YIKES! M1 Carbines at GM


November 24, 2008, 01:01 PM
Local Gander Mountain had a rack of M1 carbines for sale. VERY rough, not a clean piece in the bunch.

All of them priced at $849.:what:

Guess I've been out of the loop a while.:cool:

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November 24, 2008, 01:39 PM
My local gander mountain has one pretty beat up M1 carbine for around that ridiculous price I believe.

For a couple of years they had mosin 91/30 rifles priced at $179.99, they finally dropped them down to $79.99 recently. They must of gotten tired of having them sit on the shelf so long.

November 24, 2008, 04:24 PM
M1 carbines caught my eye....$999. Last time I had a laugh that good was when I saw Seinfeld in Vegas a few years back!

November 24, 2008, 04:48 PM
CMP all the way, let goose mt. keep their overpriced crap...

November 24, 2008, 06:18 PM
My older manager has one [hes 73] that he bought back in a catalog back in the day for 22 bucks. I told him id pay him any amount he wanted that was reasonable but he just wont give it up =[

November 24, 2008, 06:24 PM
Big 5 has been 'selling' those $999 M1 Carbines for sometime now. I'm just waiting for the realization that they're not selling to jump in.....then, if they come close to CMP prices, I may have to buy one.

November 24, 2008, 06:35 PM
Sportsmans has Auto Ordnance for $700... this a good price?

November 24, 2008, 06:45 PM
Auto Ordnance M1 carbines are not USGI.

November 24, 2008, 09:31 PM
Wow. Where do all of you live? They've got some M1 Carbines for under $200 dollars down at Showmeshooters in Claycomo, MO. M1 Garands for only a little more (some the same price).

November 24, 2008, 09:48 PM
I've been looking for an M1 for a while now. I didn't recieve the one my grandfather had. I guess the M1A I have will work for now.

November 24, 2008, 09:51 PM
Paladin... Seriously? Like... For real?

Maybe it's time for my father and I to drop by...

Ignition Override
November 24, 2008, 10:07 PM

I bought an AO carbine in Oct. '07. It was my first gun purchase (am 53).
Anyway, after about two months of taking care of it and being gentle, oiled but never 'broken down' and never dropped or banged around, the bolt came up a bit out of the track and was stuck.

It was kaputt, and was shipped back to the factory for free repairs. It was fine after the repair, but the store I sold it to back in Feb. or March still has the rifle on display, with a large magazine. I sold it being more disappointed and irked with the company which built it than the rifle itself. For decades had always liked the look of US carbines. Since then have bought two used Minis (14 and 30) and an SKS (plus a second MN 44), with no problems at all with any of them. The 14 was built in '90. All of these are rugged and reliable with good mags and fairly clean chambers.
There is not a doubt, in my opinion, that AOs are over-priced.
But it still looks perfect and might be one of the best around. And the original magazine spring would barely feed at all.
It was almost a 'bolt-action AO carbine' the first time I used it.

Maybe a few brand-new guns here and there can break, and that might be normal, but my point is that customers apparently do not want barely-used AOs, and back in the spring and summer, brand-new types sat in stores a while before they sold. If you want to trade it in later you might be out of luck, unless Congress decides to do something really stupid in a year or two if/when they take their focus off the financial crisis and growing unemployment.

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