Auto-Ordnance Releases “Vengeance” Custom WWII M1 Carbine

Auto-Ordnance Vengeance Custom WWII M1 Carbine
Auto-Ordnance Vengeance Custom WWII M1 Carbine

Greeley, PA – ( – Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms throughout history, is proud to offer the “Vengeance” Custom WWII M1 Carbine.

Kahr Firearms Group continues the ongoing series of WWII commemorative firearms with the custom engraved “Vengeance” Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine.

This model features wood furniture engraved with images recalling December 7th, 1941, the “Day of Infamy” when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the naval and air forces of Imperial Japan. The rear stock features highly detailed depictions of the attack on Pearl Harbor that began the long war for the United States. On the opposite side is depicted the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, symbolizing the end of the war when the United States forced the surrender of the Imperial Japanese government. Engraved on the front handguard is a battle damaged American flag.

The Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine is a faithful reproduction of military models, with all steel components, Parkerized finish, and walnut stocks. The “Vengeance” rifle gives shooters an opportunity to own a new firearm that is highly accurate, utterly reliable and custom engraved to commemorate the conflict enshrining the M1’s role as a vital part of American Military History.

Auto-Ordnance Vengeance Custom WWII M1 Carbine Right Side
Auto-Ordnance Vengeance Custom WWII M1 Carbine Right Side

The “Vengeance” M1 rifle is chambered in .30 caliber and features a custom engraved walnut stock and handguard. It comes shipped with a 15-round magazine. The model number is AOM130C1 and it has an MSRP of $1,391. Contact your local firearms dealer to purchase.

Kahr Firearms Group and Outlaw Ordnance have partnered together on the design concept and promotion of this product, and several other custom firearm projects. Outlaw Ordnance, based out of West Monroe, Louisiana, has seen substantial growth in the last few years. They are changing the firearm industry with custom designs and innovations.

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About Kahr Firearms Group:

Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research.  KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world-renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA. 

  • 25 thoughts on “Auto-Ordnance Releases “Vengeance” Custom WWII M1 Carbine

    1. I have an early AO M1 Carbine. When they first started making them they had to use surplus magazines and mine was pretty much disintegrating. Note that the AO M1 Carbine is made out of investment cast parts. The originals were all forged steel. You can install original, adjustable rear sights fairly easily. And you can find them on E-Bay or from various surplus dealers like Numrich or SARCO. However, the rear sights and magazines are about all that is interchangeable with original M1 Carbines. AO made changes to their Carbine that makes very little interchange with the original version. They want you to buy their parts.

      Mine is reliable now that I have purchased some new, decent magazines. It’s a fun gun to shoot. But quite honestly, it is WAY over-priced for what it is. Try to buy them off Gunbroker where you can get some good deals.

    2. Have a photo of my Dad with M1 Carbine, serving in the Pacific, 40th infantry, 164th FAB…told me these were crap. He carried a 911 in a shoulder holster also. Also, have a photo of him with that…

      1. “told me that these [M1 carbines] were crap.”

        Uhm, do you mean M1 carbines or M1 _rifles_ ?? They were NOT the same firearm!! I have read many say that the M1 RIFLE was, indeed, a piece of crap. Not so, the M1 carbine.

    3. I have a WW2 Inland. I paid $12.00 for it in 1965 at 14 years old at a real Army surplus store! That was pre ATF in 1968!
      Still shoots great!
      At that time you could buy surplus anything militaria! Tanks, jeeps, airplanes, guns of all sorts, from most all countries in WW2!
      About 7 years ago I finally got it’s big brother, the M1 Garand. Another GRRRRREAT rifle!!!!!!
      They are making Inland M1 carbines again at about $1,000.00

    4. I just picked up a new Chiappa M-1-9 this has a wood stock, has very good quality and take the mags from a Berreta 92, this gun out of the box even with the manual stating a break in period of 150 rounds has worked flawlessly right out of the box, also it came with the bayonet lug!

    5. The Bayonet lug is a separate piece that fits under and over the barrel. The front sight needs to be removed to put it on. California currently prohibits them because the people writing the laws don’t know what they are doing. Check at Sarco for the part or search for it.

    6. I have one of Auto Ordinance’s M1 Carbines. Bought it about a year ago. ‘Regular’ type like above, but without the graffiti and art…and without a bayonet lug either.

      All I have to say is that it is NOT reliable at all. It is one of the worst functioning new, out-of-the-box rifles I’ve ever owned. It constantly jammed, the bolt would lock up. The hardware didn’t work well together. I switched ammo brands about four times; it didn’t make much of a difference. I didn’t get reasonable performance out of it until after about 500-600 rnds were fired. I kept thinking it would get ‘broken in’.

      I still have it, and it still jams up at times. I’ve read about other shooters with the same problem on that model. I chalk it up to poor quality parts chosen for the hardware, especially the slide. And the piston gets dirty very quickly. You have to dissemble and clean the whole thing after every 50 rnds, or it won’t function consistently.

      I still want an original WW2/Korean era Carbine, but I can’t find a decent one for under $1200.

    7. About 52 yrs ago, I went to an NRA convention in Chicago. There was a table with brochures on it. I picked up one and added it to others I had picked up. Later when I got home, I read the brochure on receiving an M1 Carbine fully serviceable. I filled out the application, sent it to
      Rock Island IL. Got a reply to send them $17.50, $2.50 s&h, $20.00.
      Back in those days, ammo was very affordable, not like today.
      My carbine was manufactured in 1943, by Winchester. It is now my family heirloom to be handed down to my grandson along with my
      M1 Garand.

      The new M1 carbine will, in my opinion, won’t come close to my treasure. History of being used in combat, for $20.00,

      1. i have the same m1 carbine by winchester got it for $20.00 from N R A back in the 60’s,,could of got the 1911 45 for $ 20.00 but i did not so sorry i did not order it I also have the M 1 Garand i got for $100.00 in the la area back IN THE 60’S Love them

      1. I arrived in VN mid-1963 and was issued one of the little guns, although I wasn’t one of the “little people”. I was also issued a pair of WWII Jungle Boots which I dearly loved; still have them although in sad shape now (brown with green canvas sides and two buckles at top). Refused the black boots w/green canvas when they came out. Was later (about 6 mos) issued a M14. Liked the carbine better but had to accept the M14. I now have my own carbine.

    8. I have an m-1 Carbine with a scope on it, and an m-1 Inland advisor pistol, both are nice guns and shoot well, I wasn’t looking for an original piece I wanted one to shoot. Had a little fun getting to get the advisor to cycle but once I got a couple of 100 rounds through it and the magazines and it loosened up it works just fine for a truck gun and boy is it fun to shoot!!!!!!

    9. All I want is an ORIGINAL M1CARBINE at a discount price/ it says 30 carbine, did you forget how to adjust a peep sight? If you want a black gun build one or buy one! I haven’t heard squat about a bayonet lug on a black gun I guess they don’t rate for one!

      1. I have an original M1 carbine that I prefer not to shoot. I don’t want another M1 carbine to hang on the wall. I would buy a reasonably priced copy of the original to shoot. I would also like a shooter in a cartridge that is a little better ballistically than a 70 to 80 year old cartridge. Having said that a reproduction shooter with more advanced sights would be nice. In case you haven’t noticed they have made some significant advances in even peep sights in the last 100+ years. I have nothing against peep sights. I have tang sights on all of my single shot Winchester’s!

        1. Hunters have used the M1 Carbine in .30 cal since the end of WW2 for deer. Like the AR, veterans adopted the firearms they had used in battle. I have mine as one of the firearms I carried during my career. It still has the armory number painted on the butt. I carried the M2 Carbine at the start of my career. I found it easier to carry than the M-16. The M1 is a rifle I can take into the brush and not worry about it getting scratched or dinged. If it does, it’s very easy to fix.

          1. Hunting? Ya gotta be kidding me. I was fresh from Nam with little money. J.M. Fields had wooden barrels of M1 carbines for $50 each. that was before I got into hand loading and the only ammo you could get was surplus RNFMG. You could do more damage with a .22 mag. Went back to Fields and bought a 8mm. Mauser for the same price . Killed many hogs and deer with it. Unless they have made VAST improvements In tho .30 ammo, I wouldn’t think about hunting with one.

      2. Every M15s and most M16s (Black Ritoofles)I encountered in the USAF (1949-1974) did indeed have a bayonet lug attached and for whatever reason,there were bayonets in the gunrooms. In SEA, I very infrequently noted bayonet equipped M15s.

    10. Is there a generic GI issue model? Does it only come in 30 carbine? I would love to have one in 1 mm! Maybe with better peep sights and a little nicer furniture?

      1. They were produced by a number of manufacturers to the same specs. Iron sights, bayonet lug, .30cal, oiler used to retain the sling to the butt.

        Carbine, Caliber .30, M1
        M2/M3, Selective-fire carbine
        Service history: In service 1942–1973 (United States)

        Designed 1938–1941
        Manufacturer Military contractors
        Commercial copies
        Unit cost $45 (WW2)
        Produced November 1941–August 1945 (U.S. Military)
        1945–present (Commercial)
        No. built 6,121,309 (WWII)[1]
        Variants M1A1, M1A3, M2, M2A2, M3
        Weight 5.2 lb (2.4 kg) empty
        5.8 lb (2.6 kg) loaded w/ sling
        Length 35.6 in (900 mm)
        Barrel length 18 in (460 mm)
        Cartridge .30 Carbine (7.62×33mm)
        Action Gas-operated (short-stroke piston), rotating bolt
        Rate of fire Semi-automatic (M1/A1)
        750 rounds/min (M2)[2]
        Muzzle velocity 1,990 ft/s (607 m/s)
        Effective firing range 300 yd (270 m)
        Feed system 15- or 30-round detachable box magazine
        Sights Rear sight: aperture; L-type flip or adjustable, front sight: wing-protected post
        The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use,[3] .30 caliber (7.62 mm) semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. It has also been a popular civilian firearm.

        The M2 carbine is the selective-fire version of the M1 carbine capable of firing in both semi-automatic and full-automatic.

        The M3 carbine was an M2 carbine with an active infrared scope system.[4]

        Despite having a similar name and appearance, the M1 Carbine is not a carbine version of the M1 Garand rifle. They are different firearms, and they use different ammunition. On July 1, 1925, the U.S. Army began using the current naming system where the “M” is the designation for Model and the “number” represents the sequential development of equipment and weapons.[5] Therefore, the “M1 rifle” was the first rifle developed under this system. The “M1 carbine” was the first carbine developed under this system. The “M2 carbine” was the second carbine developed under the system, etc.

        1. Years ago I brought a 1948 Indiian Chief home from the Philippines while in the USN.
          Got tired of looking for parts after each ride and traded it for a CJ5 with a 304 V8 and an NRA M1 carbine.
          In the 60s NRA brokered a deal with Springfield Armory for M1 Carbines, M1 Garands and 1911 A1s for $20 shipped.
          I have the rifle(made by IBM in NY), the box, shipping labels and NRA parts diagram, never fired.
          One of my heirlooms to hand down to the next generation.

          The first firearm I bought in the 70s is a Universal .30 Carbine.
          POS out of the box but I still managed to bring food home with it.
          Lots of fun shooting alligator gar in Texas creeks.


      1. Bayonet lugs were not standard during WWII. After the war, all the MI carbines were collected, stripped and refinished from tip to tail. After reassembly the bayonet lug was added and welded to the barrel.
        Almost immediately after completion, the MI carbine was reissued to the troops that needed them for Korea.
        That’s one of the reasons it’s so difficult to find an MI with all matching numbers – parts were literally thrown into a box for refinishing; when reassembling, no attempts were made to reunite the numbers. If you do find one with matching numbers, chances are it slipped through the cracks and wasn’t rebuilt at the armory (buy it because it’s extremely rare to find one with matching numbers).

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