Iver Johnson .22lr M1 Carbine?


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modifiedbrowning
March 29, 2008, 11:27 PM
A local shop has one of these for sale for $350. Is that a good price for one in good condition? Also, how available are extra mags and parts? This one has only one mag with it.

Thanks, Modified.

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Sylvan-Forge
March 30, 2008, 07:36 AM
The oft poo-poo'd Blue Book says:

.22 Cal. U.S. Carbine
.22 LR or .22 Mag.
Mfg. in Germany by Erma 1985-1986, reintroduced in 1988 only.
18.5" barrel (.22 Mag 19.3") 5.8 lbs., 15 shot mag, sling swivels.

$150 for 100% condition
add $120 for .22 Mag


Here's a couple gunbroker links:

http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=282012

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=89202678

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=92692930

U.S.SFC_RET
March 30, 2008, 09:49 AM
I bought one of those Iver Johnsons 22lr M1 lookalikes for 150.00 out the door at a gun show two years ago. pretty good gun to shoot.

Vaarok
March 30, 2008, 12:33 PM
Auction price (for ones that actually sell!) seems to be around $275, online, so I'd say no.

And it's technically an Ermawerke EM-1 Selbstlader, imported by Iver Johnson as the "US Carbine cal .22lr". The postwar Germans loved the M-1 carbine for police and military, and Erma turned out a trainer, which they then offered commercially, sold like hotcakes, and Iver Johnson started bringing 'em over.

I have one I got online for about two hundred bucks, and it's hideously accurate and a great little gun. The two big things are the mags are extremely scarce, and the rear sights are even more scarce. If it's missing either, or has only the ten-round mag instead of the fifteen, decrease the value significantly.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/erma22.jpg

oneshooter
March 30, 2008, 12:55 PM
I used to have, many years ago, the M-16 look alike in 22RF, semi auto. A real blast to shoot, accurate, and pure heck on ground squirles!

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

modifiedbrowning
March 31, 2008, 11:04 AM
Thanks. It looks like $350 is way high.

Ratshooter
March 31, 2008, 11:11 AM
There is one of these at a local gun shop for $185.00. Its been there for about 2 months that i know of. I don't know what the mag capacity is. I didn't look.

Zouave Rifle
March 31, 2008, 11:39 AM
My dad's got one. The bolt operating handle was weak and broke. It was out of service for a while until we found a handle at Gun Parts Corp. Doesn't work all that reliable. It jams a lot, I believe due to a weak extractor.

pinstripe
March 31, 2008, 03:14 PM
I have one of these rifles and it is a pretty good shooter. The mags are expensive and very hard to find. I gave $150 for mine a couple of years back and don't fire it as often as my other .22s. I personally wouldn't give that much for it, but to each his own.:)

Sunray
March 31, 2008, 04:30 PM
Gunparts is listing newly made steel mags (Erma or IJ) at $49.95 for a 15 round mag.

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