Featured Gun: M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine for Sale!

On June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The Allies target was under the control of Nazi Germany and was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history. By dawn on that fateful day, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines, securing bridges and exit roads before troops were scheduled to land on the beaches. According to some estimates, more than 4,000 allied troops lost their lives in the invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing.

Paratroopers that landed behind enemy lines during the assault were equipped with M1A1 Paratrooper Carbines with a collapsible wire stock. These guns were a favorite among paratroopers and airborne soldiers because of its lightweight, 15-round magazine capacity and the wire folding stock. It was hailed as a light, handy and reliable rifle by those who wielded it even though it was lacking in long-range stopping power. Reloading it was also simpler compared to some other guns used in the invasion like the M1 Garand, which used 8-round embloc clips that were loaded on the top of the rifle and required some practice and finesse to load correctly.

These M1A1 Paratrooper Carbines served allied forces well and continued to see combat after WWII during the Korean War. Inland was the only factory to produce M1A1, however many WWII M1 Carbines were refitted into the A1 Stocks for the Korean War.

Finding these rifles still in working order with original paratrooper stocks in good condition is nearly impossible. However, just in time for the D-Day anniversary, D4 Guns is thrilled to announce we have a pristine Standard Products M1A1 Paratrooper carbine with its original stock in immaculate condition up for sale now!

This Standard Products M1A1 Paratrooper carbine wire stock is original and in great condition and even still has the original oil can and the correct “IO” stamps inside the stock. It comes with a canvas magazine pouch and two magazines. This will be a great addition to any World War II collector’s inventory.

This rifle is expected to sell quickly and is definitely a rare and possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase this type of rifle.