M1 Carbine 30-Round Magazine

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- SKU: IMP-0005

With the astonishing assortment of M1 carbine magazines that now litter the market, you may not have known that the original M1 carbine magazine was a 15-round magazine. The capacious 30-round magazines that remain popular today did not appear on the scene until the select-fire M2 carbine was introduced in 1944. Wait a second – M2 carbine? You heard right.

The M2 carbine was a variant of the M1 carbine that featured a fire control group that provided select-fire capabilities, a feature that was originally intended for the M1 carbine. Aside from the fire control group, the rifles were nearly identical save a few minor differences. Oh, and of course the 30-round magazines that went with M2 carbines. Luckily, those 30-round magazines work in MIL-SPEC M1 carbines as well, provided they are designed properly.

Keepshooting.com now manufactures and distributes M1 carbine 30-round magazines. These magazines, which share a design with the original military M2 carbine magazine, are designed to hold and feed 30 rounds of .30 Carbine ammunition to your rifle. Guaranteed to fit and function in any MIL-SPEC M1 carbine or M2 carbine, these brand new magazines are a must-have accessory for any M1 carbine enthusiast.


M1 Carbine 30rd Magazine

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Ordinarily, I would advise firearm owners to seek out original, factory-produced magazines for their firearms rather than purchasing aftermarket magazines. Generally speaking, it is beneficial to seek out these original, factory-produced magazines as they are manufactured by the same company and to the exact same specifications and tolerances as those that ship with the firearms for which they are designed. Additionally, they are manufactured using the same materials, a provision which ensures both proper fit and function in your firearm. However, finding original factory-produced magazines for surplus firearms like the M1 carbine can sometimes prove both difficult and expensive. But when the alternative is a Keepshooting.com brand magazine, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Each Keepshooting.com magazine, including our M1 carbine 30-round magazine, begins with a guarantee. Our goal prior to production is the manufacture of a magazine that is not only 100 percent functional, but also 100 percent reliable – something that took nearly two years with this particular magazine. As such, we guarantee the function and reliability of all of our house-brand magazines 100 percent. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the performance of your magazine, it can be returned for a refund of the purchase price provided it is free from modification, damage and visible signs of usage or wear.

How can we offer such a guarantee? Prior to release, a random sampling of every magazine we carry is rigorously field tested to ensure proper fitting, feeding and ejection. Not to mention, our magazines are manufactured using quality materials alongside modern manufacturing methods. If this sounds expensive, that is because it is. But due to the number of magazines we have made, our prices are driven down and in turn passed on to you.

As noted, the M1 carbine 30-round magazine is a detachable box magazine that boasts a design that is shared with the original military M2 carbine 30-round magazine. As such, these magazines are guaranteed to fit and function reliably in your MIL-SPEC M1 carbine or M2 carbine. The body of the magazine, which is designed to hold and feed 30 rounds of .30 Carbine ammunition to your rifle, is constructed from hardened steel that has been fully heat treated.  Additionally, both the spring and the follower are constructed from steel and are precision manufactured to provide for reliable feeds on a consistent basis. The follower is now a "bolt hold open" follower.

Application M1 Carbine, M2 Carbine
Ban Status Post-Ban
Brand KeepShooting.COM Products
Caliber .30 Carbine
Condition Factory New
Construction Steel
Capacity 30rds
Finish Teflon based
Follower Steel
Spring Military Spec
Requirements Military Spec M1 Carbine
Restrictions No Sales To Restricted States
Returns Accepted Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used