any M1/30 carbine users out there? SOUND OFF!!


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atvalaska
November 6, 2008, 10:32 PM
:) i dont have a left over /from the war 30 carbine but a p-field one it shoots good in 98 % or better cond ...what can u tell me that i have to have w/ this.what do/ have u done to make yours..YOURS?..

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HorseSoldier
November 7, 2008, 12:38 AM
I've got a '44 Inland. Great, classic gun.

TonyDedo
November 7, 2008, 12:51 AM
I had a 30 Carbine by Rock River Arsenal. Modern receiver built with USGI parts. It was a POS. I sold it, but held onto my mags and ammo. I foresee an IBM in my future; just waiting for CMP to list more service grade rifles.

1KPerDay
November 7, 2008, 01:01 AM
National Postal Meter here, rack grade from the CMP. I made it mine when I paid for it. :D

BHP FAN
November 7, 2008, 01:05 AM
I've had four,one Iver Johnson copy,and three GI's.None at the moment,and in California,they're spendy,and hard to come by.Great little guns though.

USSR
November 7, 2008, 07:30 AM
http://ussr.clarityconnect.com/M1A1b.jpg

JWF III
November 7, 2008, 07:54 AM
I have several. One all original with the original flip sight and high fore end, no I cut IIRC. One all original with the common rear sight, this is my shooter. One all original M1A1 paratrooper. And one de-milled M2 that was turned SA only. Would love for NFA to be ruled un-const. by SCOTUS, but I'll keep dreaming of turning that back to as original. That's one that is never gonna happen.

As you can tell I love history, and each milsurp has a history and a story. I prefer to leave my history in tact for the future.

Wyman

FMJMIKE
November 7, 2008, 06:33 PM
I like my M1 Carbines to be as close to original as possible. I do not like to make them look like a tactical assault rifle. I have three...Two Winchesters and my beloved Rock-Ola..........:D
Winchester
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/Winhigh1-1.jpg
CMP Winchester
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/CMPWIN1.jpg
CMP Rock-Ola
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/rock1.jpg

Claymore1500
November 7, 2008, 06:57 PM
I have an "Underwood" I bought as a dealer years ago for $135.00, I had an FFL back before brady came along.

I wish I could get a couple more at that price, but I don't see it happening.

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/claymore1500/DSCN0090.jpg
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/claymore1500/DSCN0091.jpg

nbkky71
November 7, 2008, 07:21 PM
I've got an early Inland mixmaster that I picked up from the CMP.

Sadly, I only shoot mine once a year at the M1 carbine match at Camp Perry.

mustang 22
November 7, 2008, 08:38 PM
I have a pair of them, a Rockola sn 6,1xx,xxx and an Inland sn 6,8xx,xxx both in near mint condition. They are more fun than a barrel of monkeys to shoot. One thing I will say about the M1 carbine, those folks that say they are inaccurate probably coudn't hit the broad side of a barn, if they were inside of it. I wouldn't take them to a range longer than 200 meters but both of mine can hold all shots within a six inch circle at a hundred. One of the most fun plinking rifles I have had the pleasure to shoot.:D

56FordGuy
November 7, 2008, 08:50 PM
I've got a Universal copy. I replaced the broken Iver Johnson plastic folding stock with a nice walnut one, and fixed a few other things to get it shooting. Not very 'tacti-cool', but I did become pretty familiar with it, and I like it.

wadcutter45
November 7, 2008, 08:55 PM
I have an IAI reproduction I bought about 6 or 7 years ago. I paid $380 for it new....great little gun. Shoots my lead bullet handloads just fine. It is my truck rifle when I travel. Love it.

doc540
November 7, 2008, 09:43 PM
Feb.-Nov. 1944 Winchester

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/M1%20Carbine/carbine5-1.jpg

SundownRider
November 7, 2008, 10:39 PM
I've got an Auto Ordnance that I just love. Dealer nearby has a Winchester for about 850 that might follow me home...

greyling22
November 7, 2008, 10:56 PM
you can put an ultimak rail on it and a dot scope. if you wanted to do something. I might jsut invest the money in ammo and have fun though.

mattw
November 7, 2008, 10:59 PM
I've got an IAI M1 Carbine. Flawless shooter, I'll be buying more mags for it and some reloading dies soon. Also I will probably ditch the M2 carbine stock for either an M1 or M1A1 replica stock.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/mdw1016/ed.jpg

(I shoot lefty so thats why the mag pouch is on the "wrong" side)

Ron91710
November 24, 2008, 01:55 AM
I bought an Auto Ordnance M1 last week and shot it for the first time today. I had several problems. The magazines are difficult to fully seat in the rifle, and I had ejection problems. I did have 2 different brands of ammo and one brand worked better.

Should I expect a breaking in period or are these problems typical?

Is anyone else having similar problems?

Thanks
Ron

MountainWalk
November 24, 2008, 06:24 AM
I own a Rock-Ola, and a Winchester. The Rock is a better rifle. They are great little guns that are a blast to shoot. I noticed recently that they are sky high in price now. Too bad I love mine. I could use the money. I made some five round mags and its a great little up close bobcat and yote rifle. And contrary to the experts, Ive killed quite a few deer with it cleanly.

U.S.SFC_RET
November 24, 2008, 08:55 AM
With an M1 garand clay targets get busted shooting freehanded in the standing.

Jon Coppenbarger
November 24, 2008, 10:08 AM
I have a winchester that is the typical arsenal rebuild. 1,0022xx barrel 10-42.
Everything inside winchester but the sear. Has the typical arsenal birch m2 pot belly stock, adjustible rear sight and that bayonet lug. I have not fired it yet as the barrel is still full of cosmoline. Need to get more mags and more ammo for it.
Very fun little rifles.

saturno_v
November 24, 2008, 12:28 PM
I would love to get one if it was priced reasonably. I'm not a "pure" collector, I tend to see the utilitarian side of things.

I'm not willing to pay $900 for a M1 Carbine when you can get a brand new AK for under $400 or a used .30 cal full power rifle in very good condition for even less (actually around here you can often get a Remington bolt on sale with a scope for $299)

At $300 or less I would get one Carbine in a heartbeat...original or a similar replica (I mean same caliber, semi-auto) I dont care.

BornAgainBullseye
November 24, 2008, 12:36 PM
Got a Universal!!! Can I hang with you guys??? Just kidding, I would like to get a real one. This one just fell in my lap. Shoots well enough. had to un-stick the gas piston in it to turn it back into a semi auto. It was a straight pull bolt action when I got it.

Frank A
November 24, 2008, 12:53 PM
I have an IBM, put a Choat stock on it and a red dot sight. Makes a nice little shooter, lots of fun, If I could only get it away from my wife, I would like it a lot better. She seems to think it is hers now.

Anyone know where I can get one for me now?:D

nero45acp
November 24, 2008, 01:37 PM
I've had three. An Iver Johnson, a USGI, and an Auto Ordnance. I only have have the AO now, and I'm very pleased with it. It's been 100% reliable. I keep it loaded with Remington's SP cartridges, as my HD rifle/carbine.



nero

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