Here is a new view from Air Gun Depot at the show of the Air Venturi produced Springfield, BB, M1 carbine in plastic stock around $200:
Confirmation on the wood stock version by Air Venturi priced at $299.
Plastic stock model $200, a nice wood stock $299.
It in the first part of the review, click the time line to get it going- some kind of glitch
I wonder if the Zemak alloy action would fit into a real M1 stock and just drop in??? Ans: Nope
Interesting they do not even know if an original bayonet will fit?? Who's is designing this stuff?
Although the stock of the M1 carbine BB rifle is synthetic, it actually looks very realistic. Tyler told me that a regular M1 wood stock will fit, however, and that Air Venturi may even sell wood stock kits for enthusiasts to make that upgrade.
There’s bound to be many questions about compatibility of the M1 carbine BB rifle with the firearm original. Will a bayonet fit, for example. Tyler said that they are looking into such questions, but – of course – there were so many accessories for the M1 carbine that this could be a lifetime project!
Source: https://hardairmagazine.com/news/spring ... ramyd-air/
HOWEVER on one of the comments from guy that has a real M1 and the Springfield BB gun states:
Its made in Taiwan so Springfield’s involvement amounts to a trademark. Still a nice touch.
Check out yesterdays blog for a pic of the rear sight mounting exposed. No dovetail there for M1 sight to mount to just two square cut outs and it’s wider than a real M1 sight so you can’t just transfer the screw adjuster assembly.
I checked out the bayonet lug and it seems to be the exact same set-up as an M1 Carbine. However it is made of aluminum and may not stand up to any real use or rough handling. Just for display. Airsoft may have a plastic bayonet?
Now for the somewhat bad news. It will not just drop into any stock designed for a real M1 Carbine. It may with some work. The trigger/ magazine area of the receiver is wider around the trigger. (see pic) The upper mount point / tab is about a half inch longer, also aluminum, and looks to be utilizing a wood screw instead of a machine screw that goes through the stock and engages a nut imbedded just behind the trigger. I have not taken it apart to see if the rest of the stock inside matches a real M1 stock yet.
Would be nice to have a folding or sliding stock option though. Hint Hint !
picture is from Bob M post.
So maybe Tyler is full of beans and most likely does not own a real M1 carbine
No listing at Air Venturi of any wood stock models???
https://www.airventuri.com/av/springfie ... 1-carbine/
No picture of the box or listing of what Taiwan company produces this rifle? No one is offering spare magazines, or any preorder on a wood stock version.
Lets hope it functions better than the bad news bear Legacy Citadel M1carbine - .22 caliber reproduction made by Chiappa, Italy. A real loser.
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.