D M Carbine

In 1940, the U.S. Ordinance Department decided to develop a light carbine to replace the .45 caliber Model 1911A1 pistol for combat situations. A number of private manufacturers submitted samples for test.

The Winchester version was officially adopted in 1941 as the .30 M1 carbine. The cartridge itself is a modification of the .32 Winchester Self-Loading cartridge. As far as producing a more accurate and powerful lightweight sidearm is concerned, the U.S. Army's effort was successful. However, the .30 Carbine cannot be considered suitable for sporting purposes on any animals other than small game or varmints at close ranges.

Since 1963 the government has periodically released thousands of .30 carbines for sale at moderate prices. Additionally, a number of firearms manufacturers have produced civilian versions of the M1 carbine. It is probably used more for plinking and informal target shooting that any other activity.

The .30 M1 carbine is a semi-automatic weapon that is well suited to the use of cast projectiles.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the M1 carbine is 40,000 C.U.P.

.SD M1 CARBINE

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

1.290"

Barrel Length

20"

Trim Length

1.280"

Primer

CCI 400

OAL Max

1.680"

Case

REM

OAL Min

1.625"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

125 (L) RN

No.9

9.9

1557

No.9

11.0

1769

36,400

1.705" * LY311410

5744

12.1

1506

5744

13.5

1711

39,000

168D

13.5

1545

168D

15.0

1756

33,600

SPR 100 Plinker

No.9

12.0

1773

No.9

13.3

2015

39,000

1.675"

5744

13.5

1624

5744

15.0

1846

35,300

168D

15.3

1621

168D

17.0

1842

24,200

Compressed

SPR 110 FMJ

No.9

11.3

1666

No.9

12.6

1893

39,800

1.670"

5744

13.0

1572

5744

14.5

1787

38,500

168D

14.4

1553

168D

16.0

1765

26,800

Compressed

*

Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

252

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