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M1 carbine help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Gutpile00, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Gutpile00

    Gutpile00 Carson, Washington New Member

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    I'm looking at getting a m1 carbine. I know nothing about them. Looking for a modest price and good reliability. Looking for suggestions and recommendations.
     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Talk to u/nibbs, he's got an imported one to sell.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Avoid ones made by Universal. They'll put you off owning an M1.
     
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  4. frauhunter

    frauhunter Central Oregon Member

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    Best bet is USGI. As previously noted, Universals have issues and I've heard complaints about the IAI and Thompson Centerfire (Auto-Ordinance) offerings as well. The only third party mfg I'd be prepared to suggest you consider would be Fulton Armory (http://www.fulton-armory.com/M1-Carbine.aspx) - and you will pay dearly for one of theirs ($1,400+). They are also a good source for mags, clips, parts, pieces, and various sundry items.

    As Secretary of State, the Wicked Witch of the East banned all further re-imports of USGI M1 carbines. CMP completely exhausted their stock a year or so back, although they may have a few collector types for auction - also not inexpensive. There are quite a few still around however, including a couple here in the classifieds. You might want to try your local Big 5 store, presuming you have one - I bought mine from them on an impulse about 3 years back and came home with a very clean Inland.

    Ex Gladio Libertas
     
  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    The Fulton's are not that good. Go with GI. Half the reason for owning the 30 carbine is history. And there is no history in a reproduction!

    I have owned, shot and repaired a great many 30 carbines. And GI guns are easy to repair. And need repair less often [almost never]. Not hard to get your head around when you consider they were the only ones That went through a military inspection proses.

    And why but a $850 clone. When good GI guns are out there for $650? I just bought a five digit Inland with a like new barrel last year for that. The trick is to know what to look for. Many look like $hit. You need to see them for what they could be when cleaned up. Also the GI guns hold there value.

    I mean really? Do you want to hand a clone worth jack down to your kids? Or a real 30 carbine from WWII!

    I do miss the $417 dollar CMP carbines. But there are still good deals out there.

    Start your collection today.
     
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  6. Gutpile00

    Gutpile00 Carson, Washington New Member

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    Thanks for the help
     
  7. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Plus 1 on the Fulton Armory M1
     
  8. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Remember Nibbs likes IPA!!