I want an Inland M-1 Carbine, but...


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bernie
August 3, 2009, 01:25 PM
the CMP is sold out of Service grade carbines. They have Rack grade rifles but they might need work such as a new barrel, etc. Who rebarrels M-1 Carbines with new barrels and what is the cost? Also, do you think I would be better off just to get a service grade from another maker such as National Postal Meter from the CMP?

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minutemen1776
August 3, 2009, 01:48 PM
If you can travel to a CMP store, you might find an Inland rack grade with a good barrel. Since .30 Carbine was never corrosive, a lot of the M1 Carbine bores look pretty nice. Otherwise, I'd just buy one of the other makes in service grade. The $70-$80 price difference over the Inland would surely be less than the cost of rebarreling a carbine. Rebarreling a carbine might also negatively affect the value of an otherwise original rifle.

NC-Mike
August 3, 2009, 01:57 PM
I was at the South store in June and got a fantastic field grade Inland that had a Bavarian stamp on the trigger guard. That may have been the only reason it was graded rack because it was one of the nicest carbines in the store.

The Bavarian stamped carbines are due to be put on the website soon so more Inlands may become available.

sarge83
August 3, 2009, 02:25 PM
"If you can travel to a CMP store, you might find an Inland rack grade with a good barrel. Since .30 Carbine was never corrosive, a lot of the M1 Carbine bores look pretty nice. Otherwise, I'd just buy one of the other makes in service grade. The $70-$80 price difference over the Inland would surely be less than the cost of rebarreling a carbine. Rebarreling a carbine might also negatively affect the value of an otherwise original rifle."

Agreed, if you can drive to the north or south store, you can find diamonds in the rough in the rack grades. Just check the bores with a bore gauge and visually.

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