Plainfield M1 Carbine
Modified for WW2 Re-enacting
in .30 carbine
This rifle was made by the Plainfield Machine Co. They
produced this model from 1962-1978.
I bought this rifle many years ago at a
gun show and the original stock was warped to the point that
it shot three feet left at 100 yards. I decided to make it
into a re-enacting gun for a paratrooper impression. I
swapped the warped stock for a period correct reproduction
folding one including trashing the vented steel handguard
for an original wood one, changed out the round bolt with an
original flat one and added an original early style folding
rear sight. To top it off I added an original web sling. The
gun comes with an oiler clipped to the stock and two new 15
round magazines in a belt pouch. The pouch is a Korean War
period original but externally looks like the WW2 ones.
It shoots great. I have consistently
hit 6" gongs at 150
yards with it. I still have the original stock and hardware
from this gun and will include it if the buyer wants it all.
This is a great re-enacting gun
considering the originals go for two to three times the cost
of this one and the U.S. made Auto Ordinance and new Inland
brand ones from the Philippines are not as well made.