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 MIL-SPEC M1 carbine 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 MIL-SPEC M1 carbine magazine is a detachable box magazine that boasts a design that is shared with the original military 15-round M1 carbine magazine. As such, these MIL-SPEC magazines are ensured to fit and function reliably in your MIL-SPEC M1 carbine. The body of the magazine, which is designed to hold and feed 15 rounds of .30 Carbine ammunition to your M1 carbine, is constructed from hardened steel and boasts a black Teflon®-based finish for enhanced protection against rust and corrosion. Additionally, both the spring and the follower are constructed from steel and are precision manufactured to provide for reliable feeds on a consistent basis.
|Gun Model||M1 Carbine, M2 Carbine|
|Restrictions||No Sales To Restricted States|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
Bought two. Arrived in new condition. Shipped quickly. So far they work fine.
Great looking mags I ordered a few 15 and a few 30 rounders. All of them had the springs on backwards casing follower tilt. I was a little bit disappointed but I tested the before firing so crisis averted. All in all I would definitely buy more.
I bought 4 of these, and at first they had feed issues. I figured out they had the springs in backward. I flipped the springs around, and they have been flawless. Check any mags you have by pressing down on the rear of the follower. The whole follower should go straight down. If it tilts any at all, the spring is probably in backward. Mag springs should always be installed with the highest end under the rear of the follower. If the factory could get the springs in the right way, 5 stars all the way across. It is an easy enough fix, though.
The build quality on these magazines are very good. The mag springs on two of the three that I ordered were extremely light, but due to other reviews I knew this going in.
For the price of three of these mags, plus a three pack of Wolff Xtra power mag springs, you get some top quality magazines at a heck of a price!
I was really surprised. This mag was a last ditch attempt to fix Universal feeding problems, if it didn't work - I would dump the carbine. But it works! Only one mag-full is actually fired, multiple dry-fed - no single hiccup. Unbelievable. After all the struggles with multiple manufacturers mags...
Brand new, looks good, have yet to function test however I have no doubt it will work flawlessly.
I have been disappointed in the quality and function of non-GI M1 Carbine magazines in the past. Decided to try a few of the Keep Shooting mags and have now re-ordered. Excellent quality...will be buying more...
These magazines have made shooting both of my 30 Carbines such a pleasure, I almost forget how much the ammo costs.
Magazines are close to 1/3rd the price of USGI. I deburr my mags and very lightly oil the springs. I bought two, they load 15 and feed 15. With after market mags, I dremel follower hump with diamond wheel to make them last shot hold open. Good job KeepShooting, I use them in my Inland USGI, AND Universal repro.
I bought a 10 pack of "extra power" springs from Wolff, installed them on both original equipment mags from AO and KS. This solved the problem of not feeding the last two rounds as described earlier. Thus, I have just ordered three more of the 15 rd mags and also one more of the 30 rd mags because it is good out of the box. Only suggestion would be for Keep Shooting to upgrade the spring in the 15 rd mag as many customers complained .
This is the one I've been looking for since purchasing my 30 Carbine early in the year from a sporting-goods store. Received it today and couldn't wait to get out and try it. Absolutely no feeding problems, and it didn't seem to matter what brand of ammo I used. Thanks Keep Shooting.
Springs in backwards, reversed to correct position. springs on the 5 mags were of different lengths, all stretched longer to same length to function. Stoned the feed lips and follower sides. After dismal start all functioning. Springs seem poorly made. Mag body well made. Will probably buy more.
In my AO replica, I had the same results as Michael, posred 8/2/2016. The 15 rd mags worked fine until the last 2 rds--bolt was riding over them and not engaging. 30 rd mag was perfect. One of the 3 fifteen rd mags follower was riding low and solved that by reversing the spring--still wouldn't get those last 2 rds. FYI, KEEP SHOOTING mgs are far better than AO oem mags (they wouldn't lock in mag well. The KS mags will lock in if you depress the mag release button when inserting them. Over all, have never been pleased w/ my AO. Guess I'll have to look for some replacement 15 rd springs and get some more of the 30 rd mag from KS.
Body, floor-plate, follower alloy and construction seem better than all USGI mags I own, mag catch lugs are EXACTLY in the right spot and strong. Did not like the springs and replaced them with USGI NOS, loaded them up and went to the range. All (4) work great.
I own two of these and two 30 round mags. The 30 rounders work flawlessly. These 15 rounders work fantastic until the last round. The last round wouldn't feed even when hand cycled. I swapped the springs for surplus GI springs and they both run great now. The quality of the metal is excellent and they drop free which is a plus. Keepshooting, if you put a stronger spring in these mags, they'll be top notch.
So far, I have 5 of these mags, they work pretty well besides the initial hiccups. Two of them had a failure to feed on round 6 and 8 in the first 5 or so loadings, after that, they've run flawlessly. I'm holding off on 5 stars because half stars aren't allowed and they didn't function perfectly initially.
After trying several after market magazines, I found this one from KeepShooting, and at several dollars less. Took it to the range and had zero failure to feeds, which had been a recurring problem with the other manufacturer's magazines. I will purchase this one again! Wish you guys had the 30-round M1 mag in stock...
They look and work great. For some reason the last round won't feed. I picked up three of the 30 round mags when I ordered the 15 round mag and the 30 round mags will feed all 30. All in all I am still very happy with them and will order more and would recommend them to my friends.
I was really skeptical of all the 5 star reviews. I read other places that bad reviews are removed from the site. I order 4-15 round M1 Carbine mags anyway. I took the to the range and they performed flawlessly. They fit perfect, unlike the Korean mags that are tight an d have to be pulled out of the rifle. I haven't tried the 30 round ones as the 2 I have from the 1960's need a forward pressure on the mag bottom to cycle. When I get some extra money of a great sale comes about, I'll give them a try. Believe the reviews and give these a try. You won't be disappointed and you won't have to pay 2-3 times as much for USGI mags that have been laying around for 60-70 years rusting. They might be better quality, but you can get 3 for the price of 1 and they are brand new, not rusted.
These 15 round magazines are great ! Well made and by a company you can trust. They stand behind their products too. I originally bought 2 magazines and after running them through my tests , I bought 3 more. I plan to buy more later on. This product is one you can tell your shooting buddies about and not have to worry about getting a boot in your backside!
I bought 4 of these and can report they work flawlessly in my IBM-AO and Inland carbines.
The 15 rd M1 Carbine mags have a black planted finish rather then blued, that could be a good thing in the long run I don't know yet. No markings at all, looks like the same make as the Korean 30 rounders(which run great) but if they are who cares. For the money they are great. So far they function we'll, will but a couple more.
Brand new classic mags to fill those original stock pouches or load up that bandoleer.
I picked up a couple of these back when the 30 rnd mags were impossible to find as a fill in and love them
For shooting the M1 Carbine they have the advantage of not sticking as far out the bottom and work perfectly
The nce finish on them makes them look nice in your gun as well
Great value for your M1 Carbine
Got a couple of these and a one of KS's repop pouch's, so my originals could retire. Very pleased.
Performed perfectly in my Winchester WWII Carbine. They fit like military 15 round mags and feed better. Incredible value!
These work just as well as the WW2 surplus magazines. The only difference you’ll notice is no maker’s mark on the back and these cost less.
Great Mags at a good price! Only wish the 30rnd mags were available as well!
I was unsure if these would work well with the reproduction M1's but they seem to lock in tight and feed well.
excellent product works as expected, and no price gouging
These function flawless and the title say's the rest!
Just got these mags in and they look great!. Can't believe the quality for the price. These are unbeatable. Can't want to get notified that the 30-round mags are back in stock. I'll be buying those as well
The M1 carbine mags are the best I have used excellent quality reliable feeding you can't go wrong.
This 15 round mag seats and feeds better in my AOM160 than the factory 15 round mag that came new with my rifle. I have purchased a least a half dozen Keepshooting.com brand mags with this teflon finish and they all seat and feed very well. The only negative to these mags is that the finish scrapes up easily but for the money you really cant beat them.
I purchased these to use in my Inland WWII carbine. There was absolutely no problem in loading, locking nor running including rapid fire. I see no difference between these mags and my beat up WWII mags.
Performed Flawlessly in my Mil Spec Universal (pre 68' manufacture) So happy to get some mags that actually work like they should so I can keep on shooting. Will be getting some more of these soon.
These are easy to load & run flawlessly in an IBM carbine and in an Iver Johnson, Works both semi and full auto.
I bought six of these for my Auto Ordnance carbine, wrung them out with three fills each and have experienced zero failures to feed with them. Their quality is definitely better than the Korean versions and, if you compare them side-by-side, these from Keep Shooting feel more solidly-made and stronger. Really great quality.
love these mags, fit nice and snug and feed reliably, definitely recommend to anyone with a M1 carbine
These fit very well and feed reliably. The price is right and did I mention they feed reliably? To me, that's the key, and even my finicky Inland likes them. I highly recommend these to anyone.
These are a better made mag than the Korean ones and for not a lot more money. It's nice that the best quality product is also American made. The floorplate design is more rigid than the ROK copies and will make for a longer lasting product.
I have been collecting M1 Carbines for nearly 30 years in addition to being the founder of the M1 Collectors Club.
I have tried multiple aftermarket mags. These mags include some from major manufactures and the recent imports from Korea.
The brown paper wrapped Korean mags have had issues with lock up and function/failure associated with feeding.
The mags that I have purchased from Keepshooting are top notch and function without fail in multiple carbines.
The only mag that is equal or better is the USGI mags.
I love this magazine. It fits perfectly in all my Carbines and its so slick to load. I will buy more shortly for my father's birthday that is coming up.