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Auto-Ordnance AOM130 M1 Carbine 30 US Carbine

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After A-O repaired the extractor, there were no more bobbles nor failures to eject. The A-O carbine delivered the finest accuracy we’ve encountered from an M1 carbine or clone, with five-shot groups as small as 1 inch at 50 yards. However, the trigger pull was not what we wanted.

Auto-Ordnance AOM130 M1 Carbine 30 US Carbine

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This is the undamaged extractor on the Fulton Armory carbine. It’s easy to see why the A-O’s unit would not get the rounds out of the chamber. Note the plunger ejector and recessed bolt head used by all carbines.
The Auto-Ordnance AOC-130 had a copy of the earliest carbine sight, a device that had two apertures at differing heights for short or longer ranges. As noted, it’s only adjustable for windage by drifting, and not at all for elevation other than by selecting a different-height front-sight blade. While this is a desirable sight for collectors, the later fully adjustable one is by far better for shooters.
The new magazine that came with the A-O was assembled with its floorplate upside down. The little tab belongs on the inside, not as shown. Note also the poor fit at the rear of the plate.

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