"How do I evaluate and select an M1 Carbine?" "How do I determine the date of my Carbine's manufacture?" These are the questions most often asked by new carbine enthusiasts. Once they have a Carbine, most seek a comprehensive operations and maintenance guide. The military manuals fall far short. The M1 Carbine Owners Guide was written to answer these questions. The prospective owner is guided through a detailed evaluation and selection process whether seeking a Carbine for shooting or collecting. Serial numbers at the end of each quarter for the various manufacturers are present to help date the Carbine. Details on operation, troubleshooting, disassembly/assembly, maintenance, cleaning and zeroing are included.