U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 & Gear

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  1. CapnMac

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    Ah, the 1936 QMC Naming Convention strikes again.
    That's a "Case, Cleaning Rod, M[odel number] -1" not a "Case, Cleaning Rod [for a] M-1."

    The cleaning supplies for individual weapons were Ordnance supplied, not QMC supplied. So, QMC issued no numbers for the buttstock cleaning kits, nor for the vinyl pouches for weapons without stock recesses. Something that has vexed militaria collectors for close to 75 years.

    Machine gun kit was doled out at the Regimental level as complete sets of issue. So, spare barrels, cleaning kits, spares and the like were issued on a per each sort of basis.
     
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  2. AlexanderA
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    Some of the M2's found their way into DCM sales after removal of the full-auto parts. (The Army and the DCM only cared about functionality, and not markings.) Still, the "M2" marking by itself makes the gun a machine gun ("once a machine gun, always a machine gun"). I once saw such an M2-marked Carbine for sale on a gun show table, with the seller having no idea it was serious contraband. I pretended not to have seen it. (For all I knew, it could have been an ATF sting.)

    Conversely, there were M1-marked Carbines that were converted to M2's by having the auto parts installed, without changing the marking. If these were retroconverted by removing the auto parts, the issue doesn't arise. (Theoretically, these too are machine guns, but how would anyone prove it?)
     
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  3. shootstraight57

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    I sold my M1 Carbine quite some time ago to a friend who started to reload for it. He was a seasoned reloader so when he told me he bulged the barrel and blew up the gas cylinder I was very shocked. Was a very nice rifle also.
     
  4. eastbank

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    some reloaders should not be reloaders.
     
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  5. lightman

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    Nice pictures everyone! I guess you could say its a blast from the past!
     
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  6. Jim Watson

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    What did it do to deserve that? Unreliable, underpowered or what?

    Tim Mullin wrote of the Advisor Gun; a carbine with the barrel cut to 11 inches, the FRONT sight reset, and in a paratrooper stock.
    Sounds like a neat SBR project for the present wannabe craze.

    ETA Front sight, dummy, front sight.
     
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  7. loose noose

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    I've got two M-1 Carbines one is a retro-type Iver Johnson (made about 1979), however I replaced the hardwood stock with the original GI walnut and the heat shield, from Gun Parts as well as the bolt return spring, and added two cartridge pouches and installed one on the stock, a sling and an oiler, as well as a bayonet stud. Looks like the real thing, but it is very reliable using my reloads, no one at the ranges I've been to, know the difference haha. My other Carbine is a dog from every town, which I got for way under $450.00 I don't recall how much I paid for it, but it was only a couple of years ago. It was in a beat up after market stock, had a po-dunk rear sight, although the dove tail was still there, for the original I got from "Gun Parts", as well as the stock and heat shield (wood) from an original Remington from what I gathered, noted the barrel and the gas block to be "Rock Ola" as well as the slide, however the the frame was from a place I learned here, that was made for the Govt. from 1943-1944 out of Chicago toward the end of the war. BTW I also got the sling and oiler from "Gun Parts". Once I had it all re-assembled and took it out and shot it, noted it to be extremely accurate out to 100 yards with absolutely no misfeeds, or failures to fire etc. So I'll have the two of them until death do us part, and then they'll go to my heirs.
     
  8. WestKentucky

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    I have never heard of such, but now I need one.
     
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  10. Jim Watson

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    Yes, they liked those "Swedish Ks," too.
     
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  11. trackskippy

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    LOL, yea, they must have had a million of them, everyone who was there seems to have carried one. ;)

    The one in the pic is an M3, not an M45.
     
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    FWIW, the Carbine sling and oiler were also used for the M3 SMG ("Greasegun"). (The oiler is clipped on the side of the trigger housing -- this was discontinued in the M3A1, which has an oiler built into the pistol grip.)
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    Sure is. Couldn't blow the picture up on phone to see.
     
  14. Speedo66

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    Some more old Carbine stuff…if you consider 60 years old.

    Cold War era 6 pack of magazines given to me in the late 70’s, opened and missing one magazine.

    The outside wrapper is like a light canvas, and foil lined.

    Never opened or used the mags, why I don’t know. Maybe thought they were cool as is.

    Hopefully they haven’t rusted yet.

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