Gun Guides Takedown Guide "M1 Carbine" Book

Product #: 729754 Gun Guides #: M1 Carbine UPC #: 400100347225
$6.49
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Ships 09/22/2014 from MidwayUSA

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Features:
  • The only current printed manual that includes information on ALL models
  • Easy to use -- Comb binding lies open and flat on your work surface
  • 16 pages & 39+ high-resolution grayscale images
  • Cardstock cover. Bright white paper

    Topics Include:
    Disassembly
  • Clear Rifle
  • Barrel Band
  • Handguard
  • Barrel / Receiver
  • Barrel Plate Nut
  • Operating Slide Spring
  • Trigger Housing
  • Operating Slide
  • Bolt Assembly
  • Hammer Spring Plunger
  • Hammer Pin
  • Trigger Pin
  • Sear
  • Sear Spring
  • Trigger
  • Magazine Catch
  • Safety
  • Using the Bolt Tool
  • Extractor
  • Firing Pin
  • Ejector
  • Ejector Spring
  • Extractor Plunger
  • Extractor Plunger Spring
  • Bold Disassembly Using Hand Tools
  • Gas Piston
  • Front and Rear Sights

    Resassembly Tips

    Accessories

    Excerpt from this Guide:
    A brief history of the M1 Carbine

    The US Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 served as a lightweight semi-automatic carbine for the US Military from July 1942 ~ the 1960's. The M2 (selective fire and fully automatic) and the M3 (active infrared scope system) are not covered in this Guide. In 1941, the Ordnance Department requested that US firearm companies and designers compete to develope a smaller and handier weapon for service troops such as truck drivers, medics, and paratroopers. The new .30 M1 cartridge was designed for an effective range of 300 yards using a round-nose 110 grain buller. Most agree that the effective combat range is about 200 yards.

    Although Winchester was awarded the initial contract in September 1941, the Inland Divison of General Motors turned out to be the largest producer of M1 Carbines. A total of over 6 million M1 Carbines were produced by several contractors such as IBM, Underwood Typewritter Company, and the Rock-Ola Jukebox Company. The most rare are the Irwin-Peterson models with just over 4,000 produced.

    At first glance, the M1 Carbine appears to be smaller version of the US M1 Garand rifle. The M1 Carbine has a different gas system, trigger mechanism design, and is fed by a detachable magazine....
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