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Springfield Armory M1 Carbine Forward Optic Mount
This Picatinny optics rail replaces the wood upper on your Springfield Armory M1 Carbine with a full-metal aluminum rail. It's easy to install and allows you to mount your choice of optics.
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Things I liked: Solid aluminum. This is not a floppy replacement for the upper hand guard. In addition to the forward and rear retaining mounts there are two small retaining Allen screws about midway that secure it to the metal receiver frame in place of a barrel clamp and make it rock solid. Mine is shown in the M1 BB Carbine customer pics. Perfect for optics. Why optics on a BB gun? I like to see the target and where the bb's hit! Or a dot sight when failing eyesight makes fixed sights harder to use or simply easier to acquire the target with. (72)
Things I would have changed: Nothing. I like it better than the metal upper handguard have on a real M1 Carbine. It is not exactly flush with the sides of the stock a bit narrower but not a problem at all, looks great.
What others should know: The rail is a bit forward for a normal scope mounting and a scope with long eye relief and offset mounting rings should be considered, in my opinion. Otherwise a DOT sight works out just fine. I got mine a while back for a wood stocked Airsoft Carbine and this seems to be the same one. The Springfield M1 Carbine stocks both wood and composite are a bit wider than a real carbine and the wood airsoft stock I got before. Perhaps why this rail is a bit narrower on them. I have both Springfield Carbines. Mine came with the small Allen wrench so I am going to assume this does as well.
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