Date: 21/5/2022 5:7
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Springfield Armory M1 Carbine Reviews

Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle

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4.5 (103 reviews)

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The most helpful favorable review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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By David from USA on 2019-07-21 09:48:08

Things I liked:

This is a well made and accurate reproduction of the M1 carbine (I purchased to one with the hardwood stock). Out of curiosity I tried fitting my original bayonet to it and it fits just like my real M1 carbine. It is a fun gun to shoot and relatively accurate with the Copperhead and Daisy BB's.

Things I would have changed:

Perhaps the gun might be designed to make the single CO2 cartridge last for a few shots more than it does. I got about 60 shots before it got to low to make the gun function properly.

What others should know:

A great little air gun I would recommend this to any shooter. Or anyone who wants an accurate reproduction of the M1 carbine.

The most helpful critical review

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

By Robert from USA on 2022-03-29 08:55:46

Things I liked:

Poorly made front sight was crooked when received adjusted tightened came loss first shot .stock was loose and magazine was faulty

Things I would have changed:

Needs better workmanship and QC

What others should know:

Thank you for thr prompt handling of my return

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love this gun. I have a real one, and side by side it is hard to tell the difference until you open the breech or pick up a magazine. I started buying these replicas to hang up in the den. Also, I wanted to mess around with optics and see how I liked them on this before I invested in something for the .30 carbine. I just love shooting it when the magazines work. I have a red dot mounted and the upper hand guard mount is solid. I did remove the fake elevation ramp and installed a real one using the original sight frame and windage adjustment screw. That necessitated filing down the front sight for zeroing. Aided and unaided it shoots well. I only shoot 2 clips out of a CO2 cartridge.

    Things I would have changed:

    The magazines. I despise the magazines. They are the Achilles heel of this gun. Pyramid Air has sent replacements. I suggest keep sending them back till you get some that work. I wish they would do the design better. They could make a 30 round mag that takes two CO2 cartridges.

    What others should know:

    I replaced the magazine air valve o rings with o rings from tractor supply. Keep Dust Devils away from this gun. The cartridge piercing seal is contemptuous. PA sells the upper handguard scope mount and it installs tight, but does not come with directions. You need to look at things and think it through before loosing your temper and passing judgement. Once you get the handguard off, there is a barrel band that needs to be removed for the rail to sit flush and screwed down. It fits tight and solid on mine. I think I am going to look for one for the .30 carbine and the mini 14 as well now I have tried this platform on the bb gun. The front sight has a set screw that comes loose requiring loctite.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The action is very smooth its very accurate and nice looking

    Things I would have changed:

    Add an extra clip

    What others should know:

    Well worth the money

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Poorly made front sight was crooked when received adjusted tightened came loss first shot .stock was loose and magazine was faulty

    Things I would have changed:

    Needs better workmanship and QC

    What others should know:

    Thank you for thr prompt handling of my return

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I am very impressed with this carbine I received today. I had ordered then returned a synthetic version from another supplier and returned the next day. Then found this wood stock version for almost 50 bucks less. And the quality is so much better. I recommend this model with real wood if you can afford it. Pyramid Air makes more possible. Very happy indeed!

    Things I would have changed:

    One thing only. Modify after market magazines so they allow the slide to stay open after the last shot.

    What others should know:

    I really did the research on this piece. And it is worth the money. If you purchase real wood from pyramid.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Is very realistic people think it's a real M1 seems to be very accurate. Great for plinking varmints. I really like it.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Fun to shoot you'll really like it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I purchased the wood stock M1.. I wanted a very authentic looking rifle. The stock is beech wood. Very utilitarian in appearance which what a real M1 carbine is. The picture on the nice box looks a lot better then the rifle you get. But that is the same with everything. When was the last time you got a Big Mac that looked like the picture of it does? I am sure the faux wood stock looks a lot better. I might even purchase one of those next. I will buy a sling, oiler and magazine pouch for it. I have a bayonet for it but have not tried to see if it would fit yet. Is the wood stock worth an extra $100 bucks. I don't think so.. Maybe a $50 upgrade but I wanted an authentic look and feel. Anyway I am glad I bought it and added it to the collection which will be passed on to the kids and grandkids.

    Things I would have changed:

    The box comes with a spot for an extended mag but no extended mag. Do they make one? Make the carbine able to accept a real bayonet. Maybe pay a bit more attention to the wood they use. I am a cabinet/furniture maker and wood is very important to me in fit and finish. Make the rear sight adjustable for elevation. I mean at the price of the rifle its something they should do. So a true bayonet lug, a bit more attention to the finish of the wood stock and elevation adjustable rear sight and that is about it.. Plus that extended mag if it exists.

    What others should know:

    All in all, not bad, nice box and presentation. Really give some thought as to dropping the extra money for a wood stock. To me it's a once in a lifetime purchase so I bought it but I would not mind owning the faux wood one either. Get the sling and oiler and pouch for it.. Amazon has them for $30 total.. also a canvas cover for it another $30, a fleece lined one for $34.. Pyramyd Air did a good job with fast shipping and packaging as always.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love this plinker! Unfortunately I found it's weakness after about 4 Co2 cartridges. You guessed it, the broken magazine follower. Pyramyd took care of me and I got the replacement magazine today. After studying the follower I came to the conclusion that it most likely broke after slipping out of the retaining notch and slamming into the top of the magazine. I hopefully came up with something to prevent that from happening. I used a thin hardwood dowel with a rounded metal finial to push the magazine follower down and easily into the notch. I then made a 1/8" thick and 1" square piece of hardwood with 1/8" notches on the edges to keep the follower from slipping out of its notch.

    Things I would have changed:

    The dang magazine! I will post some pictures of my improvements when I am allowed to.

    What others should know:

    I love shooting this airgun. It's much more accurate than I expected. Take it easy on the magazine and hopefully I/ we will be having a blast for a long time!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Just like the real thing.

    Things I would have changed:

    Put wooden furniture on it rather than plastic. At no additional cost.

    What others should know:

    No

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    good construction, well balanced, fun to shoot

    Things I would have changed:

    real wood stock

    What others should know:

    enjoyable and fun to use, one of my favorites

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks

    Things I would have changed:

    I can’t get through a full magazine without jamming misfiring etc.

    What others should know:

    Just a wall ornament !!!!

  • 2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy, looks, feel.

    Things I would have changed:

    Extend the warranty and offer repairs and parts for money after 90 days is up

    What others should know:

    If it breaks after 90 days, you're out of luck, period! I bought this rifle from Midway in late May 2021, then later spent another $100 on the wood stock from PA. After about 120 days, the blowback function ceased to operate, rendering the rifle unusable. Midway referred me to Air Venturi, and they sent back this message: "I apologize, we dont service the rifles after 90 days due to labor cost vs rifle cost, as well as we dont carry any parts at this time. If you would like to attempt some type of work I have included the schematic." So I am left with a $300 wall hanger after only 4 months of operation. I'm extremely disappointed with Midway and Air Venturi for not standing behind their expensive product, even refusing to repair it for money or supply parts. A great gun while it lasted - that's why I'm giving it 2 stars instead of none.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The exact duplicate of my ww2 my carbine. I love it.

    Things I would have changed:

    I got the wood stock model . Keep this as an option at a lower price.

    What others should know:

    Do your homework on all the the supplies and cleaning equipment needed for fun shooting.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks like the real thing

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    No problems yet

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It is almost the same appearance as the M2 Carbine issued to me in Korea in 1952. I like it!

    Things I would have changed:

    I am satisfied with it just as it is.

    What others should know:

    It is simple to operate.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I went with the wood version and it really looks great. The blowback action is really good. The carbine has a nice heft and feels a lot like the real M1 Carbine I have in my collection. This one is well done!

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be better if it was available as the M2! There's nothing like fully auto! Also, a larger 30 round clip would be awesome.

    What others should know:

    It is fun to shoot. You might want to get more than the included magazine. Not sure why yet but I did experience a few jams where the bb failed to feed for some reason.

  • 3.0 3.0

    1.0 1.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks good, great price, WAS fun to shoot!

    Things I would have changed:

    Mags are crappo! Bought an extra, puked at first use. Original lasted about 5 loadings and spring extruded from follower slot.

    What others should know:

    Pyramid Air was great with a quick answer about faulty mags. Sent me an email address for Air Venturi, the vendors. HOWEVER; Air Venturi suggested that I purchase ANOTHER $35 dollar magazine rather than offering a BETTER MAGAZINE FOLLOWER SPRING. $35 versus a 25 cent spring? Don' think so. NO MORE Air Venturi product in my future?

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This item looks exactly like the M-1 carbine. My fellow shooters all agree that if they didn't know it was a BB gun, it would be taken as the real rifle. Accuracy is good. I would like to see a shoulder strap added.

    Things I would have changed:

    No

    What others should know:

    No

  • 3.0 3.0

    2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I was happy to get it out of the box, but then my simile turned up side down. The first problem was the mag well built but the Co cartridge leak a lot when install it in to the mag. I even bought a second mag at the same time as the air rifle and had the same problem. I am a problem solver so I went to the garage and got a ratchet with the same size alen so I would have a faster turn rate one the locking bolt. After 20 or so cartridges it finally worn in and the air leak problem stopped. The second problem was that the stock sights could not hit the side of a barn. I removed them and back to the garage and with a side grinder cut a grove were the old sight was and installed a red dot sight. So fare I have run over a 1000 bb's through it, and now I am happy.

    Things I would have changed:

    The stock sights have only windage no up and down adjustment. Get ride of them and cut groves in the rear were the stack sight was and install a red dot sight. The alen key that came with it is to short to tighten fast enough to stop the Co from leaking out, so get a bigger one for more leverage. After 20 or so cartridges it will be easier and the leaking will stop.

    What others should know:

    When more you use it after a 1000 rounds and 40 cartridges it will were in and be a better rifle, just take time with it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I really like the attention to detail and how the sights are just like the real one. Very accurate and the magazine is easy to load.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like the magazine to hold more than 15 rounds

    What others should know:

    Blow back action is very realistic.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Fun plinking. You can get three full magazines with one gas bottle. The sights are easy to use and teach a youngster proper sight alignment and sight picture.

    Things I would have changed:

    The wood stock was a disappointment. I was expecting a fully grained wood stock, similar to the Springfield Armory M14 pellet rifle I bought. This wood shows zero grain and is stained a dark blood red/brown color. If I had it do do over again I would save my $100 and go with the plastic stock.

    What others should know:

    Magazine holds 15 BBs, despite what some reviews has said. This is not a target rifle. It is a plinker. The sights have no vertical adjustment so you must experiment at different ranges to see where to place the target in relation to the front post sight. The windage adjustment is fine. I found 50 feet the maximum effective range and put the post at the six o'clock of the bullseye.

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