Comparison of M1 Carbine magazines. Original round magazine on left and round on right. Note Ranger in right center, apparently using his middle finger to push cartridges into a M-1 carbine magazine.
The carbine and a backpack frame are nearby. Paratrooper armed with a folding stock M1A1 carbine, fires a bazooka at an enemy pillbox on Greary Point, Corregidor. Ammunition[ edit ] The.
As a result, the. However, the Carbine is twice as powerful as the. As a result, the carbine offers much better range, accuracy and penetration than those submachine guns.
Therefore, soldiers armed with the Carbine can carry much more ammunition than those armed with a Tommy Gun. Categorizing the M1 carbine series has been the subject of much debate. This was the first major use of this type of primer in a military firearm.
Because the rifle had a closed gas system, not normally disassembled, corrosive primers would have led to a rapid deterioration of the gas system. The introduction of the select-fire M2 carbine in October  also brought into service the curved round magazine or "Banana Clip".
During World War II, it was not unusual for some users to modify their primary magazine to 6-round capacity by cutting the magazine shell so that the magazine would not protrude from the stock, improving carrying convenience.
This led the military to introduce the "Holder, Magazine T3-A1" also called the "Jungle Clip", a metal clamp that held two magazines together without the need for tape. The round magazines introduced for use with the selective-fire M2 Carbine would not be reliably retained by the magazine catch made for the original M1 Carbine which was designed to retain a round magazine, so the much heavier when loaded round magazine would not be properly seated in the M1 Carbine magazine well.
The loaded round magazine would typically cant impairing feed reliability or even fall out, which helps explain why the round magazines have a poor reliability record they are also more prone to damage due to their added length and weight when loaded as thin steel is used to make them.
Thus early production M1 Carbines must be fitted with the type IV magazine catch used on the M2 Carbine and late production M1 Carbines if it is to be used with round magazines.
The type IV magazine catch will have a leg on the left side to correspond with the additional nub on the round magazines. When this occurred, pressing the mag release caused the loaded magazine to drop into the dirt, while the safety remained in the off position.
As a result, the push-button safety was redesigned using a rotating lever. Due to requests from the field, the carbine was modified to incorporate a bayonet lug attached to the barrel band starting in After the war, the bayonet lug was added to many M1 Carbines during the arsenal refurbishing process.
By the start of the Korean Warthe bayonet lug-equipped M1 was standard issue. It is now rare to find an original M1 carbine without the bayonet lug. The M1 carbine mounts the standard M4 bayonetwhich was based on the earlier M3 fighting knife and formed the basis for the later M5M6 and M7 bayonet -knives.
A folding-stock version of the carbine the M1A1 was also developed after a request for a compact and light infantry arm for airborne troops. The Inland Division of General Motors manufacturedof them in two product runs in late As carbines were reconditioned, parts such as the magazine catch, rear sight, barrel band without bayonet lug, and stock were upgraded with current standard-issue parts.
Also, both during and after WW2, many semi-automatic M1 carbines were converted to select-fire M2 carbines by using the T17 and T18 conversion kits.
During World War II, the T23 M3 flash hider was designed to reduce the muzzle flash from the carbine, but was not introduced into service until the advent of the M3 carbine. It was fired with the. It also could not use the M8 launcher with an M7 auxiliary "booster" charge to extend its range without breaking the stock.The design was accepted, and Garand was hired by the government to design guns at the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts.
After over a decade of designing and prototyping the M1 was patented in and adopted by the U.S. military in , with the official designation of Rifle, Caliber, M1.
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