Springfield Armory M1 Carbine Features
- Authentic Replica
- Uses (1) 12 gram CO2 cartridge
- 15 rd. Drop Free Magazine
- Wood-Look, synthetic stock
- Full Metal Action
- Windage Adjustable Rear Sight
- Manual Safety
- Weight: 5.7 lbs
- Length: 35.8"
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- ManufacturerSpringfield Armory
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity425 fps
- Ammo TypeBBs
- Barrel StyleSmooth bore
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight5.7
- Overall Length35.8
- Barrel Length17.25
- Magazine Capacity15
- Front SightsPost
- Rear SightsAdjustable for windage
- Shots per Fill40
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage non-adjustable
- Warranty1-year limited warranty
Velocity was right at the factory rated specification on average. Early shots are higher and the late shots slightly below. Rapid firing has its usual effect on slowing the gun but in slow fire it is as advertised.
What amazed me was its accuracy. I used the new Crosman Black Widow BB and at 6 yards they will produce an overall group for the whole magazine of 1/4" with careful attention to your shooting. I did this offhand, not rested so the gun has accuracy. Granted, it was only 6 yards but really, if the gun can do that, it is a winner. I just shot around a little at distance (25 yards) but as I watched the point of impact on the water at the edge of my pond the ammo was consistently very close to point of aim.
Only 4 stars because the magazine spring jumped out of the raceway through the widened locking slot for the follower tab for the first two attempts at pulling it back to load. I had to drive out the pin at the bottom of the housing and remove the lower guide to get the spring free to replace it. It jumped again. The second time I noted the spring was arching up during compression and the coils were catching on the edge of this widened area so I smoothed out the edges and the problem was solved. Also, the upper hand guard was loose and rattled badly. I removed the fore-end furniture and put some rubber material at the rear edges of the handguard that fit under the reciever ring and a second piece at the forward end. This provided a snug fit and ended the rattle. The third defect was that there were two rough places on the surface of the stock that are obviously some residue of some sort that has hardened. I dare not attempt to smooth this out due to the risk of making matters worse. If not for those three problems, I would have given it 5 stars but 5 stars in my judgement is for those products that have no faults in design, construction, finish and performance.