what is it worth? israel arms m1 carbine.....


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yongxingfreesty
May 29, 2009, 11:16 AM
israel arms inc out of houston m1 carbine?

is this better than inland m1 carbines?

thanks

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USSR
May 29, 2009, 12:00 PM
Commercially made M1 Carbines are never better than USGI Carbines; it's just a question of how far behind they are.

Don

yongxingfreesty
May 29, 2009, 01:23 PM
what dollar value would you put on that IAI made m1 carbine?

USSR
May 29, 2009, 02:09 PM
USGI Carbine are available from the CMP for $419 - $575, so I personally would spring for the real deal.

Don

JT'sDad
May 29, 2009, 04:33 PM
I purchased my IAI M1 Carbine earlier this year for $450. It was in like new condition and came with 4 mags. The IAI in my opinion is the best of the non-GI versions. They interchange with all GI parts and mine was manufactured around 1999-2000. Here is a link to a couple pictures of mine.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=450598
Mine shoots great, has never malfunctioned in any way. I have shot almost every .30 Carbine ammo type through her except Wolf.
I am quite happy with the Ramline stock I picked up too.
Big +1 if you can pick up an IAI M1 Carbine.

Maverick223
May 29, 2009, 06:55 PM
is this better than inland m1 carbines?Does it need to be, the USGI ones have been great for me. Idont know about Israel Arms but the Universal Carbines stunk...a lot. I have heard that the new Thomson M1 Carbines aren't that reliable either.

JT'sDad
May 30, 2009, 09:51 AM
Let us know what you go with and then post some pictures.

yongxingfreesty
May 30, 2009, 09:51 AM
thanks, so no go on this one?

http://texasguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=21717

JT'sDad
May 30, 2009, 10:18 AM
I would say no. Again I really like my IAI but I have seen more than one, mine included, in the $400-$500 range. Keep looking you'll find the right one at the right price.

Maverick223
May 30, 2009, 11:25 AM
I would say no.Agreed, wait for a USGI one (not that much more with unquestionable reliability).

JT'sDad
May 30, 2009, 07:48 PM
I would not hesitate to buy the IAI model just not at $700 big ones.
Mine has never given any problems whatsoever.

yongxingfreesty
May 30, 2009, 11:17 PM
Should I trade my wasr-2(5.45x39)?
Is it a fair trade?

Sunray
May 30, 2009, 11:41 PM
IAI carbines had some QC issues. Quality was hit or miss. Certainly not better than an issue carbine.
"...The IAI in my opinion is the best of the non-GI versions...." Plainfields before Iver Johnson bought them out. Had mine for over 30 years and have never had any problems a bath didn't fix. Milsurp parts fit on them too, but I've never needed any parts. Loves Speer 110 grain HP's with IMR4227.
"...the new Thomson M1 Carbines..." Kahr/AutoOrdnance carbines are too expensive. $899 MSRP. $1,030 MSRP for their 'Para-stocked' version.

yongxingfreesty
June 1, 2009, 11:39 AM
okie doke, ill keep my wasr2 then. i see some i like on aimsurp

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