Who loves the M-1 Carbine? Everyone. And for lots of different reasons.
Now, The M-1 Carbine Paratrooper Model is back. The Auto-Ordinance division of Kahr Arms began production of a M-1 Carbine replica in 2005 and thanks to consumer demand has worked diligently to recreate the Paratrooper Model. It is now ready for the public.
This .30 caliber rifle with a walnut stock and folding buttstock is as true a reproduction of the original as can be made.
With an overall open length of 35-3/4 inches and an 18-inch barrel, the AOM150 folds down to 25 ¾ inches. It comes equipped with a blade front sight and flip-style rear sight. The AOM150 weighs in at only 5 pounds, 6 ounces and retails for $965. Guns are shipping now.
And right, they may not be the perfect man-stopper and the folding stock means they won't be tack-drivers, but they are fun to shoot and reflect a piece of American history that should not be forgotten.
More than 5 million M-1 Carbines were made during WWII and the gun is still very popular with shooters and collectors, but prices for original model paratrooper guns have skyrocketed.
The AOM150 will fill that niche for collectors who love to shoot the little rifle and shooters who want to add an interesting piece of American history to their collections.