M1 Carbine Direct Attachment Scout Mount


Aimpoint footprint; allows co-witnessing of iron sights
* See product details for info on brand compatibility
Models# M6-BM and M6-SM

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Direct attachment, co-witnessing optic mount for M1 Carbine, Aimpoint Footprint.
See bottom of product description for co-witnessing ranges.

Features common to all models:

  • Allows co-witnessing of iron sights with Aimpoint Micro and similar sights having the “Aimpoint footprint”.
  • Permits lower cheek weld
  • Optic attaches directly to UltiMAK mount, using the four-screw pattern of the Aimpoint Footprint
  • Clamps securely to barrel in front of gas block
  • Includes screws, steel clamps, wrenches and easy instructions.
  • Made in USA

Construction: One-piece aluminum body (6061-T6)
Finish: Hard anodized, matte black
Rail: Picatinny style specially made for Aimpoint footprint
Length: Varies with model

Choose the appropriate model of M6 direct attachment mount based on the make of your M1 carbine:

Model# M6-BM

  • Designed to fit G.I. Pattern M1 Carbines (original USGI M1 Carbines and the Israeli IMI and IAI Carbines).
  • Length of mount: 8.055″
  • Original USGI carbines allow for drop-in installation.
  • IMI and IAI carbines require minor stock modification, but we offer quality Choate folding stocks that have been customized in-house to fit our mounts.

Model# M6-SM

  • Fits tight and secure on the new Inland Manufacturing and Auto Ordnance Carbines.
  • This is a slightly shorter version of our M6-BM mount
  • Length of mount: 7.812″
  • Requires minor stock modification, but we offer quality Choate folding stocks that have been customized in-house to fit our mounts.

Please note that neither of these will fit carbines made under the brands: Universal, Plainfield, Iver Johnson, National Ordnance or Alpine (unless they’ve been fitted with a GI profile barrel). For a detailed explanation on why our mounts cannot fit these commercially made carbines, please see our FAQ.

M6-BM/SM Exploded view

Optical sight not included (did we really need to say that?)

Please Note: These require the optic to be attached to the mount before the mount is attached to the Carbine. Thus, to remove the optic, one must first remove the mount. This mount is not intended for the unusual practice of swapping one optic between two or more firearms. This is for the shooter who knows what he wants; it means that you intend to leave your optic installed on your Carbine. Install it, leave it, and you’re good to go.

M6-BM installed on IBM M1 Carbine

Shown above on an original IBM (yes, the tech giant) 30 Carbine made during WWII, is the UltiMAK M6-BM forward optic mount. No gunsmithing required.

M6-SM installed on new Inland M1 Carbine

Shown on a new Inland Manufacturing, Co. 30 Carbine, is the UltiMAK M6-SM forward optic mount. Some removal of material inside the stock forend will be required on the above-mentioned Carbine, to make room for the UltiMAK barrel clamps.

Co-witnessing with the direct attachment mount

Achieving even marginal co-witnessing on a 30 Carbine, which has very low iron sights, was not easy. In fact our previous draftsman said it was impossible (I like it when people tell me something is impossible, especially after I’ve already produced a hand-made prototype of it!) It required eliminating the Picatinny interface altogether, and furthermore it required elimination of the “adapter plate” as found in the MOS (Modular Optic System) as used on some pistols. Installed with an Aimpoint Micro (H1, T1, H2 or T2), or a Primary Arms MicroDot (gen 1 or gen 2 having a removeable base) with the rear iron sight aperture on the low (100 yd) (adjustable rear sight) setting, you may see no front iron sight at all when looking through the center of the rear iron sight aperture. On the 200 yd setting you may just see the very top of the front sight, and on the 250 and 300 yd settings you’ll have decent co-witnessing. If you have the dual aperture flip sight, you may or may not see any front sight through the low aperture, but you’ll get decent co-witnessing with the taller aperture. In either case your iron sights would be considered your backup, or fall back, sighting system, for the unlikely event that your optic should fail.

Other optics, not mentioned above, yet having the Aimpoint footprint, will of course be significantly lower on this mount, but may not co-witness at all. If you desire co-witnessing, then you can be sure with either an Aimpoint Micro or a Primary Arms MicroDot with the removable base.

An additional benefit of getting the optic down so low is this; your cheek weld, when using the optic, will be closer to the original cheek weld designed into the Carbine buttstock comb. Of course, when using the optic (your primary sighting system), you’re looking just over the top of your iron sights.

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