~ M1 Self Loading Carbine New Spec Deactivation ~
This American, self loading M1 carbine was deactivated on the 25/03/2013. The gun has a dark wood stock and dark steel barrel.
It has a sliding receiver.
The gun is numbered 5613232.
The stock is marked "RMS". With the number 5703 scratched into the surface.
This gun comes with an empty magazine and deactivation certificate.
~ Dimensions ~
The gun measures 35.5 inches (90cm) in total with the barrel measuring 17.5 inches (45cm) The gun weighs approximately 2.6kg.
~ Condition ~
The gun is in decent used condition. There is bruising and wear to the wooden stock as expected with a weapon of this type. There is some insect damage to the stock with a few small bore holes eaten into the wood.
The gun does not cock or dry fire but the receiver slides.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £16 or the M1 can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ M1 Carbine ~
The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military, paramilitary and police forces, and has also been a popular civilian firearm.
In selective fire versions capable of fully automatic fire, the carbine is designated the M2 carbine. The M3 carbine was an M2 with an active infrared scope system. Unlike conventional carbines, which are generally a version of a parent rifle with a shorter barrel (like the earlier .30-40 U.S. Krag rifle and carbine and the later M16 rifle and M4 carbine), the M1 carbine has only one minor part in common with the M1 rifle (a short buttplate screw) and fires a different cartridge.