There is one big barrier in collecting World War II era firearms -- the price tag. But high quality .22 replicas have made stocking your gun safe with the finest guns of the Allies and Axis accessible.
A stealth plan by the Obama administration to classify hundreds of thousands of workhorse rifles used by the U.S. military and public alike as dangerous has prompted a grass-roots campaign to save the weapons, and a key U.S. senator has lent his voice to the effort.
There are two schools of thought on the M-1 Carbine. Neither involves lots of work on the gun. While the Carbine been denigrated for lack of stopping power, inaccuracy, and an anthropomorphic lack of small round things, it has a lot going for it and, yes, it can even be improved.
The M-1 Carbine Paratrooper Model is back. This .30 caliber rifle with a walnut stock and folding buttstock is as true a reproduction of the original as can be made.