History, development, selecting the rifle, disassembly, assembly, inspection, cleaning, zeroing, and much more. This book is a comprehensive look at one of the most popular US Service Rifles of the 20th Century: the M1 Carbine. If you want to know how to evaluate and select an M1 Carbine, or how to determine the date of your Carbine's Manufacture, these questions are answered in "The M1 Carbine Owner's Guide." Along with the detailed history, evaluation, assembly, disassembly, operating and maintenance information expected from Scott Duff Publications' Owner's Guides, the "M1 Carbine Owner's Guide" includes never-before published serial number date tables. Carbine Dating, as it were (sorry, couldn't resist the pun!). The "M1 Carbine Owner's Guide" has 106 photographs and drawings in its 144 pages. This book is a unique resource that every Carbine owner and/or aficionado should have!!