Go Back   CMP Forums > CMP Sales > M1 Carbine
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 05-17-2018, 12:29 PM
GM1MAN GM1MAN is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: South & North
Posts: 1,255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by meplat View Post
So the guy with the backwards stock pouch says.

I know that I thought the same thing, but then I remembered that I believe he is left handed. Maybe that is why?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-17-2018, 11:12 PM
Moammo6 Moammo6 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Space Coast Florida
Posts: 195
Default

I own a couple of carbines, and also carried them as an infantryman in the post-armistice Korean DMZ and in VNam. Fired them a lot and never had reliability issues. As for the mags, I think we should remember that the carbine was not intended as a "battle rifle," but as a defensive weapon. No need to over-design for the mission. I doubt many M1911 or M1 carbine mags were worn out except when the carbine was inappropriately issued as a battle rifle. Also, even IF, so what...Unlike Enfield No 4 and 5 mags which were semi-permanent SNd items, US mags have always been "expendables" in Army lengo. Get some ammo, get some mags. Just my experience.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-18-2018, 12:31 AM
bandhunter31 bandhunter31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moammo6 View Post
I own a couple of carbines, and also carried them as an infantryman in the post-armistice Korean DMZ and in VNam. Fired them a lot and never had reliability issues. As for the mags, I think we should remember that the carbine was not intended as a "battle rifle," but as a defensive weapon. No need to over-design for the mission. I doubt many M1911 or M1 carbine mags were worn out except when the carbine was inappropriately issued as a battle rifle. Also, even IF, so what...Unlike Enfield No 4 and 5 mags which were semi-permanent SNd items, US mags have always been "expendables" in Army lengo. Get some ammo, get some mags. Just my experience.
i think the point hes making is that most reliability issues with Carbines are due to the magazines.........I have always read that the little gun itself was very reliable but i could be wrong........and your point about u.s. mags being expendable is correct in my experience but "expendable" is a tricky term.......there is a difference between being expendable due to wearing out/reliability issues (which is why hes saying WWII combat soldiers switched mags out regularly) and expendable meaning the soldier isn't responsible if their lost or damaged (like current M4 and M16 Mags are)........intentionally expendable vs unintentionally expendable........i have not heard of any reports of current combat soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan regularly changing out mags for reliability sake........

I also think its a myth that u.s. war planners did not expect the carbine to be used as a front line weapon or defensive only weapon as you say........it was never intended to "replace" the Garand but considering they were standard issue to infantry and airborne troops (depending on MOS) i think the expectation was it would see heavy combat........i agree however that many more soldiers "acquired" the Carbine and it was pressed into service as a battle rifle more than U.S. planners expected........
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-20-2018, 08:45 PM
M1 sniper M1 sniper is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 443
Default Forgotten weapons with K.Hackathorn about his thoughts on the carbine

It's a pretty recent video on YouTube that's pretty good. He and Ian go over their thoughts on reliability and how they were used in the military as well as civilians.

Just had thought I'd share.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.