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Old February 16th, 2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Universal Carbine Help

Hey all... yes I know I am asking about a universal Carbine and yes I do have an issue. But I couldn't pass up the price for the gun. Well here it is, I have shot maybe 40 rounds in it and then the op rod broke at the weld. I don't have a welder, is there an epoxy that is strong enough to keep this together? Parts seem scarce out there in the webs and I'm not sure that the part I get is going to last long either. I don't think I can get to a welder anytime soon at all. So will putty work at all? Perhaps a few rounds and then break again? Well, what does he group think? Thanks all.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 11:16 AM   #2
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First choice take it to a welding shop someone will weld it for you for little or no $.
Second choice JB weld it will likely break again with this option.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #3
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Gun Parts had op rods. Do not know if they still do.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #4
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Numrich is out of stock. Sarco has them, ask them if it will fit a commercial Universal Carbine.

http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/m1carbineslide.aspx

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Old February 16th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks all! I happened to do something a bit different altogether. Not sure how long it'll work though. I drilled and tapped a 8/32 machine screw into the block thus securing the handle portion back to the portion that slides under the barrel where the springs go. I'll end up putting jb weld on it later but first I need to make sure it cycles under fire. It cycles now empty and the bolt goes fully into battery on an empty case.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #6
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I hope you have one of these before you fire live rounds.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Clear-...0025/202195394

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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:15 PM   #7
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I hope you have one of these before you fire live rounds.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Clear-...0025/202195394
May be a good plan Bickle! Lol

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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:04 PM   #8
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I think I would use 3 screws with red loctite or jb inside the threads.
I wanted to report that I have found 2 slides on ebay.
This must be a type2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/302224793780...K%3AMEBIDX%3AI
I believe this is a type3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/302223941425...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Here's some reading material you may be interested in http://maxicon.com/guns/universal_m1...production.htm

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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:10 AM   #9
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Thanks guys! Yes I have some full face protection and will absolutely use it. I will try to run at least one more tapped hole in the block. Thanks all! I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:29 AM   #10
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Fulton armory Has them for $179.00. I guess you should find a welder that cheaper than $179.00. Auto ordnance is $53.95 Happy Shooting

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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:34 AM   #11
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Thanks! I only paid $200 for the gun and honestly it's more than I should have so I can't justify to pay for much else on this gun.

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Sorry to hear about your Universal Carbine slide problem. Usually it's the gas cylinders that fail first and blow the piston nut out.

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Thanks for this thread! Best laugh I've had in several days!!

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Old February 17th, 2017, 11:56 AM   #14
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The universal carbine. My first actual firearm. I bought one at a show in high school off a guy walking around. Came with a bunch of ammo for $150.

I say weld before drilling any more holes. If a new part is not desired, that is.

After all that get a Choate Tool Corp polymer pistol grip stock and a scope mount. Ah, to long for the good ole days...

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keep an eye out for extra ones on ebay,unless you can modify a gi one

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