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Posted: 9/15/2009 12:25:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 2:08:42 PM EST by panzersergeant]
My Quality Hardware M1 carbine arrived from the CMP today. I was pleasantly surprised to find it has a spring-tube receiver.
In addition to the receiver, the trigger housing and stock are also Quality HW. The barrel and recoil plate are Rockola and the bolt is made by Underwood. The muzzle gages a hair over two and the metal is clean with nice park. Can't wait to take her to the range. Needless to say I'm very happy with my acquisition.







Link Posted: 9/15/2009 12:33:36 PM EST
looks good

now I have to look up what the hell a spring tube receiver is
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 1:23:05 PM EST
Very nice - extra good picking up a spring tube!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:44:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 2:44:45 PM EST by panzersergeant]
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
looks good

now I have to look up what the hell a spring tube receiver is


Instead of the recoil spring going down a hole drilled into the receiver, the recoil spring and guide rod reside in a detachable tube on the right side of the receiver. According to Craig Riesch's book, "US Carbines, Wartime Production," early Winchester, Rockola, and Quality Hardware carbines came with them.

I've been collecting and shooting carbines a long time and this is my first spring tube receiver.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:03:07 PM EST
Very nice! QHMC used Rock-Ola barrels, so could be the original.

I wouldn't be surprised at a QHMC being a spring-tube receiver, they all are.

-Mark
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:10:49 PM EST
Damn I want one so bad! My grandpa brought two back from ww2 but my younger and older brother got them, I have always wanted one. Wont have the sentimental value but will be cool as hell!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:13:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Very nice! QHMC used Rock-Ola barrels, so could be the original.

I wouldn't be surprised at a QHMC being a spring-tube receiver, they all are.

-Mark


I didn't know that prior to buying the gun and field stripping it, so it was still a suprise to me.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:23:08 PM EST
You got a really nice Carbine...........
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:18:04 PM EST
Nice,, I got out finally with my Inland SG a few days ago and I really like it alot..
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:04:21 PM EST
Looks like you made out pretty good with that carbine.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:33:01 PM EST
Nice score.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:54:20 PM EST
No offense but weren't you just bitching about the CMP "hitting the bottom of the barrel"?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:14:06 PM EST
very nice
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:02:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By thegooch:
No offense but weren't you just bitching about the CMP "hitting the bottom of the barrel"?


No offense taken.

What you perceived as bitching was just mild disappointment on my part because the number of nice guns to chose from is declining. It has been my experience during previous visits to the south store that there were better guns to choose from. I have been going there since they opened for business and never left there disappointed... until now.

Yes, Orest did say the Winchester Garands weren't in the best of condition. I still had hopes of finding something on the shelf that wasn't as rough as he made them out to be. Of course that wasn't the case.

The "specials" are beautiful guns if you want a nice shooter. I collect vintage/relic firearms so the specials don't interest me. Still, they are very nice guns.

I have not given up on the CMP and will continue to go there until they have run out of guns. I need a Winchester Garand to round out my collection and will eventually get one.

Have you been to the South Store? If not you owe it to yourself to make a visit.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:05:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
looks good

now I have to look up what the hell a spring tube receiver is


Instead of the recoil spring going down a hole drilled into the receiver, the recoil spring and guide rod reside in a detachable tube on the right side of the receiver. According to Craig Riesch's book, "US Carbines, Wartime Production," early Winchester, Rockola, and Quality Hardware carbines came with them.

I've been collecting and shooting carbines a long time and this is my first spring tube receiver.



If it isn't too much trouble can you take a picture without the stock of your spring tube and a "normal" one ( I have a "normal" one just looking for a quick comparison
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:35:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
looks good

now I have to look up what the hell a spring tube receiver is


Instead of the recoil spring going down a hole drilled into the receiver, the recoil spring and guide rod reside in a detachable tube on the right side of the receiver. According to Craig Riesch's book, "US Carbines, Wartime Production," early Winchester, Rockola, and Quality Hardware carbines came with them.

I've been collecting and shooting carbines a long time and this is my first spring tube receiver.



If it isn't too much trouble can you take a picture without the stock of your spring tube and a "normal" one ( I have a "normal" one just looking for a quick comparison


Typical receiver without spring tube:


Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:27:43 AM EST
That Sir, Is one fine rifle!
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:13:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By thegooch:
No offense but weren't you just bitching about the CMP "hitting the bottom of the barrel"?



Have you been to the South Store? If not you owe it to yourself to make a visit.



Yup multiple times, I bought 2 Winny SG's and 1 Saginaw SG SG

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:35:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By thegooch:
Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By thegooch:
No offense but weren't you just bitching about the CMP "hitting the bottom of the barrel"?



Have you been to the South Store? If not you owe it to yourself to make a visit.



Yup multiple times, I bought 2 Winny SG's and 1 Saginaw SG SG



Can you post some pics of your Winchesters?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:38:36 PM EST
You got a nice Carbine from CMP, congratulations.
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