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Call Of Duty 5 : World At War

The M1 Carbine is truly the ultimate weapon for its high accuracy and high damage with a large magazine size as well. The biggest flaw, however, is that the weapon is only accessible on Level 65 or on Level 1 if you have gotten pre-orders, but the class will be replaced by your 6th Custom Class slot if you prestige. This weapon is not very popular because it is unlocked at level 65, and since most players will prestige at this level, they will lose the carbine. Also, the gun's iron sights are regarded as inferior to other rifles by most players, and it is the only gun that does not provide clearance for the bottom half of the Aperture Sight, as the bottom half of the sight is almost completely blocked by the gun. The reload is also just a tad longer than most weapons, however because of the extra rounds in the magazine reloading isn't as much of a problem.

On the pro side, it has high accuracy and damage, and coupled with a large magazine size it allows the user to take down multiple targets in a single magazine; all of the other rifles (besides the STG44) would usually take down 2 foes maximum. This box magazine attachment gives it 30 shots, much larger than the SVT-40 and Gewehr 43. The 1st Perk slot Bandolier gives the carbine an increasing large ammo storage which is often not needed. As the close quarter environment of multiplayer, the Carbine is a good option for some one who like to use rifle for close quarter.

A common tactic is to use the M2 Flamethrower in conjunction will the carbine, as the Flamethrower will act as a sort of close quarters weapon while the carbine will act as a long range weapon. Thus, the player will be given two great weapons each dealt for specific roles in ranges. This tactic is often useful as players who just "want to have fun" with the flamethrower can use it whenever before prestiging, knowing that they have a good backup gun which is the intended purpose of the Carbine.

Due to the weapon's high accuracy and damage, it is possibly one of the better guns to use in a stealth class with Camouflage,Dead Silence, and a Flash Hider equipped. Allowing the player to find a quiet spot, easily pick off 1 or 2 people, then move along to another spot without too much trouble.

The M1A1 Carine is available on all Nazi Zombie levels. Like all semi-automatics, it loses it's effectiveness after the first seven rounds.

If you upgrade the M1 carbine in the Pack-a-Punch Machine machine in the zombie map Der Riese, the M1 carbine will become fully automatic, (similar to the M2 variant) and its name becomes the "Widdershins RC-1". It is highly recommended NOT to upgrade this weapon; it's small magazine and low power makes it useless, even in the mid-rounds.


  • The M1 Carbine is truly one of the most unique weapons in the game. It is very similar to the Gewehr 43, the M1 Garand, and the SVT-40, it can attach a Bayonet or a Box Magazine, but cannot attach a Telescopic Sight.
  • The M1 Carbine, according to a carbine's definition, is a more mobile rifle (usually shorter barrel length) and thus accuracy is traded for mobility, but the rifle in Call of Duty: World at War have the same statistics for the SVT-40 and the Gewehr 43 albeit better range and accuracy.
  • This gun could have been accessed 64 levels early if you preordered the game from GameStop when Call of Duty: World at War debuted.
  • A kill with the bayonet attachment on this gun is credited as a knife kill instead of a gun kill - unlike other bayonet capable weapons.
  • The M1 Carbine is a very short weapon in reality, however, in Call of Duty: World at War it is as long as the M1 Garand, as seen when the player looks at a marine holding this rifle.
  • The M1 Carbine is similar to the M1 Garand because it takes about 2-4 shots to kill with it. However, this is unrealistic, as the Garand, while shooting the same size bullets (inferred width), shoots the bullet almost 1,000 ft/s faster than the carbine.
  • In Call of Duty: World at War, the M1 Carbine has once again been incorrectly named the "M1A1", which it's not, since it lacks a folding metal stock. In Call of Duty: World at War, it is just a standard "M1". Another thing to note is that in Big Red One, it says it is an M1A1, and its HUD features the wire folding stock, however the in game model is once again, a standard M1. It has been corrected in the Nazi Zombie map Der Riese, however only on the wall. When the player purchases it, it is once again incorrectly called the M1A1 carbine in the players inventory. This means the only actual appearance of an M1A1 was in Call of Duty and United Offensive.
  • In real life, a M1 Carbine could accept a grenade launcher, but in Call of Duty World at War, the available attachment was replaced by the larger capacity box magazine.
  • In the first Call of Duty, every time the player changes their equipped weapon from the M1A1, the character folds the stock in before switching weapons.
  • In the first Call of Duty, if a player uses the M1 Carbine, it is seen by other players that the stock is not out. When from the player's view it is opened when the gun is taken out.
  • In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One the rear sights are flat like a BAR; in other games, they have aperture rear sights.
  • In Call of Duty: World at War, the M1A1 Carbine is often mistook for the M4A1 Carbine new players.
  • In Call of Duty: World at War, when you reload you can see blood and a cut finger on the players hand.
  • In Call of Duty 2 the front hand guard has four rivets, and the rear sight is an L shaped flip sight. This is incorrect however because the later model carbines incorporated four rivets in the front and an fully adjustable sight for windage and elevation in the back. Only the early model carbines featured flip sights in the back, and had only two rivets in the front hand guard.

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