Photo of my new (old) M1 Carbine stock - did I luck out or what?


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Frandy
March 10, 2005, 09:04 PM
I didn't want to go authentic, so I bought an Auto Ordnance replica M1 Carbine instead of a USGI. The price was right, the carbine shoots well, but the birch stock really looks wrong. I mean WRONG! So, a colleague at work told me he had put a synthetic stock on his USGI carbine and offered his old stock to me. He wasn't sure it would fit because he gave it to someone else and it wouldn't fit this other guy's receiver. Well, perhaps that guy has a Universal because... Well, check it out! It fits great. Now, don't you agree about that birchwood stock I got with the carbine? Love the original, which has the letters SA on the inside. Hmmmm... I assume Springfield Armory.

Just had to share my happiness! :D
Top photo is the one I now have and prefer
http://home.mindspring.com/~inkedup/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/carbinestocks.jpg :rolleyes:
The bottom photo is the birch stock that comes with the Auto Ordnance reproduction M1 Carbine.

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NH AR Shooter
March 11, 2005, 02:16 AM
It looks really nice, I need to pick up one of those. :)

STAGE 2
March 11, 2005, 03:33 AM
Looks muy bueno. How does it shoot and have you had any reliability problems with it? More importantly, how much did you find it for? I'm really interested in picking one of these up.

Frandy
March 11, 2005, 07:47 AM
Stage, I'm no great shooter and I've only shot it at my local indoor range at 25 yards, off hand. I was surprised that I was hitting tight groups (couple of inches) by just sloppily aiming and popping at the target. Frankly, I expected to be missing the target as I did nothing to enhance my accuracy. As for feed, extract, and eject, flawless except for the fact that the mag that came with the carbine was bad, the last round never chambering. I picked up two GI mags and Auto A/Kahr sent me a replacement for the bad one. All function flawlessly now. All three are 15 rounders. The price for this carbine (new) was $535 at my local shop here in NC. I think that's an average price, perhaps others can do better.

homeka45
March 11, 2005, 03:08 PM
Very nice upgrade for your carbine. Good karma, finding one like that!

TMM
March 11, 2005, 04:21 PM
nice! i like it. however, i actually like the old stock better. the finish matches the steel and really gives it charachter. i also like the shape of the first one.

not to rain on your parade, though- if you like it, great!

~TMM

DMK
March 11, 2005, 04:29 PM
The top stock definately looks better. I'm assuming it's the USGI stock. The marbling is beautiful and I like the wooden handguard much better than the vented one.

Trebor
March 11, 2005, 07:17 PM
How much do you want for the Birch stock and handguard? The stock on my GI carbine has a hairline crack and I need an everyday replacement. (The GI stock will be reserved for formal occasions...)

Frandy
March 11, 2005, 10:33 PM
I'm holding on to the birchwood until at least after I shoot the the carbine with the GI stock. If all goes well and I decide to let go of the birchwood, I'll get up with you back channel.

buttrap
March 12, 2005, 02:38 AM
Post war GI replacement stock but my it does look good :)

LynnMassGuy
March 12, 2005, 08:27 AM
I like em' both.


Regards
John

Dave Markowitz
March 12, 2005, 10:06 AM
Major improvement!

4v50 Gary
March 12, 2005, 10:45 AM
Trebor - apply some drops of superglue to your stock. Let it soak in and then apply some more. Then don't worry about it.

Frandy
March 12, 2005, 06:00 PM
25 yards...iron sights...PMC ball...handheld...just plinkin' away fairly quickly...1 shot every 2-3 seconds.:p
.http://home.mindspring.com/~inkedup/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/m1_carbine_25_yards_iron_sights_handheld.jpg

Doug Add
March 14, 2005, 11:02 AM
I agree that it looks better with the replacement stock. Much beter in fact!

I look forward to seeing it in person. And I have to say it is great fun to shoot. What did I put, 8-10 rounds through it a few weeks ago? Easy to shoot accurately with this carbine. I am happy for you, as I know you are pleased with it.

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