American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) Technical Manual & Armorer's Course Video "M1/M2 Carbines" DVD

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American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) Technical Manual & Armorer's Course Video "M1/M2 C...
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Product Overview

The M1/M2 Carbine course is designed to explain, and shows in detail, the differences and similarities between the M1 (semi auto) and the M2 (selective or full auto fire) versions of the gun. A complete breakdown of the gun is performed, showing the proper use of several special tools. Step-by-step function of the M1 is demonstrated along with a clear explanation of how the trigger mechanism works. The course is taught by Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap. Dunlap is a renowned expert on firearms. He has been a warranty station for most manufacturers, both large and small. Along with the function of the firearm, Dunlap discussed the history of this firearm and why it was so popular with the United States Military.


  • The story of the M1 and M2 Carbines
  • Complete breakdown of the platform
  • 120 minutes of material

Course Material Includes:


  • Brief history of the firearms designer, Carbine Williams
  • Similarities to the M1 Garand are discussed
  • U.S. military usage and history
  • Learn about the various models and variations of this weapon
  • Over 7 million manufactured
  • This firearm is still being manufactured by several different companies
  • Intended use for as an alternative for the larger M1 Garand and smaller .45 caliber 1911 pistol

Design & Function

  • Learn how the gun operates and understand the firing sequence
  • The gas system and its operation is thoroughly explained and demonstrated
  • Clearly see how the piston in the gas system functions
  • Extreme close ups of the cam that rotates the bolt are shown and its function explained
  • See how the action spring works and how the hammer is cocked
  • Safety features are thoroughly explained and shown
  • Extractor and ejector identified and their function explained
  • Clear views of the sear and fire control system
  • See how the magazine and catch operates
  • Be able to understand the similarities and differences in the semi and full auto versions of this weapon
  • How the trip lever and sear functions in full auto
  • Understand how the position of the magazine lips affect the feeding of the cartridges into the chamber
  • Learn how the harmonics of the gun affect the cycling in full auto mode


  • How to field strip the gun for cleaning and maintenance
  • Learn how to completely disassemble the M1 and M2 carbine
  • Close up of various parts and their function are further discussed
  • How to take out the extractor and ejector without launching parts into orbit
  • See how the firing pin is retained in the bolt
  • Understand why the rear sight is only taken out when you have to, as it can easily be damaged
  • Learn about the two and three pronged piston nuts and the special military tool that is used to take the nut off
  • The correct sequence and techniques for taking apart the trigger housing are shown and explained
  • Caution is given when taking out the magazine catch and safety so that you will not lose parts, or have to chase them

Cleaning & Lubrication

  • AGI cleaning & lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use
  • The parts that get the dirtiest are identified
  • How to clean the bore is explained
  • After cleaning, dry with air gun, or in the oven on Warm ~185-200 degrees (metal parts ONLY)
  • Bob discusses what he uses for lubrication and why it works the best

Reassembly & Troubleshooting

  • The correct order of parts for reassembly is given so that no parts are left over
  • Which tools are used for an easy reassembly of the gun
  • Bob discusses which parts wear quickest and specifies certain areas to examine closely
  • How to test the extractor with a cartridge to make sure it has a slightly positive angle
  • Correct position of the trigger spring is shown as well as a special tool that is used to get it in place
  • The correct relationship between the hammer and sear is explained to prevent hammer follow down and to ensure safe operation
  • The importance of good bedding in the stock for the recoil lug is discussed
  • Final assembly


  • Plastic stocks are shown and discussed
  • Various hand guards are shown
  • Recoil pads and flash hiders that are available
  • High capacity magazines


Made In United States of America


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