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Ban Over?who Cares, My M1 Carbine Is More Fun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Wildalaska, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

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    So therer me and spiffy was, armed to the teeth, Colt Commando Assault Rifle with Beta C mag marked Law Enforcement, Bushie M4gery semi auto with a 14.5 bbl and a Vortex with 30 rround Colt LE mags, SIG 228 with 13 round LE mag...hey the ban is over...

    And after shredding a B27 sil with the machine gun (then letting it cool as smoke drifted lazily from the vent holes in the handguard), and playing tactical fat boy ninja with the Bushie and the reflex (62 grain ammo groups real nice!), popped a few from my buddy Hans 500 S&W, I whipped out..

    Yes the old relaible M1 partroper carbine....just sat there and filled the torso of that target with anemic 110 grainers....you can see the cases spin lazily up in the air as you shoot...no recoil....just pop pop pop pop pop

    Yeah the AWB expration is fine fer you younguns, but ya know what, back in the 1980s I was burning ammo out of FALs and Tommy guns, and FNCs and MP5s and HK 21s and AUGs and so on and so forth....guess Im getting older and those old wood stock veterans just give me abit more of a thrill..

    I think Ill get a Springfield next...

    Guess once I get one of those, and finish my FAL build, and hopefully the SIG 550(s) will show up (if I have extras anyone want?) I can try to get the Holy Grail...a 100% condition Imperial Mosin Nagant :)


    WildgunfunAlaska
     
  2. wasrjoe

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    I have a thing for WWII-50s era semi-auto battle rifles. SKSs, FN-49s, Garands, SVTs, Mas 49s, you know, them sexah little thangs...

    Sacre bleu! There are so many rifles I need to get. :(
     
  3. WhoKnowsWho

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    I think I would prefer the Garand I don't have yet over the M1 Carbine... :D

    Heck, I'll just play WWII and pit my Arisakas and such on the table. Assault rifles? It assaults fine on its own with wood and everything! :D

    (I still want a 11.5" barrel with flash hider welded on for the AR..." :cool:
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    I care, and so should you, as it was an infringement upon ALL our rights, whether it interested us or not!
     
  5. MrMurphy

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    So get some brand new 15 round M1 carbine mags, and some 30s while you're at it.
     
  6. halvey

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    Won't the expiration be good for your business though?
     
  7. Bwana John

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    Yea, and a M-2 conversion kit is even more fun!
     
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  8. goon

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    Hopefully there will be some new production M1A1 Partroopers now that the ban is dead.
    So see, it does matter.;)
     
  9. Badger Arms

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    Post-Post guns are going to sell well in the near term, return to pre-94 levels soon enough, but they never will get back to pre-89 duldroms. It's amazing, but when you are told of the forbidden fruit, you desire it that much more. All this media hype and hoopla about such a minor thing as a threaded barrel and bayonet lug causes the buying public to desire such things. They desired such things on cars too. Who needs tail-fins? Who needs rocket-shaped tail lights? Who needs a fender shaped like an aircraft engine cowling? Well, nobody did but it was really easy to sell cars so-equipped at one time.
     
  10. halvey

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    I think Wildalaska means that to have fun you don't need 30 rounds.

    But maybe I should let WildIdontwannaspeakforhimAlaska chime in.
     
  11. Badger Arms

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    You don't need one round to have fun. You do WANT 30 rounds to have fun, though.
     
  12. Wildalaska

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    I meant who cares in terms of fun, not politics.......

    Never was in the biz of selling prebans. Instead of selling 10 round glock mags for $25, Ill sell normal caps for $25

    Thats what I want!

    Wildm2Alaska
     
  13. AirPower

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    did someone say Sig 550? :)

    With ATF's open letter, what's the outlook on importing arms?
     
  14. Sactown

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    What? Someone mention a group buy on M1 Carbines? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Sven

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    That M1 Carbine is a FUN GUN!
     
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    Wa - Do they still go "ka-ching" when they cycle?


    00theyalwaysmadeafunnysoundwhenIshotthemintheairforce07
     
  17. JNewell

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    To me, it always sounded kinda like someone rattling the dishes around, but yeah, same sound...

    Few rifles are as good at producing grins...except I always feel hosed when I pay for the ammo...mebbe need to start reloading that stuff...
     
  18. AZRickD

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    Yes, Josh Sugarman of VPC did work which cut both ways. He advertised for a product many of us never considered buying but now we consider it the must-have center piece of our collections.

    On the other hand, the AW Ban over the last ten years made some anti-legislatures think that the ban must be the status-quo of gun statutes.

    The fight is not yet over. Stock up so you can give some to your children, grand children, and deserving neighbors. ;)

    Rick
     
  19. Wildalaska

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    Yes they still go kaching!

    WildilikenagantrevolversevenmoreAlaska
     
  20. Schuey2002

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    Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me !! :evil:

    How much?? :eek:
     
  21. Little Loudmouth

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    I've shot an M1 (my dad's). Didn't pull the stock in tight enough and got hammered in the shoulder. But still...you gotta like the classic wood-stocked M1.

    LittlesyntheticstocksfeelnastyLoudmouth
     
  22. RevDisk

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    :cuss:

    Maybe someday I'll have one of each of those on my wall... Someday... :(

    Darn FOPA.
     
  23. mhdishere

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    Unfortunately for those of us in NJ, the M1 Carbine is classified as an "assault weapon" and therefore is a no-no. I'll just have to get a Garand instead :D

    I've heard there's an M1 Carbine "clone" that's legal, but since I'm not in the market for one I havn't bothered to follow-up on it.
     
  24. Biff

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    I second Sactown's motion...

    ...besides, I find wood and steel much more satisfying than plastic and aluminum!

    M1 carbine would be fun to hunt ptarmigan with!
     
  25. Dr.Rob

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    (waits for Wildalaska to proclaim the SVT the bee's knees)

    I thought the M-1 was a great way to 'beat the ban'... zillions of magazines and it's not on anyone's "list".

    Though it's still 'light' for a rifle, it's better than a pistol.

    Anyone ever do a three gun match dressed as a WW2 marine? (Carbine, 1897 Trench Gun, 1911?)

    Just a thought.

    Anyway, I think the other cool thing about the Carbine is the weight, or lack thereof. Picking up an M-1 Carbine is like picking up a .22... it's light, you can carry a lot of bullets. For that reason alone a lot of GI's liked the carbine. Sure it wasn't a rifle... but up close it didn't matter much.
     
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