IBM Flipper photos


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FMJMIKE
June 24, 2012, 05:04 PM
I picked up this IBM M1 Carbine a few months ago. Here are a few photos.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/IBMF1.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/IBMF2.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/IBMF3.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/IBMF4.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/IBMF5.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/IBMF6.jpg

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Carl N. Brown
June 24, 2012, 05:21 PM
That is a IBM in WWII issue format: high wood M1 stock, "L" sight, thin barrel band w/o bayo lug, button safety, two-nib mag catch.

My IBM re-import from South Korea was "upgraded" with M2 stock, adjustable sight, barrelband w. bayo lug, flip wing safety, three-nib mag catch.

The WWII era guns are a better value on the collectible market. Color me envious.

Slyy
June 24, 2012, 06:45 PM
Like it!! Just picked up a Winchester myself not too long ago. First carbine for me. A riot of a fun gun!

taliv
June 24, 2012, 09:18 PM
man, i wish we still made rifles :) i'd love to see what our Research guys could come up with if we turned them loose on something cooler than winning Jeopardy!

johnmcl
June 25, 2012, 09:42 AM
I believe those IBM M1 Carbines were manufactured in Owego, NY. That plant still exists, but as a Lockheed Martin office facility. I remember seeing bolt holes in the floor for the tooling. Now I'm wondering if some remote warehouse in rural NY has the tooling, forgotten by all.

Taliv, I bet you Dave M. could get a plasma rifle out of Research pretty quickly....

taliv
June 25, 2012, 09:45 AM
John, you're probably right!

would be interesting to find out.

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