Are Plainfield M1 carbines any good?
Plainfield carbines are commercial copies. They are regarded as one of the best commercial copies. They are very reliable. While they are not rare, they don’t come up for sale all that often because owners seldom want to part with a good shooter.
What companies made M1 carbines?
M1 Carbine Production
|Inland Manufacturing Division, G.M.C……||2,632,097||43.0%|
|Winchester Repeating Arms Co…………….||828,059||13.5%|
|Saginaw Steering Gear Div., G.M.C………..||517,212||8.5%|
|National Postal Meter Co………………..||413,017||6.8%|
How many M1 carbines did Rockola make?
Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company -Approximately 228,500 total Carbines were made by Rock-Ola: About 3.7% of M1 Carbines made.
What should I look for in a M1 Carbine?
Without going into endless detail, here are some of the main things to look out for, between early and late production M1 carbines.
- The Rear Sights.
- The Barrel Band.
- The stock.
- The Handguard.
- The Bolt.
- The Safety.
- The Sling.
How much is a rock-Ola M1 carbine worth?
USED ROCKOLA US M1 CARBINE PRICE
PRICE: $1,525.00 MANUFACTURER: Other Manufacturer SOLD: 9 months ago UPC: LOCATION: Remlap, AL 35133 SKU: Walton 1293-8 #8 CALIBER: .30 Carbine MANF. PART #: CAPACITY: BARREL LENGTH:
What is the best M1 carbine manufacturer?
Original, “as built” condition Rock-Ola’s and Saginaw/Irwin Peterson tend to be the highest valued basic M1 Carbines. The much rarer UN-Quality and virtually non existent Commercial Contols M1 Carbines tend to be auction pieces where just about anything is possible.
Is a M1 Carbine considered an assault rifle?
Assault rifles by military definition are selective fire rifles firing an intermediate cartridge. Neither M1 Carbine, or AR-15 are assault rifles since neither have full auto capability. An M 16, or M 4 is an assault rifle.
What is the most sought after M1 Carbine?
Where was Plainfield Machine Company M1 carbines made?
Post WWII Commercially Manufactured M1 Carbines (U.S.A.) PLAINFIELD MACHINE CO., INC. Middlesex, New Jersey The Plainfield Machine Co. Carbines are presented in four different sections, each consisting of one or more pages. Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V History of Plainfield Machine Co. 1951-1978 Serial Numbers Dates of Manufacture
When did Plainfield Ordnance stop making carbines?
The Plainfield Ordnance name was soon dropped and not re-instituted until the 1970’s with the introduction of their small semi-auto pistol line (see below). The carbines continued production using the name of Plainfield Machine Company.
What kind of markings did Plainfield Machine Company use?
The markings initially used by Plainfield Machine Company (PMC) were a continuation of those used on the carbines with the H&S markings and the last carbines used by Millville Ordnance.
What was the first Plainfield 30 caliber carbine made?
Plainfield’s First .30 Caliber M1 Carbines The highest serial number observed on an H&S carbine so far has been A615. The lowest serial number observed on a PMC .30 caliber carbine so far has been A711. About four years later Plainfield produced carbines in caliber 5.7 Johnson using an A prefix serial number.