Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by KrankyKraut, Jul 3, 2007.
You buy a new M1 carbine for $600
You buy a Used USGI for $500.
You want to sell your Used USGI you can sell it for $500 or more because they are going up in value. If you put in a new barrel you can get even more.
You want to sell your now used New M1 carbine you might get 500 or less for it.
One will gain value one won't.
Also if you buy from CMP you will get a great deal price wise, and the barrels should be very good. The M1 carbines are all rated at Service grade, which means its in great to good condition. The parts should be nice too. I bought a Rack grade Garand from them which is lower in condition then the Service Grade and the only bad part was a spring that cost my 3 bucks, and the stock it beat to hell but i love it. My 2 Garand service grade look like...well like new.
To put my actions to my words, i have a CMP M1 carbine heading to my house sometime this month. I hope
Personally, I think a worn USGI carbine is probably more likely to be reliable than a new one by Kahr.
See linky below for photos.
Buy a USGI carbine.
They are getting a little pricey, but you can get a really nice shooter with no import marks for about $600.-$700. It will be well worth the money. The same gun could have been had about 6 months ago for probably around $500.-$550. You'll not only be getting a great gun that will go up in value, but it will have a certain cool factor that you won't get with a Kahr. As far as the barrel goes, you don't have to worry too much about them. Most of the M1s have been re-barreled and the 30 carbine ammo was non-corosive anyway. Check Gunbroker and some of the other on-line auctions to get an idea of what they are selling for. Don't let the prices of the collector grade M1s scare you away Be patient and do your homework. I learned alot from some of the guys at the range where I shoot. It will be worth the time and investment! Good luck
If you just want a shooter, look for a used (AO/IAI/Kahr), should be able to pick one up for $400 or so.
If you want a shooter that is a piece of history and will keep or increase its value, go US GI.
I went for the Inland first. I may buy a Kahr someday just so I don't beat up my nice Inland.
I like my Inland, so you should have an idea of my vote
Its a close race only time will tell who wins.
I hope this answered your question, please tell us what you end up getting and we want pics.
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