Citadel M1 Carbine in 9mm

Richard Johnson
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Citadel M1 Carbine

In the 2013 Legacy Sports International catalog, the company announced the introduction of a Citadel M-1 Carbine chambered in 9mm. No pricing was announced, nor was any other specifications beyond caliber. The projected shipping date was listed as “late 2013.”

Also announced by the company was the introduction of threaded barrels for the .22 LR chambered M-1 carbines. Threaded barrels will be available in both the wood stock and black synthetic stock versions. Pricing is $349 for the synthetic version and $426 for the wood.

Citadel M-1 Carbine
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

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  • 1911a145acp 1911a145acp on Aug 12, 2014

    Instead of reinventing the wheel and discarding approx 3 million perfectly serviceable 10, 15 and 30 round magazines, why not just import loads of cheap 30 carbine ammo from South America and the former Soviet Republics?

  • Wetcoaster Wetcoaster on Aug 25, 2014

    There's a longish review thread on Canadian Gun Nutz on the Chiappa M1-9 (I think this is the original manufacturer for these guns in Italy) on the... uh... more challenging aspects of its operation.

    The most common problems seem to be FTFs involving the bolt either not travelling back far enough or the magazine feed lips not holding the rear of the next round high enough to be caught by bolt.

    If I were to guess, I'd suggest that Chiappa might be re-using tooling from their M1-22s (which came first), and the receivers aren't providing enough room for the (straight blowback) bolt in relation to the mag well, forcing them to go with a shorter, stiffer recoil spring and causing the associated problems when the loads being fired aren't hot enough to send the bolt back far enough to feed the next round.