The U.S. Carbine Caliber .30
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U.S. Carbine Caliber .30
|21.5" @ 100 yards|
|walnut, some birch, a few cherry|
|*number of parts varied as minor changes were implemented and do not include a |
complete breakdown of the rear sight and barrel band
|Data extracted from|
TM 9-1276 Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2, M3, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953
(paragraph 6, pages 8 & 9)
Production started in 1942 with Inland in June and Winchester in September. Underwood and Rock-Ola began production by November. The remaining manufacturers started production in 1943. Production ended for all but Winchester and Inland by mid 1944, with Inland and Winchester ceasing final production in August 1945.
U.S. .30 Caliber Carbine Model M1
The Basic Field Manual for the U.S. .30 Caliber Carbine (M1, M1A1, and eventually M2) was FM 23-7 (1942, 1944, 1952). The U.S. Army Ordnance Training Manual for ordnance personnel servicing these carbines was TM 9-1276 (1947, 1953).
With the Model M1 being the primary model all carbines were based on and the subject of most of this website it's history will be covered throughout the website.
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