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Can't Find Any Carbines!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nolo, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. Nolo

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    I want to purchase an M1 Carbine later in life (or convince my dad to get me one for my birthday), and so I looked around on the internet for some. I didn't really find any, save some weird-looking ones for over $2,000, which, as I understand is, is far more than they should cost. Anyway, I was wondering where you guys find M1 Carbines, is anyone still making them and are they affordable?
     
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    Century Arms has them now!!

    THE M1 CARBINES ARE C&R



    ALSO RI1470-G…THE G = GOOD CONDITION



    David Kennedy

    Century Arms

    800-999-4899 ext 6
     
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    CMP should have some next year, which is where I am going to buy my carbine from next summer.
     
  5. 30Cal

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    CMP will be taking Underwood orders Sept 4, 2007.

    Ty
     
  6. Nolo

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    All of the Carbines from the CMP have bayonet mounts, can you take those off (they seem alot like an eyesore to me)?
     
  7. Sunray

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    "...some next year..." The CMP is taking orders for Underwood made carbines now. Other manufacurers through 2008 and 2009.
    "...Century Arms has them now!!..." Any firearm Century has had their hands on is suspect. They have no concept of QC. They're NOT listing anything but manuals and a few parts.
    "...still making them..." Auto Ordnance is making a copy. MSRP is $777. They seem to be selling for less though.
     
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    You can find them at pretty much any gun show, in my experience, though quality can vary widely and prices have been climbing.

    I'd probably go with the CMP route provided you can are eligible and can get your paperwork sorted out. Sooner rather than later would seem to be the best way to go, given how fast the Inlands went.
     
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    Yeah, I may just have to do that.
     
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    Whaa? Of course they have bayonet "mounts" on them. They are military issued rifles. It's not an eyesore, it's a functional piece of U.S History.
     
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    "All of the Carbines from the CMP have bayonet mounts, can you take those off (they seem a lot like an eyesore to me)?"

    You can always pick up a Type 1 or 2 band from places like Fulton Armory if you're looking for an authentic early WWII look.

    But the Type 3 band, with the bayonet lug, is probably ther best bet foraccuracy.

    I have one carbine that came with the original narrow Type 1 band and the receiver kept shifting after about every 5 rounds. I bought a Type 3 and replaced the Type 1 band after two range trips with it. Replacing the band means removing the front sight and isn't too hard, if you're careful.

    The Type 2 is a slightly wider band and improives accuracy and consistency a little but the Type 3 with the lug is your best bet if you want it as a reliable shooter IMHO.
     
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