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Old February 2nd, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1
 
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Still looking for a shooter locally. One of these came up, looks to be in good shape but I have not looked at it in person yet. Asking $700 which I think is a little high. I've researched it a lot, read everything I could find and seems they are like about every other post war carbine, some good, some bad. Anyone have any hands on experience with one?

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 04:39 PM   #2
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For that price keep looking for a shooter grade usgi carbine.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 04:49 PM   #3
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None of the commercial M-1 Carbines are anywhere as good as their real deal USGI counterparts. Like they say, don't pay a ton of money for something that you may not be able to unload at at profit on a greater fool on down the road.

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None of the commercial M-1 Carbines are anywhere as good as their real deal USGI counterparts. Like they say, don't pay a ton of money for something that you may not be able to unload at at profit on a greater fool on down the road.

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I don't disagree with any of that...but then WE are the 'gun-nuts'!
I think the general public/general gun-buying public is in fact somewhat confused on the Orginal G.I. Issue vs. commercial vs. New Replica M1 Carbine issue...
I base that on reading numerous Gun Magazine Articles on the 'NEW' Inlands...and onwatching the many listings on GunBroker, etc...
PRICES...are often a valid and valuable indicator of Value, but not necessarily so with M1 Carbines!
Many good books(and articles)have been written on the subject, but to me, the lines have now been seriously blurred by the almost indistinguishable(To The General Public!)competing models!

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 05:36 PM   #5
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For the money you are willing to spend you should be able to find a decent GI carbine. The very very early Universal carbines take GI parts and are the only commercial carbine with a forged receiver. Downside is they are now all at least 50 plus years old and hard to find. I have two, one in the 2.000 serial range and one in 20,000 range. Both are great shooters and were built from a lot of GI parts. Later Universals from around 1967 on are not worth investing in as they are no longer based on the original M1 carbine design, they just look like an M1 carbine.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 06:30 PM   #6
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Did you google IMI carbine? They went bankrupt in the early 2000s It's an interesting read. James River, Auto Ordnance and Inland are all making dimensionally correct carbines. If you want one that's new look to one of them. Just like tha M1A their receivers are cast. Not a big deal.

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Not IMI, this is IAI, I did google it, some good reviews some bad. I can't find one that has sold for more than $500 and that's what I'll offer. It does have a lot of usgi parts. Just looking for people with actual hands on experience with them.

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OK I bought it before wasting the money on blow and hookers. Very early production, serial number puts it within the first 100 rifles manufactured. This would make it an Iver Johnson receiver, don't know whether that is good or bad. Plenty of GI parts, I've seen NPM, Inland, Winchester at first glance. Hasn't been shot much. A box of International Silver and NPM magazines also. Got it discounted significantly. I'm happy, now I have a shooter to play with. My Underwood bring back will remain on the wall unfired.

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It was a filthy mess, looks like they never cleaned it, just kept pouring oil into it. It's torn down soaking in solvent. As soon as I get her cleaned up and lubed I'll post some pics. I am going to refinish the stock also. Only thing I can find wrong with it is the barrel is slightly over-indexed. If it shoots okay at 100 yards I'm not going to mess with it, if it doesn't I'll get it indexed or install a new barrel.

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Finally got it cleaned up and put together, sanded the hell out of it, 3 coats of stain and 9 coats of tung oil. It will make a nice shooter.



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OK I bought it before wasting the money on blow and hookers. Very early production, serial number puts it within the first 100 rifles manufactured. This would make it an Iver Johnson receiver, don't know whether that is good or bad. Plenty of GI parts, I've seen NPM, Inland, Winchester at first glance. Hasn't been shot much. A box of International Silver and NPM magazines also. Got it discounted significantly. I'm happy, now I have a shooter to play with. My Underwood bring back will remain on the wall unfired.
They used a lot of surplus M1 carbine parts they obtained from Israel. Is the barrel US GI or commercial?

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universal have cheap crap slides
inland/auto ord=cast
jra/rockola,milled from billet steel


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