M1 Carbine

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The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by paramilitary and police forces around the world, and also became a popular civilian firearm after World War II.

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M1 Carbine Specs

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Technical Data


.30 Carbine





Barrel Length





83 oz

M1 Carbine Features

The M1 Carbine is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .30 Carbine and has a standard magazine capacity of 15 rounds.  It is built with a walnut stock and handguard.  The M1A1 Carbine has a folding wire stock.  The rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation, and the barrel features a bayonet lug.

M1 Carbine Ballistics

.30 Carbine Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

M1 Carbine Capacity

The M1 Carbine is chambered in .30 Carbine and is typically found with its most common 15 round magazine.  5, 10, and 30 round magazines are also widely available and are still being produced today.  The M1 Carbine’s magazines are known to be the weakest point of the gun due to their thin sheet metal construction, so replacing magazines may be common.
Measuring just under 36 inches long with an unloaded weight of 5 pounds, the M1 Carbine is incredibly easy to use in almost any terrain.  Its lack of protruding contours prevents it from catching on gear and vegetation, and maneuvering in tight spaces is relatively easy.

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M1 Carbine Ergonomics

The M1 Carbine is an incredibly light rifle that was designed for handiness.  Its stock drops down quite far to allow for a comfortable cheek weld, and its traditional style stock gives the user a very comfortable and familiar feel.

M1 Carbine Fit & Finish

The M1 Carbine is still in current production, however the ones people want are from WWII and the Korean War, and have all been heavily used.  Though they all still work, they show many signs of wear and damage, especially to the stock.  They have no issue working, however their magazines are a known weak point in the design and need to be replaced regularly.
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How much is a M1 Carbine worth?

In 2024 a new or used M1 Carbine value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a M1 Carbine and most rifles. The Price for a M1 Carbine has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a M1 Carbine Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $1,132.94 $1,481.54 $1,742.99
Excellent $1,045.79 $1,394.39 $1,568.69
Very Good $958.64 $1,394.39 $1,568.69
Good $871.50 $1,307.24 $1,481.54
Fair $610.05 $1,132.94 $1,394.39
Poor $435.75 $871.50 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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