBRI
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

Focus:   Compilation of cartridge and load data from 11 commercial ammunition manufacturers

 

Comprehensive Guide to the M1 Carbine

Author: R.C. Larson

Paperback: 829 pages
Publisher: Self-Published (printed in the P.R. of China); 2nd printing (2010)
ISBN: 0615382622
Dimensions: 6.75 x 9.5; wgt: 3 lb 11 oz

Focus:   Intended as a significant reference book built on the work of Harrison (above). Heavily illustrated with photographs but part markings shown in this book have been the subject of criticism from experienced collectors who have questioned the authenticity of many of the markings depicted.

Before relying on the information in this book you may wish to read to read the
Book Review Here.

 

Full Auto: M1 Carbine to M2 Modification Manual

Author: (omitted by author)

Paperback: 27 pages
Publisher: Desert Publications, El Dorado, AR (1982)
ISBN: 0879471301
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.25

Focus:   A counter-culture book on select fire conversions of the M1 Carbines. Most info is off topic and unrelated to the M2 Carbines.

 

Guide to Collecting the M1 Carbine

Author: Bob Gibson

Paperback: 62 pages
Publisher: J-B Publications (1976)
ASIN: B0006CPQWO

Focus:   One of the first books and intended for reference use at gun shows.

 

 

Gun Guides M1 Carbine Disassembly and Reassembly of All Models

Author: Gun-Guides

Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Gun-Guides (2009)
ASIN: B002NE2VAS
Dimensions:

Focus:   Basic disassembly and reassembly

 

The L'iL M1 .30 Cal Carbine

Author: Duncan Long

Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: Desert Publications (1994)
ISBN: 0879470879
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.25

Focus:   A counter-culture book on both original and commercial copies of the M1 Carbine.

 

The M1 Carbine: The Weapon that Changed the Rules for Weapons Making!

Author: Mike Francis

Kindle: 22 pages
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (June 2015)
ASIN: B010M8WX1S

Focus:   One in a series of short books with general information on military firearms.

 

The M1 Carbine

Author: Leroy Thompson

Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (2011)
ISBN: 1849086192
Dimensions: 7.2 x 9.8

Focus:   One in a series of books with general information on military firearms.

 

The M1 Carbine: Classic American Small Arms at War

Author: Tom Laemlein

Hardbound: 96 pages
Publisher: Historical Archive Press; The American Firepower Series #1 (February 2006)
ISBN: 0974838926
Dimensions: 8.8 x 11

Focus:  A collection of over 100 photographs from the National Archives of U.S. Carbines being used by American soldiers during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

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M1 Carbine, Design, Development, & Production

Author: Larry L. Ruth

Softcover: 291 pages
Publisher: The Gun Room Press, Highland Park, NJ; 3rd Printing (1988)
ISBN: 0882270206
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Focus:   Predecessor to the War Baby series (see below).

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M1 Carbine Do Everything Manual: Assembly, Disassembly, Lubrication, Ammunition, Storage

Author: Michael A. Pugliese

Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: JEM Enterprises (2009)
ASIN: B003DKDRSG
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

Focus:   Very basic overview of topics.

 

The M1 Carbine Owner's Guide

Authors: Larry L. Ruth with Scott A. Duff

Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: South Greensburg Printing Co., Greensburg, PA; 4th printing (January 2005)
ISBN: 1888722096
Dimensions 6 x 9; wgt: 10 oz

Focus:  An owner's guide that includes what most owners would want or need to know

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The M1 Carbine Owner's Manual

Author: not stated

Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Desert Publications (November 1984)
ISBN: 0879470135
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Focus:   A very basic owners guide. Pages are black and white photocopies

 

The M1 Carbine: A Revolution in Gun Stocking

Authors: Grafton & Barbara Cook

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Publishers (February 2002)
ISBN: 1931464006
Dimensions: 7 x 10; wgt: 1 lb

Focus:  A history of the S.E. Overton company relative to their production of stocks and handguards for the U.S. Carbines (subcontracted by Inland Manufacturing).

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The U.S. .30 Cal. Gas Operated Carbines, A Shop Manual

Author: Jerry Kuhnhausen

Softcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Heritage-VSP Gun Books, McCall, ID (1999)
ISBN: B000Q6XMUS
Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25; wgt: 1 lb 3 oz

Focus: A detailed look at the carbine part by part from the perspective of a gunsmith.

 

U.S. Cal. .30 Carbine

Magazine: 25 pages
Publisher: National Rifle Association; 3rd Edition (1992)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11; wgt: 2 oz
ASIN: B0096F46IM

Focus:  Collection of U.S. Carbine articles from past issues of The American Rifleman.

 

U.S. M1 Carbine Takedown Guide

Author: Radocy Take Down Guides

Spiralbound: 6 laminated pages
Publisher: JC Radocy Co. (2009)
ASIN: B00NMRNKGO
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Focus:   Very basic guide showing basic disassembly and reassembly

 

US M1 Carbines: Wartime Production

Author: Craig Riesch

Paperback: 235 pages
Publisher: North Cape Publications, Tustin, CA; 7th Edition (May 2012)
ISBN: 1882391438
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5; wgt: 12 oz

Focus:  Restoration to "factory original". This book has set the standard most use for identifying part variations. The author neglects to mention the value of certain carbines in "as is" condition may be far greater than a restoration if their history adds to their value.

 

U.S Special Rifles (Carbines)

Author: Tom Laemlein

Spiralbound Paperback: 86 pages
Publisher: Armor Plate Press; The American Firepower Series; (2006)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Focus:   Compilation of early Ordnance documents on the development of what became the U.S. Carbine.

 

War Baby!, The U.S. Caliber .30 Carbine

Author: Larry L. Ruth

Hardcover: 495 pages
Publisher: Collector Grade Publications, Ontario, Canada; Third printing (2001)
ISBN: 0889351171
Dimensions: 9 x 11.5; wgt: 4 lbs

Focus:   1st volume of what has become the definitive indepth history of the U.S. Carbines. Volume I covers the beginning through the end of WWII. Heavily illustrated.

 

War Baby! Comes Home, The U.S. Caliber .30 Carbine Volume II

Author: Larry L. Ruth

Hardcover: 366 pages
Publisher: Collector Grade Publications, Ontario, Canada; Second printing (2001)
ISBN: 0889351236
Dimensions: 9 x 11.5; wgt: 3 lbs

Focus:   Picks up where it's predecessor left off covering the post WWII years through the 1980's and into the 1990's. Includes commercially produced parts and replicas.

 

War Baby Three!, The U.S. Carbine into the 21st Century

Author: Larry L. Ruth

Hardcover: 952 pages
Publisher: Collector Grade Publications, Ontario, Canada (2013)
ISBN: 0889355509
Dimensions: 9 x 11.5; wgt: 6 lbs 9 oz

Focus:   Intended as an update that includes corrections and additions discovered since the 1990's when volumes I & II were published. Not intended as a stand alone book. For those with volumes I and/or II it completes the set with the latest information. Heavily illustrated.

 

Non-U.S.A. Books

U.S. Karabiner .30 M1 - Waffen Und Zubehor

Author: WolfDieter Hufnagl

Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany; 2nd printing (October 2009)
Hardcover: 190 pages
Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 11 1/8; wgt: 2 lbs 2.5 oz

Focus:   An overview of the U.S. Carbines with info on use by other nations. In German.

 

Video

M1 Carbine Disassembly and Reassembly

Publisher: On-Target Productions (2009)
Media: DVD
Runtime: 76 minutes

 

 

Technical Manual & Armorers Course, M1/M2 Carbine (Course #1204)

Publisher: American Gunsmithing Institute (2003)
Media: DVD
ASIN: B013TQFESY
Runtime: 90 minutes

 

 


Section II

Government Media

While original copies of the more common of the following publications still exist a number of sources
offer less expensive reprints. Some of these publications are also available in electronic form. Beware
that some sellers do not indicate if the copies they offer are original or reprints.

Field Manuals

    Field Manuals constitute the primary means of promulgating the basic doctrines of military training and operations. They contain training instructions relative to tactics and technique.

    Those beginning with the number 23 contained subject material relative to Basic Weapons, including their accessories and ammunition.

FM 23-7

(20 May 1942)

Carbine, Caliber .30, M1

    Softcover, 140 pages, indexed

    Changes:
          C1 15 pages (3 Jul 1942)
          C2 (11 Aug 1942)
          C3 (6 Nov 1942)
          C4 (28 Jan 1943)
          C5 (22 Apr 1943)

    Focus:
          The basic U.S. Army Field Manual for the Model M1 Carbine.

FM 23-7

(23 April 1944)

Carbine, Caliber .30, M1, M1A1

    Softcover, 209 pages, indexed

    Changes:
          C1 4 pages (4 Dec 1944)
          C3 3 pages (23 Nov 1945)
          C4 (19 Aug 1946)
          C5 2 pages (11 Jan 1949)
          C6 6 pages (4 Aug 1950)
          C7 2 pages (29 Mar 1951)

    Focus:
          Basic U.S. Army Field Manual for the Models M1 and M1A1 Carbines.

FM 23-7

(9 January 1952)

Carbine, Caliber .30, M1, M1A1, M2, and M3

    Softcover, 382 pages, indexed

    Focus:
          Basic U.S. Army Field Manual for the Models M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 Carbines.

FM 23-7
AFM 50-4

(9 January 1952)

Carbine, Caliber .30, M1, M1A1, M2, and M3

    Softcover, 382 pages, indexed

    Focus:
          Basic U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force Field Manual for the Models M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 Carbines.

FM 23-72

(12 June 1958)

Carbine Marksmanship Courses
Trainfire I

    Softcover, 207 pages

    Focus:
          Instructors manual for training carbine marksmanship.

     

Technical Bulletins

    The purpose of Technical Bulletins was too disseminate new instructions and information prepared by technical services pertaining to technical matters concerning weapons and equipment procured and issued by the preparing agency, or to professional technique over which the preparing agency has exclusive jurisdiction. The purpose was also to publish, without delay, technical material that may later be incorporated in manuals or changes to manuals. Technical bulletins do not contain material pertaining to tactical training or tactical operations.

    Those with a number following the letters TB identify the manual to which it applied followed by a number indicating the order in which they were released. TB 23-7-1 was the first to apply to FM 23-7. Those TB was followed by the letters ORD were related to Ordnance material and did not pertain to any preceding manual. The number that followed was the sequence in which these were released.

TB 23-7-1

(17 March 1942)

Carbine, Cal. .30, M1

    Softcover, 67 pages, indexed

    Focus:
          Preceded the first Field Manual, FM 23-7 (20 May 1942)

TB 23-7-2 Carbine Cal. 30, M1 and M1A1 16 Apr 1942
TB ORD 2 Cal. .30 Carbines M1 and M1A1 22 Dec 1943
TB ORD 9 Sight, Adjustable Rear, Assembly, D73955 and D7160060 10 Jan 1944
TB 23-30-1 Sight, Rifle Grenade Launcher, M15 13 Mar 1944
TB 23-7-4 Cal. .30, Carbine, M2 (T4) 13 Oct 1944
TB 9-1276-1 Cal. .30 Carbines M1 and M1A1; Misconception of Certain Features 15 Jan 1945
TB ORD 365 Use of Carbine Bolt Assembling and Disassembling Tool 22 Jul 1949
TB ORD 385 Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 24 May 1950
TB ORD 415 Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 17 Oct 1951
TB 34-9-123 Interchangeability of infrared equipment rules governing the interchangeability of securing and holding devices for infrared scopes on Carbines, Rifles & Light Machine Guns 16 Nov 1962

Technical Manuals

    Technical Manuals supplement Field Manuals, covering subjects the separate treatment of which is considered essential to a full accomplishment of the training prescribed in the Field Manuals. This series includes manuals describing materiel and containing instructions for its operation, care, and handling; guidebooks for instructors and specialists: material for extension courses; reference books; administrative materials; and similar specialized subject matter.

    Those preceded by the number 5 contained subject matter pertaining to Engineers. Those preceded by the number 9 contained subject matter pertaining to Ordnance.

TM 5-9340

(1 September 1944)

Sniperscope and Snooperscope

    Softcover, 172 pages

    Focus:
          Operation and instruction manual for the infrared Sniperscope (Model M1) and Snooperscope.

TM 5-9341

(15 June 1945)

Sniperscope, Model M2

    Softcover, 95 pages, indexed

    Changes:
          C1 (9 Jun 1950)

    Focus:
          Operation and instruction manual for the M2 infrared sniperscope.

TM 5-9341

(3 August 1951)

Operation and Maintenance Instructions
Sniperscopes Models M1 and M2

    Softcover, 73 pages

    Focus:
          Updated operation and instruction manual for the M1 & M2 infrared sniperscope.

TM 5-9341A

(3 August 1951)

Repair Instructions
Sniperscopes Models M1 and M2

    Softcover, 66 pages

    Focus:
          Updated operation and instruction manual for the M1 & M2 infrared sniperscope.

TM 5-9342

(3 August 1951)

Operation and Maintenance Instructions
Sniperscope, Infrared, Set No. 1, 20,000 Volts

    Softcover, 89 pages

    Focus:
          Operation and instruction manual for the 20,000 volt infrared sniperscope set.

TM 5-9342-A
TO 39-D-10-2

(April 1952)

Repair Instructions
Sniperscope, Infrared, Set No. 1, (20,000 Volts)

    Softcover, 87 pages

    Focus:
          U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force repair manual for the 20,000 volt infrared sniperscope set.

TM 5-1090-202-25P

(29 January 1962)

Organizational Field and Depot Maintenance Repair Parts and Special Tool Lists Sniperscope: Infrared FSN 1090-034-7788
Rack: battery charging with rectifiers;
for M2 and 20,000 volt sniperscope FSN 6130-377-0401

    Softcover, 20 pages

    Focus:
          Ordnance List of Parts and Tools for field and depot level maintenance of the sniperscope battery racks.

TM 9-1005-210-35P

(17 October 1963)

Field and Depot Maintenance, Repair Parts and Special Tool List
Carbine, Caliber .30, M1
Carbine, Caliber .30, M2

    Softcover, 24 pages

    Changes:
          C1 (14 Jul 1954)

    Focus:
          Manual used for Ordnance depot inspections of the M1 and M2 carbines.

TM 9-1005-210-35

(10 June 1969)

DS, GS, And Depot Maintenance Manual
Including Repair Parts and Special Tool Lists
Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 (1005-670-7670)
Carbine, Caliber .30, M2 (1005-670-7675)

    Softcover, 51 pages

    Focus:
          Updated manual used for Ordnance depot inspections of the M1 and M2 carbines.

TM 9-1276

(5 June 1943)

Ordnance Maintenance
Cal. .30 Carbines M1 and M1A1

    Softcover, 119 pages, indexed

    Focus:
          Training manual for Ordnance personnel on inspection, cleaning, disassembly/assembly, repair, and updating of the U.S. Carbines.

TM 9-1276

(22 January 1947)

Ordnance Maintenance
Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2, and M3

    Softcover, 105 pages

    Focus:
          Updated training manual for Ordnance personnel on inspection, cleaning, disassembly/assembly, repair, and rebuilding of the U.S. Carbines to meet the updated standards after WWII.

TM 9-1276
TO 39A-5AD-2

(17 February 1953)

Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2, and M3

    Softcover, 178 pages, indexed

    Changes:
          C1 (4 Sep 1956)
          C2 (28 Apr 1967)

    Focus:
          Army Ordnance Technical Manual and Air Force Technical Order for inspection, repair and rebuild of the U.S. Carbines.

TM 9-6910-203-14

(September 1962)

Operator's, Organizational and Field Maintenance Manual,
Carbine Training Aid M21

    Softcover

    Focus:
          Operation and maintenance of the M21 Training Aid

TM 9-1005-210-12P Operator's, Organizational and Field Maintenance Manual, Including Repair Parts and Special Tools List20 Sep 1963
TM 9-1005-210-12 Operator's, Organizational and Field Maintenance Manual, Including Repair Parts and Special Tools List, Carbine Caliber .30 M1, Carbine Caliber .30 M2Jun 1969

Additional Ordnance Manuals

Base Shop Data

(1943)

Ordnance Field Service
Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 & M1A1

    Softcover, 28 pages
    Rock Island Arsenal

    Includes:
          Standard Nomenclature List, Conversion List of Tools
          B.S.D. 1 Dismantling, 8 pages (27 Apr 1943)
          B.S.D. 2 Assembling, 8 pages (27 Apr 1943)
          B.S.D. 3 Tool Drawings, 2 pages (Feb 1943)

SA-ITM-S201

(1 June 1951)

Ordnance Inspector Training Manual
Carbines, Cal .30, M2 And M3

    Softcover, 246 pages plus 8 pages of illustrations

    Focus:
          This massive book is the U.S. Army Ordnance training manual for their own inspectors. It is the most in-depth manual yet found on the U.S. Carbines.

Ordnance Modification Work Orders

B28-W1 Carbines Cal. .30 M1, M1A1; To reduce trigger pull, replacement hammer and hammer spring
      - C1 (20 Dec 1943)
1 Nov 1943
20 Mar 1944
B28-W2 Carbines Cal. .30 M1A1; To allow use of longer commercial grip screw and prevent splitting of grip
      - C1 (26 Sep 1944)
4 Nov 1943
20 Mar 1944
B28-W3 Carbines Cal. .30 M1, M1A1, M1A3; To replace leaf type rear sight with a sight that is adjustable for both windage and elevation 11 Sep 1944
B28-W4 Carbines Cal. .30 M1, M1A1; To provide for increased holding power of the magazine catch
      - C1 (29 Oct 1952)
16 May 1945
25 May 1954
B28-W5 Carbines Cal. .30 M1, M1A1; To provide means for attaching bayonet-knife 7 Jul 1945
B28-W6 Carbines Cal. .30 M2 10 Dec 1947
B28-W7 Carbines Cal. .30 M2; Replacement of disconnector spring and plunger11 Apr 1951

Ordnance Standard Inspection Procedure

ORD-SIP-S201 Carbine, Cal .30, M2 And M3 

Ordnance Supply Manuals

SNL B-28Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, Parts and Equipment
      - Addendum, Carbine Cal. .30, M1 and M1A1 (11 Aug 1943)
      - C1 (16 Sep 1943)
      - Addendum, Carbine Cal. .30, M1, M1A1 and M1A3 (16 Oct 1943)
1 Dec 1941
20 Jan 1943
ORD 7 SNL B-28 Field and Depot Maintenance Allowances, Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, M1A1, M2 and M3
      - C1 (17 Oct 1949)
      - C2 (23 Feb 1950)
16 Jun 1949
Mar 1951
ORD 8 SNL B-28,
TO 11W3-2-2-24
Army & Air Force Field and Depot Maintenance Allowances, Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 3 Apr 1951
9 Aug 1955
23 May 1957
ORD 9 SNL B-28 List of all Parts, Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, M1A1, M2, and M3
      - C1 (14 Jul 1954)
6 Feb 1945
10 Aug 1949
ORD 9 SNL B-38 Launcher, Grenade, M1, M2, M7 and M817 Aug 1944
ORD 11 SNL T-1 Ammunition, Rifle, Carbine, and Automatic Gun  

Films, Combat Bulletin

CB 59 Military Operations on All Fronts, War Department; Carbine M-2 (brief part) - 26 minutes 1945

Films, Film Bulletin

FB 18 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, Tests - 8 minutes 1942

Films, Strips

FS 1-470 Safety Precautions for the Handling of .45 cal. pistol, .30 cal. carbine, and the pump shotgun 
FS 7-77 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1 -Part 1- Characteristics and Description 1942
FS 7-96 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1 -Part II- Disassembling and Assembling 1943
FS 7-98 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1 -Part III- Marksmanship, known distance targets (replaced by 7-111)  
FS 7-111 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1 -Part III- Marksmanship, known distance targets 1943
FS 7-128 Grenade-projection adapter Ml: With Ml rifle and carbine 1944
FS 7-138 Infantry Weapons and Their Characteristics (includes carbine) 1944
FS 9-97 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, Disassembling and Assembling 
FS 9-155 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, Inspection 1943
FS 9-156 The United States Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, Maintenance and Repair 1943

Graphic Training Aids

GTA 9-1 A-H Carbine, Caliber .30 M1; Color Chart, 8 pages Aug 1943
GTA 9-64 Carbine, Caliber .30 M2; Color Chart, 9 pages Nov 1950

Training Circulars

TC 9 Carbines Cal. .30 M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 6 Jul 1949
TC 10 Carbines Cal. .30 M1, M1A1, M2 and M3 20 Jul 1949
TC 52 War Department Graphic Training Aid. 9-1, U. S. Carbine, Caliber .30, Ml. 14 Aug 1944
TC 87 Carbines Cal. .30 M1 and M1A1 1943
TC 119 Carbines Cal. .30 M1 and M1A1 1943

Films, Training

TF 7-1446 Combat in Towns 
TF 9-1206 Carbine Cal. .30 M1 - Principles of Operation - 14 minutes 1943
TF 9-1445 The M2 Carbine - 15 minutes 1945

Miscellaneous

(undated)

U.S. Carbine, Cal. .30, M1
Tank Destroyer School, Weapons Department
Camp Hood, Texas

    Softcover, 23 pages, appendix and photos

    Focus:
          One of the first Army Training Manuals for the U.S. Carbine circa 1942. Very basic.

MCS 2-3

(May 1945)

Course of Instruction
U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1

    Softcover, 30 pages
    Publisher: Marine Corps School, Quantico, Virginia

    Focus:
          USMC instructional outline and lesson plan for a 4 hour basic course on the U.S. Carbine.

NAVMC 42 P&P

(Rev. 9-50)

U.S. Marine Corps Score Book
for U.S. Rifle Caliber .30, M1 and
U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1A1

    Softcover, 80 pages

    Focus:
          Range score book for the M1 Rifle and Carbines. One revision in an ongoing evolution of the same score book. Prior versions include NAVMC 42 DP.

Sheet 9601

(Sep 1945)

United States Navy
Bureau of Ordnance Section
Cal. .30 Carbine, M1 and M2

    papers

    Focus:
          U.S. Navy version of U.S. Army Ordnance Supply Manual ORD 7 SNL B-28

NAVEXOS P-930

(undated)

Handbook of Operation and Maintenance
Working Model of U.S. .30 Cal., M2 Carbine, Device 3-4-F
Prepared by the U.S. Navy, Special Devices Center
for the National Guard Bureau

    Softcover

    Focus:
          Operation and maintenance of the enlarged training aid of the M2 Carbine.

NAVMC-7202

1953

USMC
Enlisted Extension Course "Basic"
Subcourse EB-10
U.S. Carbine Cal. 30 M1, M1A1, M2, and M3

    Pamphlet, 16 pages

    Focus:
          USMC 8 hour Lesson Plan provided with FM 23-7 (1952) for Basic Training

Miscellaneous

MTP3-49Army Infantry School, Lesson Plan: Carbine Cal. .30, M1 Mechanical Training, 6 hours15 Dec 1942
TFS-6USMC Training Film Strip: Nomenclature of the U.S. Carbine, Cal .30, M1 
ENG. 9-9341Engineer Supply Catalog: List of all Service Parts, Sniperscope M215 Jul 1945

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