The .30 M-1 Carbine was used by the U.S. Military in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The carbine was also supplied to allied forces around the world. These fun guns remain popular and effective for civilians today.
The M1 carbine became a US Army weapon on October 22, 1941. Of the 6,110,730 carbines of all types built during WW2, Inland Manufacturing made 2,625,000 or 43% of the total. Combined with the 517,212 that its sister GM Division Saginaw Steering Gear manufactured, General Motors produced 51% of all of the carbines made.