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    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Blowback CO2 .177cal Semi-Automatic BB Repeater Rifle

    If you’re someone that’s into target practice and shooting-training overall, then a BB gun can prove to be a much better option (and starting point) than a real/standard firearm. Using an airsoft gun is one option, but a BB guns can make for great starting-guns for anyone that has a beginner’s interest in firearms. Now, in comparison to real firearms, .177 caliber BB guns can offer quite a few distinct advantages over real guns, with the main favorable factors being the low cost of ammunition, how quiet they are, and also the relative ease of getting your hands on one. Last but not least, most modern BB guns are also designed to look realistic, meaning that their aesthetics are made to be as similar as possible to the real firearm models that they’re based on, unlike realistic toy guns. So, whether you’re looking for a starting gun that’s reliable and easy to operate for target practice and shooting-training, or even if you’re just looking for a firearm decoration piece for your home office or the center of your living room, then the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is a great choice to go with.

    The Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is a blowback CO2-powered .177 caliber semi-automatic BB repeater rifle that operates off of a single 12-gram CO2 cartridge held in a 15 round drop-free magazine, featuring a two-stage trigger, a built-in Manual Safety, a Windage-adjustable rear sight, and the capability of shooting 40 shots per cartridge with bullet-speeds reaching up to 425 fps for each shot taken.

    Designed to work as an authentic replica of the legendary M1 Carbine that was used during the U.S. Military service from WWII through the 1970s, the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine has the look and feel of the real M1 Carbine from the past.

    That’s mainly thanks to the combination of its full-metal action operation with its unique gas-powered recoil system, which brings this blowback CO2-powered .177 caliber semi-automatic BB repeater rifle some added realism to ultimately give users the most authentic shooting experience possible.

    Now, let’s have a more detailed look at it and check out everything that this blowback CO2-powered .177 caliber semi-automatic BB repeater rifle has to offer you.

    DESIGN & SPECS

    Starting with the rifle’s size, and as said before, the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is designed as an authentic replica of the legendary M1 Carbine.

    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Measurements

    On that note, know that the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine measures exactly 35.8 inches long (which is quite close to the original M1 Carbine’s 35.58″ length), with the gun featuring a gorgeous-looking smooth-bore barrel that measures exactly 17.25 inches in length (also quite close to the original military model’s 18-inch rifled barrel length).

    Equipped with a smooth-bore barrel that measures 17.25 inches long

    It’s also worth mentioning that this semi-automatic BB repeater rifle comes very close to the original M1 Carbine in weight, with the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine weighing between 5.5 lbs. (without its magazine) to 5.7 lbs., which is just 9.6 shy of the 4.9 lbs. weight of the original M1 Carbine.

    Regarding its design, note that this CO2-powered semi-automatic BB repeater rifle was designed with extreme historic-accuracy in mind in order to have it look as a fairly realistic replica of the U.S.’ M1 Carbine. As such, it also has the look of the real model that was used during the U.S. Military service from WWII through the 1970s.

    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Amazing Ultra-Realistic Design

    Now, it’s important to note that there are two different models available, with the more basic-version coming with a slightly less realistic Synthetic Faux Wood-Look Stock, while the more premium-version comes equipped with a Real Hardwood Stock. For our review unit, we were provided with the Real Hardwood Stock model (i.e. the premium-version of the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – which will cost you just a bit more).

    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Premium-Model with Real Hardwood Stock
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Basic-model with Synthetic Faux Wood-Look Stock

    Not only that, but this high-powered rifle also comes bearing the Springfield Armory Crossed Cannons Logo right at the center of its top-side, which comes stamped just in front of its iron sight.

    Springfield Armory Logo
    Springfield Armory Crossed Cannons Logo

    In terms of handling the gun, note that this CO2-powered semi-automatic BB repeater rifle is designed for universal use, as it offers its users an ambidextrous grip.

    Designed for universal use via an Ambidextrous Grip

    Then, when it comes to the rifle’s construction, it’s also worth mentioning that the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is made from high-quality materials, which ultimately gives it a very, very durable construction overall.

    Ultra-Durable construction made of high-quality materials

    Moving on to the gun’s main components and functionalities. Still speaking in terms of the rifle’s overall realism, it’s worth noting that the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is designed to not only look, but more importantly, to also feel just like the real M1 Carbine.

    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Looks and feels like the real M1 Carbine used during the U.S. Military service from WWII through the 1970s
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine – Looks and feels like the real M1 Carbine used during the U.S. Military service from WWII through the 1970s

    That’s because this semi-automatic BB repeater rifle was designed to work based on a gas-powered recoil system, which is exactly what ultimately makes it work like a blowback CO2-powered .177 caliber semi-automatic BB repeater rifle.

    This unique gas-powered recoil system essentially gives this semi-automatic BB repeater rifle some added realism, which consequently, ultimately brings users the most authentic shooting experience possible. On a personal side note, I’m quite pleased to say that this CO2-powered BB repeater rifle has a really, really great blowback action.

    This semi-automatic BB repeater rifle was designed to work based on a gas-powered recoil system

    To be more specific, this blowback CO2-powered semi-automatic BB repeater rifle operates off of a single 12-gram CO2 cartridge that’s held in a 15-round drop-free all-metal gun magazine clip, which can hold up to 15 rounds of .177-caliber BBs in its chamber, while giving the gun the capability of shooting exactly 40 shots per CO2 cartridge.

    The Springfield Armory M1 Carbine operates off of a single 12-gram CO2 cartridge that’s held in a 15-round drop-free all-metal gun magazine clip

    Furthermore, the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine also features a full-metal action operation.

    Full-Metal Action Operation

    As such, at the top-back-side of the gun, we have a sliding breech cover, which, once triggered-open, exposes the gun’s loading port during its cocking cycle.

    Sliding Breech Cover

    Not only that, but this blowback CO2-powered semi-automatic BB repeater rifle also comes equipped with a Windage-adjustable rear sight (adjustable for windage only, and not elevation, so keep that in mind) that’s accurately integrated at the back-side of the gun, just like the original M1 Carbine model on which this BB rifle is based on also had.

    Equipped with a Windage-Adjustable Rear Sight

    Finally, the gun also comes equipped with a two-stage trigger that gives users a crisp and truly authentic shooting experience, with each shot reaching bullet-speeds that can go up to 425 ft. per/second for each shot taken.

    Equipped with a Two-Stage Trigger

    Last but not least, not that the rifle’s two-stage trigger also integrates a very simple built-in Manual Safety that’s extremely intuitive to operate, with (F) standing for “Fire” Mode and (S) standing for “Safety” Mode.

    RIFLE SHOOTING VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

    Embedded below, we also have a fully-detailed video guide recorded by the folks at Pyramyd Air that shows our beloved readers exactly how this gun can be operated:

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

    For the box that comes with the rifle, know the box is actually fairly sturdy, and also looks quite nice, which gives the whole kit an an extra touch of style.

    Package

    Inside their package, users will find: their Springfield Armory M1 Carbine rifle (which comes neatly packed inside a high-quality interior foam that helps to keep this BB rifle safe and secure) along with a very nice gloss-covered User Manual (which is written in a very thorough and super-detailed manner to ultimately give you all the information you need about the gun).

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    The Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is a blowback CO2-powered .177 caliber semi-automatic BB repeater rifle that operates off of a single 12-gram CO2 cartridge held in a 15 round drop-free magazine, featuring a two-stage trigger, a built-in Manual Safety, a Windage-adjustable rear sight, and the capability of shooting 40 shots per cartridge with bullet-speeds reaching up to 425 fps for each shot taken.

    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine
    Springfield Armory M1 Carbine

    Whether you’re looking to have a fun and exciting shooting experience on a regular basis, or even if you’re a replica fan or a history aficionado, the Springfield Armory M1 Carbine is an awesome BB rifle replica that deserves a place in the arsenal of every firearms enthusiast.

    If you’re interested in purchasing it, now that the basic-model (Synthetic Faux Wood-Look Stock) is currently discounted from its normal price of $229.99, and is now going for just $179.99 (saves you $50), while the premium-model (Real Hardwood Stock) is currently priced at $279.99.

    Each purchase also comes accompanied by a 90-Day Limited Warranty as well as with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. You can order yours online right now, directly from Pyramyd Air’s official shopping page, which you can do by simply clicking either of the two links provided above that’ll take you each model’s respective page.

    João Matos
    João Matos
    Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a senior news writer and news editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Director of Social Media.

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