Craig Riesch. 212 pages. 5½" x 8½". Softbound. Over 150 photographs. Well-written, complete history of the M1 Carbine’s development, manufacture and use during World War II, as well as through the Korean War and the war in Vietnam. This latest edition includes never before released serial numbers and subcontractor identification marks, plus additional information on factory repaired or rebuilt stocks. Compiles over twenty years of surveys and research to provide the absolute authoritative work on the M1 Carbine. Lists the manufacturer’s and subcontractor’s codes by serial number range to allow the identification of every major and most minor parts and make it possible to determine the authenticity of any M1 Carbine. All variations of the M1 Carbine are discussed – M1, M1A1, and M2, including folding stock paratrooper carbines. Straightforward, step-by-step instructions with detailed photographs provide easy-to-follow disassembly and assembly procedures.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:68, Page:366