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Welcome to! If you are like me, owning an M1 Carbine goes a lot deeper than just owning a firearm. It is about owning and collecting a piece of history. Because of that, a small group of dedicated collectors have built this site. Carbine We have compiled all the data on components and Carbines from various sources into a relational database. We have tried to make the data available as accurate as possible. Given the absence of complete records of manufacture and sheer number of sources of data available, I guarantee you that We have made some mistakes. Please inform us of any information that you think is incorrect or missing and we will do our best to confirm and correct or add the information. On this site, you will be able to do the following:

  • Find your M1 Carbine’s date of manufacture
  • Find listing of components based on manufacturer, component group or individual component
  • Generate a build list of your M1 Carbine by entering manufacturer and serial number
  • Find general knowledge related to care, maintenance and inspection of your M1 Carbine
  • Export data to spreadsheets or CSV’s for your reference
  • Submit your M1 Carbine to the Master List
  • List an M1 Carbine you are searching for

The M1 Carbine is something that will consume you in the collecting of military surplus weapons and ignites a passion in collecting and restoring them. No collection is complete without an M1 Carbine. There are many ways to acquire an M1 Carbine, but the undisputed home of the M1 Carbine is the CMP or The Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP is a federally chartered 501C/3 corporation that "places its highest priority Carbine on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills." The CMP Forums are a great place to ask questions and discover people like yourself that are passionate about the carbine. Over the past 65 years, most M1 Carbines have been arsenal rebuilt, refinished, re-barreled or repaired at least once and often several times. Most will show signs of service (often considerable) and replacement of various parts. They are seldom encountered with all original parts and original finish as delivered from the manufacturer. Such "original" Carbines, even in well-used condition, are highly prized by collectors.

The purposes of is to exchange information and expand your knowledge of the U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1, better known as the M1 Carbine. This site’s main goals, like those of the GCA, CMP and many others, are to preserve and publicize the history of the M1 Carbine, encourage new collectors, assist individuals in their collecting and to encourage competitive and recreational safe shooting of the Carbine. The information contained in this website has been compiled from many sources. If you find any erroneous information, or information that should be removed because of copyright, please contact me.

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