21 June 2016


Willard's fully accessorized M1 Carbine.


  1. Suddenly it's 1944!

    1. Not with that rear sight and bayonet lug on a 1942 made gun. Those are decidedly post-war in implementation.

    2. May 44 is when they decided it should have a bayonet and standardize on the designs shown above. With the end of the war nigh, it's unlikely that many were made that way.

      July 45 is when the order to begin retrofitting existing carbines was issued, with conversions to be completed not later than 01Jan46. This makes a lugged carbine more of a Korean War thing than WW2.

      His stock has M2 cuts as well.

      Willard's gun has RRAD markings from that timeframe.


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