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alamo
December 30, 2006, 12:38 AM
http://www.odcmp.org/new_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24396


M1 CARBINES SOON TO BE AVAILABLE FROM THE CMP .

The Army has transferred to the CMP a significant quantity of M1 Carbines. We are currently processing these carbines through our Inspection & Repair operations and expect to have some ready for sale by 1 March, 2007, but it may be sooner. More information will be posted on http://www.odcmp.com/rifles/carbine.htm as it becomes available. At this time no decisions have been made as to grading, pricing, or limits. We are not accepting orders or establishing waiting lists at this time.

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Sistema1927
December 30, 2006, 12:57 AM
Wow, that is good news. More classics saved from Cap'n Crunch.

Beetle Bailey
December 30, 2006, 02:43 AM
Hmmm. . . looks like an M1 Carbine may be in my future. :cool: Thanks for the "heads up."

dm1333
December 30, 2006, 03:49 AM
There are no M1 carbines coming soon. It was all a mistake. All of you bulk purchasers need to spend more money on AR15s. Or new trucks, or quads. The last thing I need is more :neener: posts from MJ about carbines. Please leave some for the rest of us!

Hoppy590
December 30, 2006, 04:58 AM
WOO HOOO!!!! im gunna get off my bum and qualify now!

kir_kenix
December 30, 2006, 05:06 AM
this is really good to hear. i love m1 carbines and hopefully i will be able to acquire a few more if they are reasonable priced. hopefully they will be selling enough of them to civilians for ammo producers to take some serious notice and drop existing prices/improve loads.

silverlance
December 30, 2006, 05:06 AM
Okay, somebody help me run through a check list:

passport: check
age: passport, check
cmp organization: :(
marksmanship activity: c&r ffl, check
legally eligible: check
notarized purchase agreement: oh, fine... I'll pay the $10 notary fee

I really hope the CMP puts some limits on how many a guy can buy at any one time. I've heard of folks who bought a dozen Garands just to make money... kind of goes against the idea of making marksmanship with military grade weapons available to everyone.

oh well, if you can't beat em, join em.

alamo, can you keep us posted on when they come out?

CobraF100
December 30, 2006, 05:24 AM
How much does this usually go for?

Also if I come across Gun Show before these are ready what is the average price.....To and NOT to pay?

I'm new to the older guns,but I'd like to have a few...

El Tejon
December 30, 2006, 09:07 AM
silver, I look at it this way: the more guns guys buy, the fewer guns President Clinton II or Obama can feed to Captain Crunch!:)

Thanks for the heads up, alamo.:)

Kharn
December 30, 2006, 09:28 AM
I may just have to buy one...

Kharn

MechAg94
December 30, 2006, 10:41 AM
I have been wanting a carbine. Looks like here is my chance. I hope they don't ask too much for them.

Mac Attack
December 30, 2006, 11:01 AM
Hell Yeah! I can't wait for them to be made available. I might just have to take a day off from work and make my first journey to the Anniston, AL AKA CMP South Store. :D

MechAg94
December 30, 2006, 01:08 PM
Hell, I just took a trip over to Anniston a few months back. I'll still order a carbine I think.

Beetle Bailey
December 30, 2006, 04:34 PM
Also if I come across Gun Show before these are ready what is the average price.....To and NOT to pay?


I'm not up to speed on what they ask for at gunshows but when I was looking about a year ago most of the ones available were priced at $700-900. That was more than I wanted to spend, and the problem is that in general, U.S. surplus guns cost more than most foreign surplus guns. I usually tell people the reason is because the US stuff is just better, but I think part of the reason is because there is a higher demand for "the gun grandpa used against the Japanese" than for "that foriegn gun you can hardly find ammo for."

When you are shopping for carbines, you have to decide what you want it for. Collectors will gladly pay over $1000 for a nice original one, and more if it is one of the less common makers. A rebuilt mixed-parts gun could make a great shooter and be had for less, but won't have the collector appeal of an all-original-parts gun. There are also new-made commercial copies of the M1 Carbine that have no historical value but will be brand new. I'm not an expert on M1 Carbines, but since no one has yet answered your questions, I hope this helps.

DMK
December 30, 2006, 04:39 PM
What do you guys think CMP will charge for these?

MechAg94
December 30, 2006, 08:24 PM
I still see them for $350 to $450, but those are non-military aftermarket guns in so-so condition. Prices have been climbing for 10 years or more. Military guns are several hundred or more.

It would be nice if CMP would price them similar to the Garands. I could live with that.

Dave Markowitz
December 30, 2006, 09:12 PM
I paid $650 for a nice Rock Ola back in May. Hopefully, the CMP Carbines will be less.

Oh, and this is SWEEEEEEET!!!!!

MAKOwner
December 30, 2006, 09:35 PM
I'm holding out hope a field or service grade will be $400ish like the Garands or less even (I would jump for joy if even less...), I really want one but I'm not paying $500 plus for one... Somehow it would make sense if the carbines sold for less than the Garands. I figure I will be disappointed and they'll be upwards of that though...

If the rumors are true that they have like 30,000 of these things coming maybe they'll be cheap, at least in shooter grades that aren't particularly collectible.

absolute0
December 30, 2006, 11:36 PM
The CMP is in the bussness of turning guns into cash so I've gotta believe they'll be priced to move, just like the M1's.

This is a good thing for those of us wanting a GI carbine!

BrennanKG
December 31, 2006, 11:22 AM
This is great news!

I sold my M1 carbine years ago and would love to pick one up.



B.

Trebor
December 31, 2006, 01:32 PM
The last time the CMP sold carbines was a few years ago in a somewhat "secret" program. (The guns were sold to anyone who could prove they were a member of an affiliated club that had a youth shooter program. Not many people heard about it until after it was over) They were priced $350 then. I expect these to be priced somewhat higher.

Hopefully they'll be in decent shape.

monsternav
December 31, 2006, 01:45 PM
03's and 03A3's are in also. They are $500 for a shooter. Less for low serial number non-shooters.

I would expect the carbines to go for no less. I am sure they will auction any really good ones off for mega-bucks*. No more getting real jewels by luck of the draw.

*Of course that money is supposed to help keep the CMP alive (esp after the guns dry up), so it doesn't bother me *that* much.

DMK
December 31, 2006, 04:43 PM
If the rumors are true that they have like 30,000 of these things coming maybe they'll be cheap, at least in shooter grades that aren't particularly collectible.If they are advertising these things so far in advance (I just got the email about these from CMP too), they must have quite a few. I'm sure they get overrun with phone calls and emails any time anybody there even whispers carbine.

What I wonder is if these will be mixmasters to the extent that Garands generally are?

Has anybody heard anything about where these came from? Obviously the CMP got them from the Army, but were they in U.S. storage or lend-lease returns?

alamo
December 31, 2006, 04:50 PM
What I wonder is if these will be mixmasters to the extent that Garands generally are?

Has anybody heard anything about where these came from? Obviously the CMP got them from the Army, but were they in U.S. storage or lend-lease returns?


I'd be surprised if they weren't mixmasters to the extent Garands are or even more so.

The CMP guy said they came from a foreign government. He said the Army hasn't had any Carbines or Garands in a number of years. Some speculate these came from Italy.

El Tejon
December 31, 2006, 04:52 PM
Frankenguns/mixmasters who cares as long as they work!:)

DMK
December 31, 2006, 05:46 PM
Did find some good news on the CMP forum. At least there should be enough time to save up for one or two.

http://www.odcmp.org/new_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24400

Can you define significant quantity of carbines tranfered
how long do you think they will last?

omichaels: In the five digits - should last a year or two.

DMK
December 31, 2006, 05:51 PM
Found the answer to where they came from too (sort of):

http://www.odcmp.org/new_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24414

There have not been any carbines remaining in Army inventory for some years. Any carbines we get now or in the future will be from someplace overseas. This also includes future Garands if any. In some cases we will know the country, and in some we won't.

dm1333
December 31, 2006, 06:33 PM
Can anyone confirm that I am correct in thinking I can buy one here in California?

Number 6
December 31, 2006, 07:05 PM
Can anyone confirm that I am correct in thinking I can buy one here in California?

The M1 Carbine is perfectly legal to own in California. The only problem there might be is if they come with 15 round magazines. If that is the case then I would just ask them to not ship the magazine.

alamo
December 31, 2006, 07:54 PM
Read on the CMP forum today that they don't have magazines. I think they may be working on trying to find some.

Dr. Dickie
January 1, 2007, 06:53 AM
Read on the CMP forum today that they don't have magazines. I think they may be working on trying to find some.

Tell them not to worry, I'LL find the magazines, just let me get my hands on some carbines!!

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