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Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine Paratrooper Model AOM150 30 Carbine, $941

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A
The A-O Paratrooper is easier to transport due to the folding stock, and it offered good reliability and a lot of shooting fun. We think it is a good interpretation of the WWII model.

Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine Paratrooper Model AOM150 30 Carbine, $941

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With the stock folded, the Carbine is more compact, but it can still be ready to fire.
Two indents in the side of the stock allow the wire stock to fold closer to the side of the rifle.
A flat and unpadded leather cheek piece made the A-O slightly less comfortable to shoot, but was historically accurate.
The buttpad was metal and twisted to the side when the stock is the folded position. Crude looking, but effective.
The pushbutton safety (left arrow) is behind the pushbutton magazine release; some testers mixed them up at first, but with a little time on the gun, they managed fast reloads with the light rifle.

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