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any M1/30 carbine users out there? SOUND OFF!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by atvalaska, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. atvalaska

    atvalaska Member

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    :) i dont have a left over /from the war 30 carbine but a p-field one it shoots good in 98 % or better cond ...what can u tell me that i have to have w/ this.what do/ have u done to make yours..YOURS?..
     
  2. HorseSoldier

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    I've got a '44 Inland. Great, classic gun.
     
  3. TonyDedo

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    I had a 30 Carbine by Rock River Arsenal. Modern receiver built with USGI parts. It was a POS. I sold it, but held onto my mags and ammo. I foresee an IBM in my future; just waiting for CMP to list more service grade rifles.
     
  4. 1KPerDay

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    National Postal Meter here, rack grade from the CMP. I made it mine when I paid for it. :D
     
  5. BHP FAN

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    I've had four,one Iver Johnson copy,and three GI's.None at the moment,and in California,they're spendy,and hard to come by.Great little guns though.
     
  6. USSR

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  7. JWF III

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    I have several. One all original with the original flip sight and high fore end, no I cut IIRC. One all original with the common rear sight, this is my shooter. One all original M1A1 paratrooper. And one de-milled M2 that was turned SA only. Would love for NFA to be ruled un-const. by SCOTUS, but I'll keep dreaming of turning that back to as original. That's one that is never gonna happen.

    As you can tell I love history, and each milsurp has a history and a story. I prefer to leave my history in tact for the future.

    Wyman
     
  8. FMJMIKE

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    I like my M1 Carbines to be as close to original as possible. I do not like to make them look like a tactical assault rifle. I have three...Two Winchesters and my beloved Rock-Ola..........:D
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  9. Claymore1500

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    I have an "Underwood" I bought as a dealer years ago for $135.00, I had an FFL back before brady came along.

    I wish I could get a couple more at that price, but I don't see it happening.

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  10. nbkky71

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    I've got an early Inland mixmaster that I picked up from the CMP.

    Sadly, I only shoot mine once a year at the M1 carbine match at Camp Perry.
     
  11. mustang 22

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    I have a pair of them, a Rockola sn 6,1xx,xxx and an Inland sn 6,8xx,xxx both in near mint condition. They are more fun than a barrel of monkeys to shoot. One thing I will say about the M1 carbine, those folks that say they are inaccurate probably coudn't hit the broad side of a barn, if they were inside of it. I wouldn't take them to a range longer than 200 meters but both of mine can hold all shots within a six inch circle at a hundred. One of the most fun plinking rifles I have had the pleasure to shoot.:D
     
  12. 56FordGuy

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    I've got a Universal copy. I replaced the broken Iver Johnson plastic folding stock with a nice walnut one, and fixed a few other things to get it shooting. Not very 'tacti-cool', but I did become pretty familiar with it, and I like it.
     
  13. wadcutter45

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    I have an IAI reproduction I bought about 6 or 7 years ago. I paid $380 for it new....great little gun. Shoots my lead bullet handloads just fine. It is my truck rifle when I travel. Love it.
     
  14. doc540

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    Feb.-Nov. 1944 Winchester

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  15. SundownRider

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    I've got an Auto Ordnance that I just love. Dealer nearby has a Winchester for about 850 that might follow me home...
     
  16. greyling22

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    you can put an ultimak rail on it and a dot scope. if you wanted to do something. I might jsut invest the money in ammo and have fun though.
     
  17. mattw

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    I've got an IAI M1 Carbine. Flawless shooter, I'll be buying more mags for it and some reloading dies soon. Also I will probably ditch the M2 carbine stock for either an M1 or M1A1 replica stock.

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    (I shoot lefty so thats why the mag pouch is on the "wrong" side)
     
  18. Ron91710

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    I bought an Auto Ordnance M1 last week and shot it for the first time today. I had several problems. The magazines are difficult to fully seat in the rifle, and I had ejection problems. I did have 2 different brands of ammo and one brand worked better.

    Should I expect a breaking in period or are these problems typical?

    Is anyone else having similar problems?

    Thanks
    Ron
     
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  19. MountainWalk

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    I own a Rock-Ola, and a Winchester. The Rock is a better rifle. They are great little guns that are a blast to shoot. I noticed recently that they are sky high in price now. Too bad I love mine. I could use the money. I made some five round mags and its a great little up close bobcat and yote rifle. And contrary to the experts, Ive killed quite a few deer with it cleanly.
     
  20. U.S.SFC_RET

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    With an M1 garand clay targets get busted shooting freehanded in the standing.
     
  21. Jon Coppenbarger

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    I have a winchester that is the typical arsenal rebuild. 1,0022xx barrel 10-42.
    Everything inside winchester but the sear. Has the typical arsenal birch m2 pot belly stock, adjustible rear sight and that bayonet lug. I have not fired it yet as the barrel is still full of cosmoline. Need to get more mags and more ammo for it.
    Very fun little rifles.
     
  22. saturno_v

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    I would love to get one if it was priced reasonably. I'm not a "pure" collector, I tend to see the utilitarian side of things.

    I'm not willing to pay $900 for a M1 Carbine when you can get a brand new AK for under $400 or a used .30 cal full power rifle in very good condition for even less (actually around here you can often get a Remington bolt on sale with a scope for $299)

    At $300 or less I would get one Carbine in a heartbeat...original or a similar replica (I mean same caliber, semi-auto) I dont care.
     
  23. BornAgainBullseye

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    Got a Universal!!! Can I hang with you guys??? Just kidding, I would like to get a real one. This one just fell in my lap. Shoots well enough. had to un-stick the gas piston in it to turn it back into a semi auto. It was a straight pull bolt action when I got it.
     
  24. Frank A

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    I have an IBM, put a Choat stock on it and a red dot sight. Makes a nice little shooter, lots of fun, If I could only get it away from my wife, I would like it a lot better. She seems to think it is hers now.

    Anyone know where I can get one for me now?:D
     
  25. nero45acp

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    I've had three. An Iver Johnson, a USGI, and an Auto Ordnance. I only have have the AO now, and I'm very pleased with it. It's been 100% reliable. I keep it loaded with Remington's SP cartridges, as my HD rifle/carbine.



    nero
     
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