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Posted: 9/2/2001 12:50:28 PM EST
who offers good M1 carbines
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 1:12:32 PM EST
thanks raf.
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 1:19:17 PM EST
nope. I shot one today for the first time and thought it was pretty sweet....it was hitting pretty much dead on at 100 yards.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 1:20:43 PM EST
How about the m1 carbine(m888)from IAI. [url]http://www.israelarms.com/flash/iai.html[/url]
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 1:35:39 PM EST
raf...just interested what would be on your list of things to buy...before the m1 carbine?
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 1:50:08 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:00:44 PM EST
Yup that sounds about right. Looks like I'm right on track but I'm missing a .308 battle rifle......I can't decide which to get and the nice ones cost too much cash.
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:07:36 PM EST
I built my own. [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=182940&a=13596304&p=52603833&Sequence=0&res=high[/img] Springfield Armory is selling new forged M-1 Carbine receivers for around $120. Parts kits can be bought for around $250. Spend a little more and get a brand new barrel. Add approximately $75 to have a gunsmith install and headspace the barrel. Mine shoots flawlessly and accuracy is better than any of the WWII carbines I've shot.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:28:57 PM EST
I really like shooting my M1 Carbine. I just got in 500 rounds of Federal from AMMOMAN about 3 weeks ago. Every gun show I go to I pick up 15 and 30 round magazines (USGI) that are brand new. I have some 5 separate contractors so far in the 15 rounders. Plenty of USGI carbines at gun shows of good condition for around $400. One guy at the gun show has a large supply of new to mint condition parts for the USGI one. He even had a new paratrooper stock for $250. I only bought some trigger springs this time.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:29:13 PM EST
hey raf....I'm a little slow. What's so bad about a post ban m1 carbine
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:30:57 PM EST
Princeton, where didja get your parts kit from?
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:35:13 PM EST
Princeton, please read my first post above. RE: new-manufactured receivers.
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Actually as I understand the 1994 AW Ban the only M-1 Carbines that are actually assault weapons are the ones that had a folding stock prior to the ban. Standard M-1 carbines only had one evil feature, the bayonet lug, so they were never assault weapons as defined by the ban. Putting a folding stock or even a flash hider on a WWII carbine today that didn't have one prior to the ban would be technically making an assault weapon.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:39:15 PM EST
So how about that parts kit eh?
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:40:55 PM EST
Princeton, where didja get your parts kit from?
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I got my kit from Southeast Military Parts. Their web site is at: [url]usgunparts.com[/url] The parts were in very good condition and arrived within one week.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:44:41 PM EST
Actually, the mag isn't an evil feature at all. Semi auto rifles that accept detachable mags are allowed one feature to be legal. In the case of the M-1 carbine it would be the bayonet lug/mount.
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:53:03 PM EST
The price of the parts kit is now 279 + 75 with a new barrel.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:53:36 PM EST
This works better.. [url]http://www.usgunparts.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 2:55:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raf: Step 1: a good, reliable .308 battle rifle. The STG58A by DSA, sold by FAC comes to mind. M1 Garand from ODCMP at a minimum. Step 2: A good, reliable service pistol. 9mm minimum, .45ACP good, .40S+W best. Step 3: Some form of AR15 rifle. Step 4: A very accurate, scoped bolt-action rifle, .308 minimum. Step 5: A good shotgun or another AR15 from same mfr as the first one.
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Hey raf, I have the following for your given steps. Am I there? Step 1: 3 M1 Garands so I can 'stack arms' Step 2: at least 1 of each Step 3: several post and pre, all by same mfg. Step 4: Savage 110 FP heavy barrel in .30-06 w/scope .30-06 ammo shared with Garands Savage 12 FV heavy barrel in .22 w/scope .223 ammo shared with AR's Step 5: See step 3, plus preban AR180's, also .223/5.56 Step 6: Had Universal M1 carbine which I traded in on all original Inland. It is sweet but I don't really want to shoot it, because it's all original WWII and in great shape. What would be a good shooter?. What's so good about the soft point .30 Carbine round vs. FMJ?
re-configuring my .308 Garand to a Match rifle
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Blasphemer![:D] tommyt, for your minimum .308 battle rifle, get a Garand and have a Garand and a carbine. You have a battle rifle and a little bit of history with an all GI Garand.
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 3:03:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Princeton:
Princeton, where didja get your parts kit from?
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I got my kit from Southeast Military Parts. Their web site is at: [url]usgunparts.com[/url] The parts were in very good condition and arrived within one week.
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Yes, this is the place that I am talking about. He also sells AR-15 Uppers, parts, etc. His name is Douglas, real nice guy.
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Link Posted: 9/2/2001 3:29:27 PM EST
I'm certainly not suggesting that building your own is the cheapest way to go. By building my own I learned alot about the M-1 Carbine. I did buy an Inland carbine just prior to building my own for $450 off the SubGuns bulletin board ([url]http://subguns.biggerhammer.net/[/url]) If you just keep looking you could probably find a real nice G.I. M-1 Carbine for around $400-$500. I know a guy I used to work with recently sold his Inland M-1 Carbine for $250 and thought he ripped the buyer off. He figured since he only paid $150 for it he was making out like a bandit. More information can be found at: [url]http://www.gunandknife.com/cgi-bin/forums/m1carbconfig.pl[/url] They even have a for sale section.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 4:12:54 PM EST
Forget all of it......just get a ar10 and get it over with!!!........[:)]
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