A Note onHistorical Design FirearmsChiappa Firearms proudly manufacture finely crafted replica firearms reproducingfamous historical weapons.It is vital that the user be familiar with his firearm and possible safety risks that may bepresent in the design. Most significantly, the user should realize that the designs ofsafeties - or even the presence of adequate safeties - vary significantly on historicaldesigns and do not offer the protection against accidental discharge that modern firearmsafeties achieve.The M1 carbine is a lightweight semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearmin the U.S. military during World War II and the Korean War, and was produced inseveral variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military and paramilitary forces,and has also been a popular civilian firearm.Around 1920 armies around the world were realizing standard rifle cartridges were morepowerful than necessary for typical engagement ranges, leading to heavier rifles thanreally required. With its semi-automatic operation, the M1 allowed US forces to maintainsubstantially higher rates of fire, and its heavy .30-06 cartridge offered superiorpenetrating power. The M1 thus gave American infantry a tremendous firepoweradvantage over Axis troops who still carried bolt-action rifles such as the Karabiner 98k.The rifle proved so effective that leaders, such as General George S. Patton, praised itas "the greatest implement of battle ever devised."The Chiappa Firearms’ M1 is a replica of the M1 carbine, featuring a blowback systemand an adjustable rear sight, which can be removed to leave guides free for opticsmount. The barrel and bolt are made of solid steel, the trigger guard, stock andmagazine of polymer. By the .22LR caliber version, the 10 rounds magazine has astraight profile like the original and the stock is interchangeable with the original; awooden stock version and a black rubber stock version are available.By the 9 mm caliber version, the 10 rounds magazine is interchangeable with Beretta92/98 magazines.M1 Instruction Manual – REV FEBRUARY 2016 2

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WARNINGSKimar /Armi Sport/ Chiappa Firearms is not responsible for damage to objects caused bymisuse of the gun or for injuries to persons or animals, or in case of death, causedvoluntarily or involuntarily by the gun user.Kimar /Armi Sport/ Chiappa Firearms is not responsible for injuries caused by poormaintenance, misuse of the gun, unauthorized or improper modifications.Kimar /Armi Sport/ Chiappa Firearms declines responsibility for the indirect consequences ofany injuries and / or death of persons or animals, damage to objects caused by use of thegun or by primer explosion, by bullet’s ricochet, or unsafe loading practices and / orprocedure.Read the entire manual and learn the proper use of the gun without live ammunition. It isimportant that you understand the proper use of this product. The life of the people close toyou may depend on your safe behaviour.If the manual is not clear, please contact the dealer where you bought the gun or call thedistributor or the manufacturer by using the contact information provided within this manual.Kimar/Armi Sport/ Chiappa Firearms declines any responsibility for misuse of thefirearm. In case of alteration of the firearm, Kimar/Armi Sport/ Chiappa Firearmsdeclines any civil and penal responsibility and will not refund any damage.All our guns are tested in the Kimar/Armi Sport or Chiappa Firearms Ltd facility.To guarantee the gun is safe, all guns produced by Kimar/Armi Sport are sent to the NationalProof House of Gardone Val Trompia – BRESCIA – ITALY for proof testing.The Proof House tests the firearm with heavy loads then checks the barrel, chamber andheadspace to make certain the firearm is safe for use with standard factory ammunition.The National Proof House will put their markings on the gun, according to the Italian law,certifying the gun is qualified and can be sold.QUALITY INSPECTION: Every firearm is thoroughly inspected by the manufacturer, forfunction and cosmetic blemish, prior to shipment.ANY LEGAL DISPUTE WILL BE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF A COURT IN THE STATE OFOHIO OR IN THE COURT OF BRESCIA – ITALY, AT OUR DISCRETION.Warning!Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handlingammunition may result in exposure to lead or other substances known to the State ofCalifornia to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physicalinjury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.M1 Instruction Manual – REV FEBRUARY 2016 4

SAFETY 19.20.21.Read the instructions carefully before use. Reading the manual and careful examination ofthe gun are fundamental to avoid any kind of problem.Be aware that you are handling a firearm; therefore your knowledge and behaviour mayaffect your life and those of the people close to you.Guns and ammunitions must be kept in separate places.ALWAYS keep guns and ammunitions out of reach of children.Store the gun in a clean, dry and airy place after use to avoid rust in mechanical parts thatmay cause serious problems in functioning after a period of inactivity.The gun must ALWAYS be stored unloaded, ALWAYS check that the chamber is empty.Keep away from open flame or heating sources.Never leave a loaded gun unattended.Never leave the firearm loaded and with a closed breech block, it could fall and cause injuryand death. Always point the gun in a safe direction, and handle it as though it were loaded.This is especially important when loading and unloading the gun, and when handing it tosomeone else. Never take someone’s word that it is unloaded. Always make sure the gun isunloaded before laying it down or handing it to someone else.After use, clean and lubricate the inside of the barrel with appropriate oil. Grease or oil buildup can cause excessive pressure and result in serious personal injuries. Before using thegun again, inspect the barrel and chamber to make certain that there are no obstructions inthe bore. Remove any oil residue with rod and dry patch before shooting.Accumulation of rust in the barrel can cause excessive pressures resulting in serious injuryand may cause the explosion of the barrel. A rusted, pitted or eroded barrel should bereplaced.Before shooting ALWAYS check to ensure that the barrel is free of obstructions.Never force a jammed action, this act could cause explosion of the round and consequentinjury.Use exclusively factory loaded ammunition of the caliber specified on the firearm barrel.Use of different calibers may cause serious personal injuries to you and to people close toyou.In case of misfire, manually extract the cartridge from the chamber. If firearm fails to firewhen trigger is pulled, as a result of slow primer ignition (hangfire), keep muzzle pointeddownrange for a minimum of 30 seconds. If the round does not fire, remove the magazine,clear the firearm and examine the ejected, unfired cartridge. If the indent from the firing pinis off center, light or absent, take the gun to a competent gunsmith. If the indent appearsnormal compared to other rounds, assume a faulty round, separate from other cartridges,reload and continue shooting.Do not attempt to re-use unexploded ammunitions.NEVER modify any parts of your gun. Any alteration may cause serious personal injury andvoids the warranty.Only a qualified gunsmith may service the gun for repair or serious maintenance.Pay great attention during transportation and use. Mechanical safety devices can fail.Developing intelligent, good safety habits is the best way to prevent accidents.Never rest your finger on the trigger until the very moment you wish to shoot. Always keepthe safety on until you are ready to safely shoot at an intended target (see safety features).Note: Safety devices on guns are extras and are not a substitute for your proper and safehandling practices.ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded when transporting it from home to the shooting areas.Carefully check that cartridge chamber is empty.M1 Instruction Manual – REV FEBRUARY 2016 5

22. When you walk around with the gun in a shooting area, ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointedin a safe direction.23. NEVER run with a loaded gun, don’t cross any obstacle (fences or water courses, etc.) orwalk where there is any possibility of slipping or falling without having your firearm unloadedand in safety position.24. When selecting a place to shoot, always be absolutely sure of your target and the areabehind it before you touch the trigger, making sure there is an adequate backstop which willstop and contain bullets. A bullet can travel through or past your target with a range up to 11/2 miles. If you have any doubt, do not shoot.25. Never shoot against a solid surface or in a pool of water, the projectiles could ricochet andshoot toward any direction. Don’t shoot up into the sky.26. Keep all bystanders behind you, standing beside a shooter is not a safe position. Make sureall other shooters and bystanders are well away from the ejection port.27. Do not smoke while handling, loading or shooting any ammunition, especially black powder.Keep black powder in a closed container at all times, reclosing the container after each andevery use.28. Never drink alcoholic beverages or take any drugs before or during shooting, as this notonly constitutes criminal disregard for your safety and that of others, but will seriously impairyour judgment and vision. Never use a gun while you are taking medication unless youhave checked with your doctor to ensure your fitness to handle the gun safely.29. Always wear and encourage others near you to wear proper ear protection when shooting,especially on a range since the noise from your gun, and other guns close to you, couldresult in permanent hearing loss.30. Always wear protective shooting glasses to protect your eyes from injury by gun powder,gas, lubricant, dirt or metallic particles, carbon residue, sparks or other debris.31. Wash hands thoroughly after shooting and handling firearms to remove any unwantedresidues.32. NEVER leave the loaded firearm or the loaded magazine in the sun33. Being this firearm is a replica of original design, there is no modern safety. REMEMBER: Nomechanical safety device is infallible.The user is responsible for injuries or damages caused to him or to other persons.COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR FIREARM CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.Every gun we produce has a serial number that is marked on the receiver. Close to the serialnumber you will also find the manufacturers information with the model name and calibermarked either on the frame or the slide as required by law.These markings must not be removed from the firearm for any reason.M1 Instruction Manual – REV FEBRUARY 2016 6

ATTENTION: For best performance of the M1-22 (caliber .22LR) we recommendthe use of quality .22 LR ammunition high velocityNOTICEWE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURYWHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS THE RESULT OF, THE USEOF FAULTY, OR NONSTANDARD, OR “REMANUFACTURED” OR HANDLOADED(RELOADED) AMMUNITION, OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN THOSE FOR WHICHTHE FIREARM WAS ORIGINALLY CHAMBERED.Please allow 100-150 rounds for initial “Break-In” period Death, serious injury, and damage can result from the use of wrong ammunition, boreobstructions, powder overloads, or incorrect cartridge components. Use only ammunition specifically recommended for your firearm (Proper Ammunition specifiedon barrel and cylinder). Always use cartridges whose length is equal or inferior to that indicated on the barrel. Use only high quality, original factory manufactured ammunition whose pressure cannot behigher than the one stated by S.A.A.M.l. or C.I.P. Your gun has been designed for ammunition of a specific caliber – do not alter the barrel,chamber, caliber for which your gun was designed. Be sure you never mix ammunition. Firearms may be severely damaged, and serious injury to the shooter or others may resultfrom any condition causing excessive pressure inside the chamber or barrel during firing.Excessive pressure can be caused by obstruction in the barrel, propellant powder overloads, orby the use of incorrect or defectively assembled cartridges. In addition, the use of a dirty,corroded or damaged cartridge can lead to a burst cartridge case and consequent damage tothe firearm and personal injury from the sudden escape of high-pressure propellant gas withinthe firearm's mechanism.Immediately stop shooting and check the barrel for a possible obstruction whenever:You have difficulty in, or feel unusual resistance in chambering a cartridgeA cartridge misfires (does not go off)The mechanism fails to extract a fired cartridge caseUnburned grains of propellant powder are discovered spilled in the mechanismA shot sounds weak or abnormalIn such cases it is possible that a bullet is lodged part way down the barrel. Firing a subsequentbullet into the obstructed barrel can damage the firearm and cause serious injury to the shooteror bystanders.Bullets can become lodged in the barrel:M1 Instruction Manual – REV FEBRUARY 2016 7

If the cartridge has been improperly loaded without propellant powder, or if the powderfails to ignite. Ignition of the cartridge primer alone will push the bullet out of the cartridge case,but usually does not generate sufficient energy to expel the bullet completely from the barrel.If the bullet is not properly seated tightly in the cartridge case. When such a cartridge isextracted from the chamber without being fired, the bullet may be left behind in the bore at thepoint where the rifling begins. Subse