Twoblink, Runt, Oleg, Tamara....Finally Got Sheslinger an M1 Carbine.


March 31, 2003, 11:31 AM
This will be the last gun purchase we make for some time as we have gotten the collection to where we want it.

The last piece was an M1 for Sheslinger. Well I found a good deal on an Inland shooter on Gunbroker and went for it.

So even though I have been selfish in my purchases lately I have been looking for Sheslingers M1 Carbine and think I have found just what we are looking for.

We wanted a shooter that was an original militarty piece for the history and nostagia. I didn't want Iver Johnson, Plainfield, Universal or any of the civillian manufacturers and I didn't want to pay 700-1000 bucks.

Well Sheslinger will soon have her very own rifle. It is the only rifle she has ever fired and loved. Thanks to Runt for letting Jules try her IAI out which sold us both on the idea of an M1 carbine.

I am sure there will be questions to follow.


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March 31, 2003, 11:41 AM
This will be the last gun purchase we make for some time as we have gotten the collection to where we want it.

Uh, how many of us have uttered these words before? :rolleyes: :D

March 31, 2003, 11:47 AM
This will be the last gun purchase we make for some time as we have gotten the collection to where we want it.

If I had a dollar for every time I've said that, I could buy a full-auto Augie Doggie just like I've always wanted... :D

March 31, 2003, 02:09 PM
Don't forget the obligatory pix and range report.....:D

Congrats on the purchase of the "War Baby" for sheslinger....

March 31, 2003, 02:25 PM
We made a promise after Cslinger picked up a CZ75 Compact P01 at the Rivergate Academy of Sports this weekend. Couldn't pass up the $459.00 deal.

No, really, we can stop any time we want to.

The promise is no more guns until the end of 2004. We'll let you know how it goes.

The bets can be placed at...


March 31, 2003, 08:51 PM
Did you get it chambered in .357 Magnum to comply with Cowboy Logistics (tm) ? :D

March 31, 2003, 08:54 PM
Nope. I scoff at logistics. I have all kinds of calibers to shoot. I like variety.

Besides should the need arise my idea of logistics involves shooting an enemy and taking his gun.:D


Bruce H
April 1, 2003, 07:54 AM
I know the feeling. Ginny bought a 700 rem titanium in 260. Said we had enough for awhile. Decided we did so today we go to pick up the boat we bought last weekend. There is always something.

Oleg Volk
April 1, 2003, 11:14 AM
Bring the carbine and youselves over for pics and some munchies.

April 2, 2003, 10:10 PM
First... I have to criticize the obvious:

"I am not going to buy anymore guns; I can stop anytime... Just ONE more puff!" :D I've heard that one before; I've said that before, and I never believed it when I told myself that; and I don't really believe it when you tell me that..

I can quit my "a Sig a month" habit... honestly!! ;)

Second, another man who spits at the face of logistics..

Well, I'm going to have to buy an M1Carbine, a GP100, and bring my SP101 as well, and... OH... bring JUST ONE AMMO!! Then you will be jealous at my cowboy logistics!! Maybe throw a Timberwolf in the mix.. Heck, maybe look at getting a Desert Eagle in 357Mag. There you go:

A 6" wheel gun
A 2" snubbie wheel gun
A semi-auto rifle
A pump rifle
A semi-auto pistol

ALL in .357Mag!! :D He who scoffs at logistics, will soon find himself with a gun and the wrong ammo at the range!

But congrats on the Carbine! A piece of history...

April 3, 2003, 12:00 AM
Well, I'm going to have to buy an M1Carbine,

You just let me know when you get an M1 Carbine to work with the rimmed .357 Magnum round; I'll buy you a steak dinner.

"Cowboy logistics", indeed. :rolleyes: ;)

April 3, 2003, 09:58 AM
I have never seen that and something tells me that it ain't gonna work too well but hey if you want to desecrate a perfectly good piece of our glorious history just for the sake of logistics you just go right ahead. Don't come crying to us when the ghost of some long dead Airborne soldier decides to make you his personal road to redemption by haunting you for your indiscretions. :D

Ohh yeah and I mean it I am really committed. No more guns until December of 2004 of course I am already making a list of possibles........
Marlin .357 Lever
Ed Brown Kobra Carry
P7 M13
Maybe even an evil AR-15 depending on how that silly ban goes.

I do however have three firearms I can convert to other calibers should the urge arise, and that technically isn't buying another gun is it.:rolleyes:

April 3, 2003, 10:47 AM
No more guns until December of 2004

That's crazy talk, man; stop that!

Hunt Greer
April 4, 2003, 01:29 AM
:D IIRC, in the mid-sixties, someone ( plainfield, I think) produced a 357 version IN PUMP ACTION called " Vulcan" They never caught on too well, tho they seemed to work ok. I would imagine that the reason for the pump action had more to do with trying to get the pressure pulse timed to the location of the gas cylinder block- particularly with the WIDE selection of 357 loads even then. I know I put one of them together in 9mm para and I just couldn't get the cylinder close enough to the chamber to open the bolt more than about 15%. Later, I found out that the secret is to silver-solder a small-i.d.tubing from about 1" forward of the chamber to the gas cyl block and not drill thru from the block into the barrel. For wide range of load functioning, pump is definately the way to go. Amazing, how many odd facts seem to pop out sometimes. BTW, Tamara, I trust You finally recovered from Your accident of some time ago.:)

April 4, 2003, 11:30 AM
Did someone say "M1 Carbine"?

(ears perk up)

Shot runt's last weekend, bummed that I didn't get to meet some of you guys... shucks.

April 4, 2003, 11:40 AM
I am picking up the carbine in about a half hour. We shall see how she looks.


April 4, 2003, 12:10 PM

Some free advice..

Quit while you are behind!! :D

All your guns are belong to the "A Sig a month" club. ;)

Tamara... I have been looking at the reloader's page, on specifications of the .30Carbine vs. the .357Mag. Hmm..

It might be a bit tough, but I seem to remember hearing that it has been done before.

How does the Desert Eagle in 357Mag do it??

April 4, 2003, 12:24 PM
For starters, you'll need to make your own mags. Also, the rimlock bogieman now rears his ugly head.

Number two: reliable cycling across the wide range of pressure curves generated by all the different varieties of .357 available would be problematic.

Number three: Why? You're the one so stoked on "logistical"; why even have .357 in the arsenal? Why not ditch everything but .22LR, 9mm and .308? If you're going to add .357, you may as well add .30 Carbine, too.


April 4, 2003, 12:35 PM
You better not be driving down to Owl Hollow after picking that thing up! Or if you are, beat the rain! It drives me crazy(er) to pick up a new weapon and then have to wait for a few days to fire it! Congrats!

April 4, 2003, 01:29 PM
It is at home soaking in a CLP bath. Looks very nice for a shooter. Most likely re-barreled at some point but looks great. I can't wait to get it out to the range....the rain will probably keep me from going until next weekend.


April 4, 2003, 08:57 PM
hmmm tamara don't get me thing on this one with the 30/357 idea , you could use an adjustable gas block like the fal to take care of the variances in the loads .. I think I need to call that feller in michigan the one who makes the impossible guns.. grendre?

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