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what is it worth? israel arms m1 carbine.....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by yongxingfreesty, May 29, 2009.

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  1. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    israel arms inc out of houston m1 carbine?

    is this better than inland m1 carbines?

    thanks
     
  2. USSR

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    Commercially made M1 Carbines are never better than USGI Carbines; it's just a question of how far behind they are.

    Don
     
  3. yongxingfreesty

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    what dollar value would you put on that IAI made m1 carbine?
     
  4. USSR

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    USGI Carbine are available from the CMP for $419 - $575, so I personally would spring for the real deal.

    Don
     
  5. JT'sDad

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    I purchased my IAI M1 Carbine earlier this year for $450. It was in like new condition and came with 4 mags. The IAI in my opinion is the best of the non-GI versions. They interchange with all GI parts and mine was manufactured around 1999-2000. Here is a link to a couple pictures of mine.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=450598
    Mine shoots great, has never malfunctioned in any way. I have shot almost every .30 Carbine ammo type through her except Wolf.
    I am quite happy with the Ramline stock I picked up too.
    Big +1 if you can pick up an IAI M1 Carbine.
     
  6. Maverick223

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    Does it need to be, the USGI ones have been great for me. Idont know about Israel Arms but the Universal Carbines stunk...a lot. I have heard that the new Thomson M1 Carbines aren't that reliable either.
     
  7. JT'sDad

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    Let us know what you go with and then post some pictures.
     
  8. yongxingfreesty

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    I would say no. Again I really like my IAI but I have seen more than one, mine included, in the $400-$500 range. Keep looking you'll find the right one at the right price.
     
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    Agreed, wait for a USGI one (not that much more with unquestionable reliability).
     
  11. JT'sDad

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    I would not hesitate to buy the IAI model just not at $700 big ones.
    Mine has never given any problems whatsoever.
     
  12. yongxingfreesty

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    Should I trade my wasr-2(5.45x39)?
    Is it a fair trade?
     
  13. Sunray

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    IAI carbines had some QC issues. Quality was hit or miss. Certainly not better than an issue carbine.
    "...The IAI in my opinion is the best of the non-GI versions...." Plainfields before Iver Johnson bought them out. Had mine for over 30 years and have never had any problems a bath didn't fix. Milsurp parts fit on them too, but I've never needed any parts. Loves Speer 110 grain HP's with IMR4227.
    "...the new Thomson M1 Carbines..." Kahr/AutoOrdnance carbines are too expensive. $899 MSRP. $1,030 MSRP for their 'Para-stocked' version.
     
  14. yongxingfreesty

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    okie doke, ill keep my wasr2 then. i see some i like on aimsurp
     
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