M1 30 carbine


February 24, 2011, 11:43 AM
Plain and straight. A kid has a 30 carbine made ny ge for sell for 300. Dont know crap about them. I know its a 40s to 50s carbine butthats it. Is it worth it. Told its in good shape

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February 24, 2011, 11:47 AM
that sounds real cheap for that. I don't know anything about them but the price is way low.

February 24, 2011, 11:53 AM
I have bought them for that, you should buy it. The value of the carbines is based on who made them but any in working order is worth 300. They are a pretty sorry caliber but for 300 you can make a little money or keep it. Everybody needs one.

February 24, 2011, 01:34 PM
He said ge but i know theyre a couple differenbt divisions. He also said its a paratrooper. Is there any way to change it to 308? Im waitibg for him to get off work to check it out

February 24, 2011, 01:54 PM
I don't think anybody would sell a genuine paratrooper m1 for $300. The folding stock alone if original is worth $300 by itself. Be wary b

February 24, 2011, 02:00 PM
I'm not an expert on the m1 carbines, but I'd say its definitely something that you don't want to put into .308. I've heard the .30 Carbine ammo is more of a really hot pistol round than a real rifle round. Then you've got clearance issues with the action cycling a .308. IIRC, the rounds are different lengths and the .30 Carbine is a straight wall case.

Price does seem a bit low, but you never know why that might be. Maybe he just hasn't done any research on its value and is just pulling a number out of thin air. Or it could be a Katrina gun. Just be sure to check it out and make sure the internals look ok.

February 24, 2011, 02:16 PM
He said ge but i know theyre a couple differenbt divisions. It wasn't produced by GE, but probably by GM.

He also said its a paratrooper.Paratrooper stocks are cool, and even a reproduction stock is worth a couple of hundred bucks.

Is there any way to change it to 308?An M1 Carbine is chambered in the .30 Carbine round. It is .308" diameter, but there are NO other similarities. Not even in the same basic ballpark. A .30 Carbine is roughly equivalent to a .357 Magnum. Trying to make the gun even fit, let alone handle the energy and pressures of, a .308 Win. would be ... well, lets just say, when you get the rifle in your hands you will probably laugh at yourself for asking the question. :)

February 24, 2011, 02:29 PM
ge did build m1 carbines (general electric). it was probably made a paratrooper, if it looks like it is in good shape its worth 300 anyway regardles of manufacture, ge or inland

February 24, 2011, 02:43 PM
I've never heard of any M1 Carbines made by General Electric, and none of sites dedicated to those rifles list GE as a manufacturer.

The usual list is:
Inland Division, General Motors
Winchester Repeating Arms
Saginaw Steering Gear Division General Motors
Underwood Elliot Fisher
National Postal Meter
Quality Hardware Manufacturing Corp.
International Business Machines
Standard Products
Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation
Commercial Controls Corporation

So, if you've seen a "GE" made gun, it must be pretty rare!

Jim K
February 24, 2011, 02:43 PM
Nope, General Electric never made carbines. The Inland division of General Motors did, but GM itself didn't.

$300 would be a good price for any WWII GI carbine, especially an M1A1 (folding stock) but I wouldn't give that for some of the copies made post-war.


February 24, 2011, 02:59 PM
I didnt say Id seen one but ive never seen a Rockola either. I had a book dedicated to the M1 carbines that listed ge maybe they just made parts or recievers like singer or something. I could be wrong but either way any working carbine is well worth 300

February 24, 2011, 03:03 PM
While were on the subject I never understood why anyone would pay double or triple for one with mixed parts simply because it says rock-ola. If all the parts match I get it, but most have been rebuilt multiple times. The only place my winchester says that or has a W is on the reciever.

February 24, 2011, 05:21 PM
Ill check it out and if i decide to ill post some pics tomorrow. Thanks for all the feedback guys

February 24, 2011, 07:48 PM
".308"? Can't be done since there isn't enough material to rechamber for the more powerful round.

"Commercial Controls Corporation"? That's a GI M1 carbine manufacturer I wasn't aware of.

All GI carbines were made during WWII.

February 24, 2011, 08:35 PM
Well i got it its an inland sn 5285510. Ill get some pics on the barrel its stamped 4-44? Whats tge date? Is it a 44?

February 24, 2011, 11:47 PM
The barrel is 1944 and the serial number resolves to 1944 as well. If the barrel is marked Inland then you have an "Inland/Inland" which is a little more coveted.http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__lfEllzo3Ck/Rsd5rRBh1EI/AAAAAAAAAs0/u_8pudFcTmM/s200/HPIM2219.JPG

February 25, 2011, 12:09 PM
Well i got pics andthe wife took her laptop so i cant post them. I know no pic no proof. Im tying to email the moderator my pics.

Jim K
March 6, 2011, 10:42 PM
National Postal Meter changed their name to Commercial Controls Corporation only a few days before the end of their carbine production. Reportedly only 239 receivers were actually marked "Commercial Controls" so they would be very rare.


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