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M1 Carbine

The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm in the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War, and was produced in several variants.

What do you know about the M1 Carbine? Charge with this World War II History Made Easy Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE1) For many specialist soldiers serving in the rapidly evolving modern U.S. Army just prior to World War II, the full-size infantry rifle as an individual weapon had proved unworkable. U.S. Army Ordnance decided that a new weapon was needed for these other roles but determined that a weapon for non-combat soldiers should add no more than five pounds to their existing equipment load. The requirement for the new firearm called for a defensive weapon with an effective range of 300 yards, much lighter and handier than the rifle, with greater range, firepower, and accuracy than the pistol, while weighing half as much as the submachine gun.

  • True or False?

2) When was the standardization of the M1 Carbine approved?

  • October 22, 1939
  • October 22, 1940
  • October 22, 1941
  • October 22, 1942

3) The M1 carbine and its reduced-power .30 cartridge was never intended to serve as a primary weapon for combat infantrymen, nor was it comparable to more powerful assault rifles developed late in the war. Nevertheless, the carbine was soon widely issued to infantry officers, and the American paratroopers NCOs, ammunition bearers, forward artillery observers, and other frontline troops.

  • True or False?

4) The M1 carbine's bolt mechanism is similar to the M1 rifle, though the carbine has a different gas system and trigger mechanism design. The gas system is a lightweight tappet-and-slide gas system. What is the initial size of the rifle's magazine?

  • 5 round magazine
  • 10 round magazine
  • 15 round magazine
  • 30 round magazine

5) From the M1 carbine's 18 inch barrel, what is the .30 Carbine cartridge muzzle velocity?

  • 900 ft/s
  • 1,600 ft/s
  • 1,970 ft/s
  • 2,800 ft/s

6) Most authorities list the effective combat range of the M1 carbine at around 200 yards. What is the effective combat range of the AK-47?

  • 210-250 yards
  • 230-270 yards
  • 250-300 yards
  • 275-325 yards

7) The military issued field conversion kits (T17 and T18) to convert an M1 to an M2. (Legally a carbine marked M2 is always a machinegun for national firearms registry purposes.)

  • True or False?

8) Inland Division, General Motors produced 2,632,097 M1A1 Carbines. What was the Receiver marking?

  • I.B.M. CORP.

9) Who is holding an M1 carbine during her infamous bank robbery attempt?

  • Robin Miller
  • Patty Hearst
  • Marge Chapman
  • Mildred Hill

10) A variant was produced shortly after WWII by the Japanese manufacturer Howa Machinery, under U.S. supervision. These were issued to all branches of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and large numbers of them found their way to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

  • True or False?


M1 Carbine (Answers)

  1. True
  2. October 22, 1941
  3. True
  4. 15 round magazine
  5. 1,970 ft/s
  6. 250-300 yards
  7. True
  9. Patty Hearst
  10. True

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