c1943 World War II QUALITY HARDWARE US M1 Carbine .30 Chicago, Illinois C&R
SCARCE CARBINE Equipped with a “Inland” Barrel
Here we present a C&R Quality Hardware U.S. M1 Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifle, manufactured in 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. This .30 caliber semi-automatic rifle was first used by the United States Armed Forces on October 22, 1941. Of the 6,110,730 carbines made of all types built during the war, Quality Hardware manufactured 359,666, or about 5.9% of the total between 1943 and 1944. Quality Hardware M1 carbines are one of the scarcer contractor carbines made. Despite having similar name and appearance, the M1 Carbine is not a carbine version of the M1 Garand rifle. They are different firearms and use different ammunition.
The M1 carbine was also one of the most cost-effective weapons used by the United States military during World War II. At the beginning of World War II, the average production cost for an M1 carbine was approximately $45, about half the cost of an M1 rifle at approximately $85 and about a fifth of the cost of a Thompson submachine gun at approximately $225. The .30 Caliber carbine ammunition was also far cheaper to produce than the standard .30-06 ammunition; used fewer resources, was smaller, lighter, faster and easier to make. These were major factors in the United States military decision to adopt the M1 carbine, especially when considering the large numbers of weapons and ammunition manufactured and transported by the United States during World War II.
The overall condition is very good. Original finish. The action is excellent. The bore is fine: bright with nice rifling. The stock is solid. Number on the stock and receiver match. Import marked under the barrel.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 18 inches.
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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