M1 carbine

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by zkovach, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    I aquired an imported m1 carbine that i wanted to use for general plinking. I found a scope mount that doesnt change the gun in any way, so its value is kept. Check it out.
     

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  2. Tom

    Tom Member

    203
    Nov 18, 2004
    Maryland
    I have an M-1 Carbine and I found I had a SIG mini red dot I wasn't using, so I got the Ultamak mount for my carbine that clamps to the barrel, replacing the upper handguard and mounted the red dot. It works very well. Enclosed is a photo from the ULTAMAK website. The MicroT1 looks identical to the SIG sight. I am very pleased with how mine shoots with it.
     

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  3. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    did u have that parkerised or blued?
     
  4. big steve

    big steve New Member

    622
    Aug 8, 2009
    that is extremely cool
     
  5. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    That is nice. Let us know how you like it after you pump a few at the range...
     
  6. Tom

    Tom Member

    203
    Nov 18, 2004
    Maryland
    Here is a photo of mine with the SIG red dot. Mine works very well and helps maximize the accuracy from my carbine.
     

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  7. TG-

    TG- New Member

    18
    May 5, 2010
    Wildwood, Missouri
    I have shot my Grandpa's M1 carbine that he got from his tour in Korea. It still has all original parts. Awesome, awesome gun. Its got one hell of a kick though.
     
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I don't intend to offend anyone, but I just can't see taking a classic firearm like the M1 Carbine and putting optics on them. It just seems like blasphemy to me. Call me old fashioned, but I'm sorry!
     
  9. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    You sure it's a carbine and not a Garand? If it's a carbine with that much kick, then something is wrong with the gun or some hot hot ammo.

    or maybe an M14?
     
  10. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    you're old fashioned ! :D:D
    I don't think the putting optics on them is any different than what happened to alot of military rifles after the war and even today; many of them are sporterized. If it is a pristine example and a collectible rifle in it's military configuration, then I'd be hesitant to do any permanent mods, but there are thousands(x100) carbines out there, may as well personalize one and make it your own.

    Would make me cringe more to start cutting barrels and rechambering if anything. For comparisons sake I would like to shoot a carbine with optics and see what it's capable of.
     
  11. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    at the risk of also sounding old fashioned too ( and i already know i am ) optics on a carbine ? these things were made for short distance shooting and as is one very acurate rifle as long as you understand its' limitations. optics on a carbine is like installing a bomb site on a cessna.
     
  12. TG-

    TG- New Member

    18
    May 5, 2010
    Wildwood, Missouri
    I'm positive that it was a carbine. It probably felt like it had so much recoil because it was the first gun higher than a .22 I had shot. That and I was only 14. But your right, If I went back and tried it now I doubt it would be as bad I remember.
     
  13. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    I can certainly see that if you were 14 and didn't have the stock firmly in the shoulder, you could get a decent pop from recoil. I also learned that lesson pretty early on with my 20ga, only happened once ! :D

    The Garands are still rough on the shoulder after 25-30 rounds even now. I gotta lot of respect for those guys that had to shoulder them daily during wartime.
     
  14. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Wish there were a good way to put optics on my garand...
     
  15. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Blasphemy, pure blasphemy!:D:D:p
     
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