The Cosmoline Crate reviews the M1 Carbine (in the paratrooper configuration). This classic gun was one I lusted after as a kid. I dreamt about owning the same gun used by the Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs of Normandy. But by the time I could afford one I had lost interest. I always enjoy shooting them, but with ammo costing about 50% more than 7.62x39mm, it is a much more expensive gun to enjoy at the range than an AK or SKS.