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info on Universal carbine & Armsort optic

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by radar363, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. radar363

    radar363 Member

    Aug 5, 2012
    Long-time lurker here. I've tried the google but came up short.
    I inherited a rifle I grew up with- a Universal M1 carbine. It is an older model with the GI style trigger group so I assume it's one of the better-made ones, but my Father had some modifications made to it back in the late 90s (rear sight replaced with an S&K scope mount and an Armsport 1.5-4.5x32 scope and a mil-surplus stock) that probably lowered it's value.
    I'm not looking to restore this to it's original condition because I am not convinced that it's worth the cost/effort. I don't plan on getting rid of it either, I wanted to keep it in the family. I wanted to try to find a replacement rear sight and original side-mounted scope mount if it will work with the older receivers.
    Any idea if this optic is worth keeping? I can't find a model number and it seems to be okay glass but can't decide if I should even put optics back on the carbine or just run the iron sights. Can anyone think of anything I may not have considered? Thanks
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