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IBM Flipper photos

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FMJMIKE, Jun 24, 2012.

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  1. FMJMIKE

    FMJMIKE Member

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    I picked up this IBM M1 Carbine a few months ago. Here are a few photos.
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  2. Carl N. Brown

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    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.
     
  3. Slyy

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    Like it!! Just picked up a Winchester myself not too long ago. First carbine for me. A riot of a fun gun!
     
  4. taliv

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    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!
     
  5. johnmcl

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    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....
     
  6. taliv

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    John, you're probably right!

    would be interesting to find out.
     
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