In World War II, airborne soldiers needed a rifle as reliable as the ground troops, but with a bit less size and a bit more maneuverability. The answer to this problem was the M1A1 Carbine, which was a modified variant of the highly successful M1 carbine. This M1A1 1944 US Folding Stock Carbine with Sling is a replica of that weapon, and is essentially an impromptu paratrooper model of the highly celebrated and effective M1 Carbine. Like its full-sized counterpart, this rifle and its variations saw use from WWII all the way to Vietnam era wars, when it was gradually phased out in favor of the more modern M16 and the M16A1. This airman rifle differs from its cousin in that it features a folding stock, which cuts nearly ten inches off of its length, while still offering solid firepower and reliability. Plus, the potential for a folding stock offers the same steady aim and potential, whenever you need it. This replica recreates the look of this rifle in accurate detail, from the rich wood frame to the darkened metal hardware. It features, like the original, an actual fold-out stock that can be folded up along the frame when not in use, or folded out for when you need to shoulder the rifle and shoot like a pro. It features a working trigger, as well as a removable clip, which only adds to its impressive realism. This model is patterned after the 1944 M1 carbine, which differed from the 1941 model in that it featured a fully automatic fire setting. This replica also features a shoulder sling in military green cloth, making it easy to carry, too. This rifle is crafted from quality materials, and being a replica, it cannot be made to fire live shells, making it a perfectly safe reproduction to use as a display piece or prop weapon. This M1A1 1944 US Folding Stock Carbine with Sling is a bit of real history, straight to you in your home, which allows you to carry, shoulder, and enjoy the same rifle that airman and soldiers favored when they fought overseas in the second of the two wars that consumed the whole world.
- A Detailed Replica of the Paratroopers M1A1 Carbine
- Modeled After the 1944 Rifle Version
- Possesses an Incredibly Realistic Look and Feel
- Has an Ejecting Magazine and a Rotating, Folding Stock
- Also Includes a Handy Green Shoulder Strap
- A Non-Firing Replica Rifle
- A Great Collectible, Display Piece, Prop Weapon, or Gift Idea
- Made from a Zinc Alloy
- Features a Stunning Wood Frame
- Overall Length: 25 Inches
- Overall Weight: 5 lbs.