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M1 Carbine

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The M1 Carbine is a lightweight, intermediate cartridge firearm, developed and adopted in 1941, as a supplement to the then standard issue M1 Garand. The M1 Carbine was to take the place of pistols for vehicle drivers, members of crew served weapons (such as artillery, anti-aircraft etc), NCOs, and other secondary roles to the frontline infantryman. Despite its lack of "knockdown" power, it was popular, primarily due to its handiness and light weight and was seen in frontline usage in both the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II. It would remain in production postwar for commercial sales, and these commercial sales would produce many unique variants that have appeared on screen.

Contrary to what movie and TV viewers see, the M1 Carbine did not have a bayonet lug during World War II. There is no photographic evidence of any soldiers carrying or using the M1 Carbine or M1A1 paratrooper Carbine between 1942 and early 1945, with a bayonet lug. The version with the bayonet lug, and the replacement of the "L" peep sight with the adjustable windage rear sight was an undesignated upgrade to the model and was not given a separate model number. This upgrade officially started in late 1944, but were only seen in the field in late 1945, in the very last months of the war. Occupation troops did, however, get this version of the gun. The upgraded version was used extensively during the Korean conflict and into the early years of Vietnam. The M1 carbine could still be found in US National Guard, Army or Air Force reserve unit armories on into the early 1970s, in addition it was a common police weapon from the mid 1950s into the late 1970s. Surplus M1 Carbines were widely exported to US allies, and it remains a popular weapon among Israeli police and in manufacture for commercial sales to this day.

Other rifles based on the M1 Carbine, such as the Howa M300, were also manufactured.


(1941 - Present)

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: .30 Carbine
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • Length: 35.4 in (90 cm)
  • Barrel length: 18 in (45.7 cm)
  • Feed System: 15 or 30-round detachable box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (M1), Semi-Auto/Full-Auto (M2, M3)

The M1 Carbine and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

M1/M1A1 Carbine

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine. Most of the World War II variations of the M1 Carbine were sent back to the Military Arsenals and retrofitted with the Bayonet Lug and adjustable rear sight. This is the version seen after late 1945 and all the way until the 1960s. This version is seen most often in World War II movies, despite being anachronistic for most World War II battles
Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with M4 bayonet and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine
The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance (affiliated with Kahr Arms and Thompson Arms) - .30 Carbine
M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
M1 Carbine with heat shield, adjustable rear sight and 15-round magazine - .30 Carbine
Post-war M1 Carbine with 30-round magazine and metal barrel shroud - .30 Carbine
M1A1 Carbine with original L style rear sights, and side-folding stock, often referred to as the 'Paratrooper' carbine - .30 Carbine
M1 Carbine in Universal folding stock - .30 Carbine
M1 Carbine manufactured by Plainfield, with pistol-grip, post-WWII paratrooper stock and vertical foregrip - .30 Carbine
Short-barrel M1 Carbine with pistol grip, retractable wire stock and forward pistol grip - .30 Carbine


Title Actor Character Note Date
Gung Ho! Marine Raider 1943
The Story of G.I. Joe U.S. Soldiers 1945
A Walk In The Sun U.S Bazooka Team 1945
Dark Passage Policeman w/ 30-round magazine 1947
Battleground U.S. Army Airborne Paratroopers 1949
Breakthrough John Agar Lt. Joe Mallory 1950
Frank Lovejoy Sgt. Bell
William Campbell Cpl. Danny Dominick
David Brian Capt. Tom Hale
uncredited 2nd Lt. Johnson
U.S. soldiers
The Steel Helmet U.S. Army soldiers World War II model 1951
The Thing From another World Dewey Martin Bob 1951
The Thing From another World James R. Young Lt. Dykes 1951
Halls of Montezuma Richard Widmark Lt. Anderson with anachronistic bayonet lug 1951
Reginald Gardner Sgt. Johnson with anachronistic bayonet lug
US Marines with anachronistic bayonet lug
Go for Broke! Van Johnson 2LT Michael Grayson 1951
Henry Oyasato 2LT Ohhara
Dan Riss Captain Solari
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) U.S. Army soldiers 1951
The Most Wanted Man (L'Ennemi public No 1) Prison guards and plainclothes police 1953
Battle Circus Humphrey Bogart Maj. Jed Webbe 1953
Keenan Wynn Sgt. Orvil Statt
Steve Forrest U.S. Army Sergeant
Robert Keith Lt. Col. Hilary Walters
U.S. Army soldiers
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Paul Hubschmid Tom Nesbitt With M8 rifle grenade launcher 1953
Lee Van Cleef Cpl. Stone
The War of the Worlds U.S. Army soldiers 1953
White Christmas U.S. Army soldiers 1954
The Bridges at Toko-Ri Earl Holliman Nestor Gamidge 1954
Mickey Rooney CWO Mike Forney
William Holden Lt. Harry Brubaker
Sky Without Stars East and West German border guards 1955
To Hell and Back Audie Murphy Himself 1955
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Donald Curtis Maj. Huglin 1956
Used by U.S. Air Force soldiers
Between Heaven and Hell Tod Andrews Lt. Ray Mosby 1956
The Weapon Steve Cochran Capt. Mark Andrews 1956
US Army soldiers
China Gate James Hong Charlie 1957
20 Million Miles to Earth William Hopper Col. Robert Calder M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 1957
Used by Sicilian police officers M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) Seen among saboteurs' guns; M1A1 Paratrooper model 1958
When Hell Broke Loose Extras 1958
The Young Lions U.S. Army soldiers 1958
The Black Battalion (Cerný prapor) French foreign legionaries 1958
Never So Few Frank Sinatra Cpt. Tom Reynolds 1959
Burmese soldiers
Five Gates to Hell Vietnamese guerillas 1959
The Bridge U.S. Army soldiers 1959
Pork Chop Hill Cliff Ketchum Cpl. Payne 1959
Gregory Peck Lt. Joe Clemons
Norman Fell S/Sgt. Coleman
U.S. Army soldiers
Hell to Eternity . US Marines anachronistic 1960
Mothra Scientists also 1961
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô
Escape from Zahrain Police and rebels 1962
The Black Seagull (Chyornaya chayka) Cuban soldiers 1962
The Longest Day French Resistance and US Forces 1962
Roddy McDowall Private Morris
Merrill's Marauders Jeff Chandler General Merrill 1962
Hell Is for Heroes U.S. Army soldiers 1962
The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra Capt. Marco 1962
I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) Cuban government soldiers and guerrillas 1964
Goldfinger U.S. Army soldiers 1964
Dr. Strangelove Keenan Wynn Col."Bat"Guano 1964
None But the Brave Tommy Sands 2nd Lt. Blair 1965
Clint Walker Capt. Dennis Bourke
Alphaville Alphaville security force 1965
The 317th Platoon Jacques Perrin 2nd Lt. Torrens 1965
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Vinero's soldiers 1966
Is Paris Burning? US Army and Free French Forces soldiers 1966
Let's Not Get Angry (Ne nous fâchons pas) The Colonel's henchmen 1966
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? US Army soldiers with anachronistic bayonet lug 1966
Murderers' Row Dean Martin Matt Helm With pistol grip and underfolding stock 1966
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters US Navy personnel 1966
The Battle of Algiers French soldiers 1966
Action Man (Le soleil des voyous) US Army soldiers 1967
The Last Adventure Hans Meyer The Mercenary 1967
Lino Ventura Roland Darbont
The henchman
Billion Dollar Brain 1967
The Vulture (Le Rapace) Lino Ventura "Le Rapace" 1968
The Green Berets David Janssen George Beckworth 1968
George Takei Captain Nim
U.S. Navy Seabees, ARVN soldiers and Viet Cong
Targets Tim O'Kelly Bobby Thompson 1968
Dead Season (Myortvyy sezon) Seen in footage from some TV show 1968
Coogan's Bluff Rudy Diaz Running Bear 1969
Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston Commander Taylor Visually modified 1968
Apes Visually modified
Island of Lost Girls Thai police 1969
The Bridge at Remagen George Segal Lt. Phil Hartman 1969
Paul Prokop Captain John Colt
Mr. Freedom Various 1969
Castle Keep Tony Bill Lt. Amberjack 1969
The Punisher (Karatel) Evgeniy Kindinov Pvt. Vangelis 1969
Greek soldiers
Cotton Comes to Harlem Robbers M1A1 Carbine 1970
Wilbur and the Baby Factory Assassins M1 Carbine w pistol grip and underfolding stock 1970
The Omega Man Seen in Neville's gun rack Post WW2 version 1971
State of Siege (État de Siège) Police 1972
Hickey & Boggs Black revolutionaries 1972
The Dominici Affair (L'Affaire Dominici) The murder weapon 1973
The Crazies U.S. Army National Guard 1973
The Crazies Harold Wayne Jones Clank 1973
The Crazies Will MacMillan David 1973
Scorpio Alain Delon Jean Laurier a.k.a. "Scorpio" 1973
Charley Varrick Police officers 1973
The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) André Weber The plumber Customized 1973
The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) Philippe de Broca The plumber 2 Customized 1973
The Longest Yard Mike Henry Rasmussen 1974
The Longest Yard Ed Lauter Captain Wilhelm Knauer 1974
The Terrorists Various police and military personnel 1974
And Now My Love French soldiers and Vietcong fighters 1974
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot George Kennedy Red Leary 1974
Savage Sisters Cheri Caffaro Jo Turner w/ 30-round magazine 1974
John Ashley W. P. Billingsley w/ 30-round magazine
Philippine soldiers, guerrillas w/ 30-round magazine
The Gypsy (Le gitan) French police With sniper scope 1975
The Deadly Tower Kurt Russell Charles Whitman 1975
Jaws Carried by man patrolling waters 1975
The French Detective (Adieu, poulet) Jacques Rispal Mercier 30-round magazine 1975
Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino Sonny 1975
Dog Day Afternoon John Cazale "Sal" 1975
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Thugs Post-WWII version with bayonet lug 1975
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Shen Chan Soon Da Chen Post-WWII version with bayonet lug 1975
The Golden Fleece (Beshenoe zoloto) British sailors 1976
Colt 38 Special Squad (Quelli della calibro 38) Police snipers With sniper scope 1976
Police Python 357 French criminals and police 1976
Night Over Chile (Noch nad Chili) Chilean carabiniers 1977
The Domino Principle Gene Hackman Roy Tucker 1977
The Domino Principle Bodyguards 1977
Black Sunday Terrorists, police officers and Israeli commandos 1977
Drummer-Crab (Le Crabe-Tambour) Jacques Perrin Lt. Willsdorff 1977
Drummer-Crab (Le Crabe-Tambour) French sailors 1977
Go Tell the Spartans South Vietnamese troops 1978
Marc Singer CPT Alfred Olivetti
Craig Wasson CPL Courcey
Jonathan Goldsmith 1SG Oleonowski
Evan C. Kim Cowboy
Goodbye and Amen Claudia Cardinale Aliki 1978
John Steiner Donald Grayson
Midnight Express Turkish police 1978
The Hijacking of Savoy (Pokhishchenie Savoi) Scharf's henchmen 1979
Cuba Cuban guerillas 1979
From Hell to Victory US Army soldiers 1979
The Angry Man (L'homme en colère) A criminal 1979
And Justice For All Police officers 1979
Love and Bullets Paul Koslo Huntz With sniper scope and sound suppressor 1979
Farroni's henchman
Escape from Alcatraz The guards in the prison towers in Alcatraz 1979
Apocalypse Now French colonists Seen in "Redux" edition 1979
Santa Esperansa Chilean soldiers 1980
Jupiter's Thigh (On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter) Greece police 1980
Brubaker 1980
The Professional African soldiers 1981
Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure US Coast Guard personnell 1981
The Goat (La chèvre) Mexican police 1981
Choice of Arms Seen in Jean's armoury 1981
Green Ice Colombian guerillas 1981
Thief Mobster 1981
Bukit Kepong Police Jungle Squad M1, M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 1981
MCP guerillas
A Captain's Honor (L'Honneur d'un capitaine) Jacques Perrin Capt. Marcel Caron 1982
French officers
Uncommon Valor bodyguard 1983
Under Fire FSLN rebels 1983
One Hundred Days in Palermo Mafia hitman; honor guards 1984
The Evil That Men Do Guatemala soldiers with heat shield and 20 round magazine 1984
Streets of Fire bikers 1984
The Detached Mission (Odinochnoye plavanye) Vitaliy Zikora Jack Harrison 1985
Volunteers Chung Mee's guards 1985
The Annihilators ARVN soldiers Footage 1985
Thirteen at Dinner Actor portraying assassins scope, suppressor, custom stock 1985
Club Paradise revolutionary and soldier 1986
Order No. 027 (Myung ryoung-027 ho) North Korean commandos, South Korean soldiers 1986
F/X Assassin 1986
Nadine Jeff Bridges Vernon Hightower 1987
Rip Torn Buford Pope
Gary Grubbs Cecil
Mickey Jones Floyd
Ishtar Dustin Hoffman Chuck Clarke 1987
Good Morning Vietnam American troops 1987
Equalizer 2000 Bobby Greenwood Denah 1987
Cohen and Tate Houston PD officer 1989
Cat Chaser rebel soldier 1989
Pink Cadillac Clint Eastwood Tommy Nowak 1989
Farewell To The King Nigel Havers Fairbourne 1989
China O'Brien II Baskin's henchman 1990
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah American troops Replica 1991
A Midnight Clear Kevin Dillon Mel Avakian 1992
Diên Biên Phú French Paratroopers 1992
The Shawshank Redemption Seen in a pawn shop display 1994
Ed Wood Brent Hinkley Conrad Brooks prop 1994
Les Misérables US Army soldiers 1995
I Shot Andy Warhol Revolutionary 1996
Mulholland Falls US Army soldiers 1996
Heaven's Burning STAR team member 1997
The Postman Kevin Costner The Postman 1997
The Thin Red Line John Cusack Captain Gaff 1998
Elias Koteas Captain Staros
Woody Harrelson Sgt. Keck
Jared Leto 2nd Lt. Whyte
John Savage Sgt. McCron
Saving Private Ryan Tom Sizemore Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath Fitted with a buttstock magazine pouch 1998
Members of the 101st Airborne Division, other Airborne paratroopers M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip
When Trumpets Fade U.S. Army personnel 1998
In China They Eat Dogs A gangster 1999
Hart's War Jim Boeven German Commando 2002
Hart's War Rocky Marshall Capt. Swann 2002
The Quiet American Gen. The's soldiers 2002
We Were Soldiers Vietnamese ARVN interpreter 2002
Windtalkers Roger Willie Pvt. Charlie Whitehorse 2002
Windtalkers Adam Beach Pvt. Ben Yahzee 2002
Coronado Kristin Dattilo Claire Winslow 2003
Numerous rebels
The Corsican File (L'enquête Corse) Corsican terrorists Sawn-off 2004
Snakeman Larry Day Dr. Rick Gordon 2005
The Lost City Nestor Carbonell Luis Fellove 2005
Cuban rebels, police, army
Land of the Dead Robert Joy Charlie 2005
Flags of our Fathers Adam Beach PFC Ira Hayes 2006
Barry Pepper Sgt. Mike Strank
U.S. Marines
Desperation Steven Weber Steve Ames 2006
Gone Baby Gone Mark Margolis Leon Trett 2007
Intimate Enemies Fellaghas M1A1 2007
Philosophy of a Knife American soldiers archive footage 2008
Warbirds Brian Krause Colonel Jack Toller 2008
Caleb Michaelson Sergeant John Lee
Sergeant Murphy
Miracle at St. Anna Douglas M. Griffin MP Freddy Naughton with anachronistic bayonet lugs and 30-round magazine 2008
Military Policemen with anachronistic bayonet lugs and 30-round magazine
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Harrison Ford Indiana Jones 2008
Soviet soldiers
Che Part Two: Guerrilla Franka Potente Tamara "Tania" Bunke 2008
Black Dynamite Militant 2009
Inglorious Basterds American Soldiers 2009
Spoils of War Krash Miller Sgt. Miller 2009
Red and White (Merah Putih) Dutch soldier Korean War Era model 2009
New Kids Turbo Dutch police sniper 2010
71: Into the Fire Seung-woo Kim Kang Suk-Dae with 30-round magazine 2010
US Army soldiers w/ 30-round magazine
South Korean soldiers w/ 30-round magazine
Death and Glory in Changde Ray Lui Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan 2010
Fan Lei Col. Chang Ruan
Chinese officers
The Front Line (2011) South Korean Army 2011
The Heineken Kidnapping Dutch SWAT team WWII era model 2011
Dutch SWAT team paratrooper stock and customized grips
Largo Winch II (2011) Burmese freedom fighters 2011
My Best Enemy Corporal of MP guards 2011
My Way US Army Soldiers w/ anachronistic bayonet lugs 2011
Memorial Day US Army Soldiers With anachronistic bayonet lugs, with and without folding stock 2011
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed US Army soldiers 2012
Corbin Allred T-5 Rossi M1A1 Carbine
Emperor American soldiers 2013
Machete Kills On gun wall 2013
ABCs of Death 2 Tawfeek Barhom Arab Boy 2014
Diplomacy U.S. Army soldiers 2014
The Monuments Men John Goodman Sgt. Walter Garfield 2014
Far from Men French soldiers M1A1 2014
Fury U.S. Army soldiers 2014
White Soldier André Cariou Sergeant Robert Tual 2014
French troops and commandos
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Patina Miller Commander Paylor 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Patina Miller Commander Paylor 2014
War Pigs Chuck Liddell Sergeant McGreevy M1A1 Carbine 2015
Colonia Sect member 2015
Bridge of Spies U.S. Army soldiers 2015
Hacksaw Ridge Sam Worthington Captain Jack Glover 2016
Ryan Corr Lieutenant Manville with anachronistic bayonet lug
Ori Pfeffer Irv Schechter
US Army radioman M1A1 Carbine
US Army soldiers
Pasukan Garuda: I Leave My Heart in Lebanon Seen in archival footage 2016
Free Fire Brie Larson Justine 2017
Mark Monero Jimmy
Malay Regiment Communist guerillas 2017
Detroit Michigan Army National Guard 2017
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Karen Gillan Martha Kaply/Ruby Roundhouse 2017
Overlord Iain De Caestecker Pvt. Chase 2018
Dominic Applewhite Private Rosenfeld
Maze Runner: The Death Cure A female rebel 30-round magazine 2018
To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde) Gaspard Ulliel Robert Tassen 2018
Guillaume Gouix Cavagna M1A1 Carbine
To Paris! (Na Parizh) A US Army soldier Possibly a replica 2019
Secret in the Mountain U.S. Army soldiers 2019


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
McHale's Navy Carl Ballantine Lester Gruber 1962-1966
Gary Vinson George "Christy" Christopher
Billy Sands "Tinker" Bell
Edson Stroll Virgil Edwards
John Wright Willy Moss
Gavin MacLeod Happy 1962-1964
Yoshio Yoda Fuji "The Battle of McHale's Island" (S1E10) 1962
Ernest Borgnine Lt. Cmdr. McHale "McHale's Millions" (S1E33) 1963
Joe Flynn Capt. Binghamton "Washing Machine Charlie" (S1E22) 1963
Tim Conway Ensign Parker "Stars Over Taratupa" (S2E26) 1964
George Furth Roger Whitfield III "The Dart Gun Wedding" (S2E35) 1964
Jesse Pearson Harley Hatfield "The Rage of Taratupa" (S2E30) 1964
Combat! Rick Jason Lt. Hanley 1962-1967
I Spy Bill Cosby Alexander Scott 1964-1968
I Spy Robert Culp Kelly Robinson 1964-1968
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. various characters 1964-1968
Hogan's Heroes Felice Orlandi Maurice Dubois 1965-1971
Garrison's Gorillas Various Dutch Resistance 1967-1968
Mission: Impossible - Season 1 Greg Morris Barney Collier "Memory" (S01E02) 1966
Mission: Impossible - Season 1 Gene LeBell Sudow "A Spool There Was" (S01E09) 1966
Mission: Impossible - Season 1 Barry Cahill guard "Carriers" (S01E10) 1966
Mission: Impossible - Season 1 guards/henchmen 1966-1967
Mission: Impossible - Season 2 guards/henchmen 1967-1968
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord Steve McGarrett Season 2 Episode: "Savage Sunday" 1968-1980
Hawaii Five-O Jay J. Armes Stoner Fitted with a scope, wire stock and forward pistol grip. Season 6 Episode: "Hookman" 1968-1980
Mission: Impossible - Season 7 Barry Atwater Matthew Royce "The Western" (S07E21) 1972-1973
M*A*S*H Various characters on guard duty and some patients 1972-1983
Police Story assassin "Chief"(SO1E21) 1973-1977
Planet of the Apes (TV Series) Ron Harper Colonel Alan Virdon Visually modified 1974
S.W.A.T. Geoffrey Lewis Jack Bonelli 1975-1976
Bergerac - Season 2 Denis Lawson Georges Giroux Custom takedown gun with sniper scope and sound suppressor; "A Miracle Every Week" (S02E07) 1983
Bergerac - Season 4 Bill Weston John Causebrook Custom takedown gun with sniper scope and sound suppressor; "Low Profile" (S04E04) 1985
The Equalizer Edward Woodward Robert McCall Pilot 1985-1989
Dempsey and Makepeace Michael Brandon Lt. Dempsey "Make Peace, Not War", (S01E07) 1985
Dempsey and Makepeace Catriona MacColl Angie Hughes "Hors De Combat" (S01E05) 1986
Dempsey and Makepeace Police snipers 1985-1986
On Wings of Eagles Revolutionaries 1986
On Wings of Eagles Prison guards 1986
Crime Story Billy Campbell Detective Joey Indelli 1986-1988
Crime Story Dennis Farina Lt. Torello 1986-1988
Bergerac - Season 7 Tim Douglas Baker Custom takedown gun with sniper scope and sound suppressor; "Old Acquaintance" (S07E07) 1989
Derrick Branche Damian Shore Custom takedown gun with sniper scope and sound suppressor; "Second Time Around" (S07E09)
Bergerac - Season 9 Mark Sproston The assassin With sniper scope; "The Assassin" (S09E09) 1991
Homicide: Life on the Street David Eigenberg Alex Robey "Sniper (Part 2)" (S4E09) 1996
The Alsatians or the Two Matildas American and French soldiers 1996
Julie Lescaut Seen in the arms rack/ "L'école du crime" (S09E01) 2000
Band of Brothers Colin Hanks Lt. Henry Jones M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 2001
Band of Brothers Donnie Wahlberg Carwood Lipton M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 2001
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes Sgt. Donald Malarkey M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 2001
Band of Brothers Richard Speight, Jr. Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 2001
Band of Brothers Rick Gomez Sgt. George Luz M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 2001
Band of Brothers Ron Livingston Capt. Lewis Nixon M1A1 Carbine with collapsible buttstock and handgrip 2001
Band of Brothers Phil McKee Major Strayer 2001
Band of Brothers U.S. Army soldiers With and without folding stocks 2001
Mail Call Re-enactors M1 and M1A1 variant 2002-
Firefly various extras "Heart of Gold" (S01E13) 2003
Lost Alexandra Krosney young Ellie 2004-2010
Lost Elizabeth Mitchell Juliet Burke 2004-2010
Lost Henry Ian Cusick Desmond Hume 2004-2010
Lost William Mapother Ethan Rom 2004-2010
Lost Various "Others" 2004-2010
Jericho Gerald McRaney Johnston Green 2006-2008
Jericho Skeet Ulrich Jake Green 2006-2008
The Company Cuban freedom fighters 2007
Krupp: A Family Between War and Peace US soldiers Ep. 03 2009
The Pacific Dwight Braswell PFC Steve Evanson 2010
The Pacific Jon Seda Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone 2010
The Pacific Joseph Mazzello Eugene Sledge 2010
The Pacific Leon Ford 1st Lt. Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones 2010
The Pacific Martin McCann R.V. Burgin 2010
The Pacific Martin McCann Pvt. Hamm 2010
The Pacific Rami Malek Meriell 'Snafu' Shelton 2010
The Pacific Scott Gibson Capt. Andrew Haldane 2010
The Pacific Freddie Joe Farnsworth 1st Lt. Thomas Stanley 2010
Jon Benjamin Has a Van Gangsters "Little Little Italy" (S01E02) 2011
Leverage - Season 4 U.S. Army soldier "The Van Gogh Job" (S4E04) 2011
Top Shot - Season 4 Various Various "Sweating Bullets" (S4E1) 2012
Under the Dome - Season 1 Dean Norris James "Big Jim" Rennie 2013-2015
Mob City Jon Bernthal Detective Teague 2013
Parer's War US Marines 2014
Rivals Forever - The Sneaker Battle Josef Guruncz Captain Rollins 2017
Daniel Viana A US MP
US Army soldiers
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 3 Seen in armory; "Minotaur" (S3E09) 2017
Yellowstone - Season 1 Native Americans 2018
The Man in the High Castle - Season 3 American Resistance fighters 2018
The Man in the High Castle - Season 3 Janet Kidder Lila Jacobs "Sabre" 2018
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 4 Efka Kvaraciejus Leland's Bandit Inland M1 Scout Carbine, anachronism; "What's Your Story" (S4E01) 2018
Magnum P.I. - Season 2 Suspects 2019
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 5 Uncredited Pioneer Ranger Inland M1 Scout Carbine, anachronism; "Leave What You Don't" (S5E13) 2019
The Man in the High Castle - Season 4 American Resistance fighters 2019
The Defeated Logan Marshall-Green Moritz McLaughlin 2020
American, British, and French soldiers
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 6 Carl Thomas Ranger James "Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg" (S6E06) 2020
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 7 On gun rack; "Reclamation" (S7E06) 2021
Dark Winds - Season 1 Eugene Brave Rock Frank Nakai 2022
The Last of Us - Season 1 Seen in armory; "Long Long Time" (S1E03) 2023
The Walking Dead: Dead City - Season 1 Gaius Charles Perlie Armstrong w/optic scope and bayonet; "Old Acquaintances" (S1E01), "Who's There?" (S1E02) 2023
Lauren Cohan Maggie Rhee w/optic scope and bayonet; "Old Acquaintances" (S1E01)
The Continental: From the World of John Wick seen in armory; "Brothers in Arms" (S1E01), "Loyalty to the Master" (S1E02) 2023
Fallout - Season 1 Aixa Kendrick NCR fighter M1A1; "The Beginning" (S1E08) 2024

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Hidden & Dangerous M1A1 1999
Call of Duty M1A1 with folding stock, anachronistic adjustable rear sight 2003
Vietcong 2003
Forgotten Hope M1 and M1A1 Carbine 2003
Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003
Call of Duty: United Offensive M1A1 with folding stock, anachronistic adjustable rear sight 2004
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault 2004
Call of Duty 2 Original M1, referred to as M1A1 2005
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One "M1 Carbine" 2005
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood M1A1 with folding stock 2005
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 M1A1 with folding stock 2005
Elite Warriors Vietnam 2005
Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 2006
Company of Heroes M1A1 with folding stock 2006
Forgotten Hope 2 ".30cal M1 Carbine" M1 Carbine and M1A1 with folding stock 2007
Cross Fire "M1A1 Carbine" M1A1 2007
Death to Spies 2007
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway M1A1 with folding stock 2008
Call of Duty: World at War Original M1 carbine, referred to as M1A1 variant 2008
Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts "M1 Carbine" 2008
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth 2009
7554 2011
Karma Online 2011
Sniper Elite V2 2012
Project Reality: Normandy With anachronistic adjustable rear sight 2013
State of Decay "M1 Carbine" incorrectly chambered .357, added in Lifeline DLC (2014) 2013
Company of Heroes 2 Added with Western Front Armies add-on (2014) 2013
Far East War 2013
Insurgency w/ various attachments M1A1 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly M1 Carbine 2014
Battlefield Hardline M1 Optional foregrip and M1A1 folding stock M1A1, 30-round magazine 2015
Rainbow Six Siege Unusable, on a Korean War poster 2015
Mafia III 2016
Heroes & Generals M1, M1A1 and M1/M2 variants, also with M84 scope 2016
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Call of Duty: WWII 2017
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam was added in update 1.07 2017
Battlefield V "M1A1 Carbine" M1A1 2018
The Walking Dead: The Final Season heat shield 2018
Squad 44: Letters From The Front Both M1 and M1A1 variants; M1 introduced in "Day of Days" update 2018
Vigor "M2 Carbine" Early-pattern M1, incorrectly called M2, fires in full auto, holds 30 rounds in a 15 round magazine 2018
State of Decay 2 M1 and M1A1 2018
Enlisted "M1 Carbine" M1 2021
"M1 Carbine with grenade thrower" with M8 Grenade Launcher M1
"M1A1 Carbine" M1A1
"M1A2 Carbine" M1A2
Battlefield 2042 M2 Carbine M1 Carbine model with M2 select fire in gampelay; 30-round magazines. Added in Season 2 2021
Sniper Elite 5 2022
Marauders "M1A1 Para" Universal folding-stock M1A1; Incorrectly chambered in .32 ACP 2022
Military Conflict: Vietnam 2022


Title Character Note Date
Orguss 02 Rivellian soldiers 1993
The Cockpit American soldiers Ep. 3 "Knight of the Iron Dragon" 1993
Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front Aquironia Police 1994
Devil Lady SAT 1998-1999
Monster A Ruhenheim townsman 2004
Inspector Lunge
Soul Eater "Legend of the Holy Sword 2 – Wanna Go Drinking, Gambling, and Playing?" (E17) 2009-2009
Strike Witches: The Movie Liberian soldier 2012


Title Character Note Date
The Iron Giant U.S. Army soldiers 1999

M2/M2A1 Carbine

M2 Carbine - .30 Carbine
M2 Carbine with sling and muzzle brake - .30 Carbine
M2A1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
M2A1 Carbine - .30 Carbine

The M2 Carbine is a select fire upgrade of the M1 Carbine that was developed in late 1944/early 1945. No examples of the M2 Carbine were issued before the surrender of Nazi Germany, however, there were some field conversion kits for altering M1 Carbines sent to units for field testing before the end of the war. Though not impossible, it would be very rare to see an M2 in any sort of action prior to Germany's surrender (however, they do show up in late war combat photographs in the South Pacific). The M2s were common among the occupation forces and U.S. Forces in Korea (1950-1953). M2 Carbine along with the M1 Carbine were used by the Army of The Republic of Vietnam as well as the Vietnamese police. US Army soldiers and Marines also used solely the M2 Carbine in extremely small numbers. A small number of M1 and M2 Carbines were captured by the National Liberation Front, also known as the Vietcong, who used them against anti-communist forces.

Note: Just because an M1 Carbine is seen with a 30 round magazine, it doesn't automatically make it an M2 carbine. In movie armories and in real life, there were many more M1 Carbines built than M2s and many forces still used the M1 Carbine all around the world, as well as law enforcement into the 1970s. There must be a visible selector switch or the weapon must be seen firing fully automatic to declare it to be an M2 Carbine.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Execution Squad (La polizia ringrazia) Carabinieri 1972
Execution Squad (La polizia ringrazia) "Anonymous police" sniper With a scope 1972
Che! Omar Sharif Che Guevara 1969
Hennessy Eric Porter Sean Tobin 1975
The Eagle Has Landed Larry Hagman Col. Clarence E. Pitts 1976
The Eagle Has Landed Treat Williams Capt. Harry Clark 1976
The Eagle Has Landed Various U.S. Army Rangers 1976
Death Force Soldiers 1978
The Odd Angry Shot Viet Cong 1979
Fracchia the Human Beast (Fracchia la belva umana) Carabinieri 1981
Sweat Hubert Saint-Macary Grease-Monkey Sawn-off with the metal barrel shroud 2002
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Harrison Ford Indiana Jones 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Soviet soldiers 2008
Che Benicio del Toro Che Guevara 2008
Oba: The Last Samurai Sean McGowan Capt. Lewis Anachronistic, with 15-round magazines 2011
Oba: The Last Samurai James Judd Lt. Lang Anachronistic, with 15-round magazines 2011
Oba: The Last Samurai US Marines Anachronistic, with 15-round magazines 2011
Oba: The Last Samurai Mao Inoue Chieko Aono Anachronistic, with 15-round magazines 2011
Oba: The Last Samurai Japanese guerrillas Anachronistic, with 15-round magazines 2011


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
State Border: Film 6, The Can be seen in documentary footage 1987
Vegas (2012) . Kidnappers Episode: "Solid Citizens" (S1E05) 2012-????

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2007
Karma Online 2011
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Heroes & Generals M2 Carbine 2016
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam was added in update 1.07 2017
Battlefield V "M2 Carbine" added in the "Into the Jungle" chapter (2020) 2018
Enlisted "M2 Carbine" with M4 bayonet M2 2021
"M2A1 Carbine" M2A1
Military Conflict: Vietnam 2022

M3 Carbine

M3 Carbine with M1 / M2 scope - .30 Carbine
M3 Carbine with M3 scope - .30 Carbine

The M3 Carbine (T3 Carbine during WWII, where it was used during the invasion of Okinawa, using the old T-for-trial nomenclature that was replaced with the modern XM) is an M2 Carbine fitted with an early active infrared scope, requiring a large IR lamp to provide illumination for the scope. Two main configurations were produced, the M1 / M2 scope with the lamp mounted underneath the weapon (which was found to render it prone to accidental damage) and the M3 with it mounted on top of the scope tube; the latter featured a better detector, increasing the effective range from 76 yards to 125. A forward pistol grip was also added to aid in handling the M3's increased bulk, and Korean War versions have a conical T23 flash hider added to prevent muzzle flash from creating a disruptive flare in the scope. An external power source for the infrared sight had to be carried in a backpack, using a 6-volt battery with a vibrator / transformer to step this up to the 4,250 the M1 and M2 scopes required; the M3 scope used a 12-volt battery stepped up to 20,000.


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Omega Man Seen on a chair and in a gun rack in Neville's apartment; scope mounted on a Browning Automatic Rifle 1971
The 'Burbs Bruce Dern Rumsfield 1989


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. henchmen "The Iowa-Scuba Affair" (S01E02) 1964-1968

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Return to Castle Wolfenstein "Snooper Rifle" with suppressor and infrared scope anachronistic 2001
Saints Row IV "GI Sniper" with infrared scope Alternate Sniper Rifle Skin 2013
Battlefield V "M3 Carbine" with suppressor and infrared scope added with June 2020 update 2018


Title Character Note Date
The Abashiri Family Naojiro Abashiri "Explosion of violence!! We don't have justice!" (E01) 1991

Iver Johnson Enforcer Pistol

The Iver Johnson Enforcer is a "pistol" built from M1 Carbine parts. It lacks a buttstock, has a nine inch barrel, and is about 20 inches in length overall. These characteristics mean it does not meet the legal definition of a "rifle" under US state and federal law (barrel of 16 inches or more, 26 inches in length overall, and fitted with a buttstock) and is thus considered a pistol.

Iver-Johnson Enforcer Pistol - .30 Carbine


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Gauntlet Hitman 1977
Good Guys Wear Black Chuck Norris John T. Booker 1978
El Mariachi Hitman 1992
I Shot Andy Warhol Lili Taylor Valerie Jean Solanas 1996
I Shot Andy Warhol Revolutionary 1996
Christmas Rush Ghost Dragons gangster 2002
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Antonio Banderas El Mariachi 2003
Stiletto 2008
Trailer Park of Terror 2008
Black Dynamite Byron Minns Bullhorn 2009


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
Dark Angel Krit "…And Jesus Brought a Casserole" (S1E22) 2000
Fallout - Season 1 Filly's Residents "The Target" (S1E02), "The Head" (S1E03) 2024

Howa M300

Howa Model 300 - .30 Carbine
Howa New Model 300 (NM300) - .30 Carbine. The NM300 features rear sights similar to the M1 Carbine.

The Howa M300 is a Japanese hunting rifle based on the M1 Carbine. It was developed in 1960 and produced by the Howa Machinery Co. A distinctive feature of the early model is a rear iron sight shifted ahead of the ejection port, unlike the original M1.


Title Actor Character Note Date
A Colt Is My Passport Jô Shishido Shûji Kamimura 1967
Akio Miyabe Miyoshi
Chigusa Takayama Tsugawa's servant
Shimazu's thug
G.I. Samurai Shin'ichi Chiba Lt. Yoshiaki Iba 1979
Kôji Naka Mimura
JGSDF soldiers
United Red Army United Red Army Members NM300, Customized Back Iron Sight and Without Upper Handguard 2007

Erma Werke Model E M1

Erma Werke Model E M1 with 10-round magazine - .22LR
Erma Werke Model ESG 22 with 5-round magazine and removed rear sight - .22WMR
Erma Werke Model E M1 - .22 LR

The Erma Werke Model E M1 is a .22 caliber semi-auto carbine based on the M1 Carbine. It was designed in the early 1960s as a training rifle for the Bundeswehr that used cheaper ammo than service M1 Carbines. The first user of the E M1 was the Austrian Gendarmerie. Numerous E M1 carbines were sold commercially under different names and with slight variations, but all were manufactured in Germany by Erma Werke. Manufacturing started in 1966 and continued until Erma Werke declared bankruptcy in 1997. It was available in several versions including the ESG 22 chambered in .22 WMR, and the sporterised EGMI Model 70 which features traditional sling swivels rather than the original M1 style sling hole in the stock and has an exposed blade front sight. The E M1 saw a brief resurgence in 1999 when it was manufactured by Suhler Jagd und Sportwaffen GmbH as the Erma Suhl Ranger (differentiated by its plainer finish and suppressor threaded barrel), however production was limited and ceased after only a few years.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Angels of Terror E M1; On Dr. Ellis' gun rack 1971
Death of a Hoodlum (Muerte de un quinqui) Heinrich Starhemberg Ricardo E M1 1975
Julia Saly Elena
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) Johanna Wokalek Gudrun Ensslin E M1 2008
Banklady Charly Hübner Hermann Wittorf Cut-down E M1 2013

See Also

  • Erma Werke - A list of weapons produced by Erma Werke

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