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M1 Carbine ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by selector67, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. selector67

    selector67 Member

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    I'm thinking of buying an M1 carbine because they seem like just fun guns to shoot, but the price of the WW2 carbines are just so darn expensive, I was wondering who makes the best and most affordable civilian M1 carbine.:confused:
     
  2. lionking

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    "best" and "most affordable "won't go together on my main response which is a Universal carbine.You will see some who regard it as next to trash,but I bought one for $200,its my shoot shoot shoot,hardly clean it gun.Its always functioned fine...for now.

    Iver Johnson,IMI...(was'nt Springfield inc suppose to sell them?)are other brand names but none will be as good as a original.Blue sky imported a few years ago,you might find one of those.

    if you can cough up the dough get a real G.I.

    yes they are FUN,and good for non gun people and women to shoot also.Another reason I bought that Universal.
     
  3. Wes Janson

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    What about the new Auto-Ord ones?
     
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    Last I saw, there were some IAI carbines around in the $500 range. I see one occasionally at gun shows.
    AutoOrdnance makes a WWII version carbine for $900 MSRP that is supposed to be real nice. I am not sure what they are actually selling for. I think it is a bit less.
    http://www.tommygun.com/ao_aom110_f.html
     
  5. Shifty

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    auto ordnance new 700 bucks. but i bet you could get em closer to 500. supposed to be better quality than the old hack jobs they were doing. my auto ordnance 1911 WW2 edition is a champ. going on 5000 rounds with no issues other than the odd failure to go fully to battery with crappy (weak) ammo.
     
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    My freind has the M1-carbine His father used in WWII.

    He was a Seabee in WWII, im not sure where but i think Guadalcanal. Yes, it killed japs.
     
  7. nbkky71

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    I've got an IAI M1 carbine and it runs fine. IAI carbines were hit-or-miss when they were available: some ran great & some took a little TLC to get running.

    The only problem I had with mine was a chipped extractor, which was replaced with a USGI one.

    selector67, I sent you a PM. I've got a carbine for sale if you're interested.
     
  8. Dave Markowitz

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    Of the clones I'd consider an Iver Johnson if it had a known good history, or a newly made Auto Ordnance. I had an IJ that I bought new in the early 80s and its bolt was too soft, which allowed the locking lugs to peen. It had to go back to the factory.

    If you can swing it, save up for a GI Carbine. Inlands are usually the cheapest, being the most common.

    Gratuitous Carbine porn (Rock Ola on the left and Underwood on the right):

    [​IMG]
     
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