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Link Posted: 4/18/2021 8:14:59 PM EST
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Got these two from my Dad.

Both National Postal Meter receivers, one IBM barreled and one a Marlin barrel.
Link Posted: 4/18/2021 9:08:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By soulman:
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Got these two from my Dad.

Both National Postal Meter receivers, one IBM barreled and one a Marlin barrel.
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Nice, looks like they never saw the post war rebuild program. Push button safety and flip sights
Link Posted: 4/18/2021 10:24:48 PM EST
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Nice, looks like they never saw the post war rebuild program. Push button safety and flip sights
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Originally Posted By soulman:
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Got these two from my Dad.

Both National Postal Meter receivers, one IBM barreled and one a Marlin barrel.



Nice, looks like they never saw the post war rebuild program. Push button safety and flip sights

Those indeed are gorgeous carbines!
Link Posted: 4/18/2021 10:35:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By soulman:
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Got these two from my Dad.

Both National Postal Meter receivers, one IBM barreled and one a Marlin barrel.
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Those are indeed gorgeous Carbines, and FYI, if those are the original barrel bands, and I'd bet they are, they're worth around $150 each, maybe a bit more!
Link Posted: 4/19/2021 8:41:19 PM EST
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Thanks guys.  All original.  I posted detailed pics on CMP forum a few years ago and confirmed all original.  My Dad got them at the end of WWII, he was Navy but had a buddy in the Army that I think hooked him up.  Details sketchy but I think they fell off a truck when they were bringing them all back at the end of the war.  Serial #'s put them at Dec 1943.
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Early Universal?  Plainfield?
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 6:35:02 PM EST
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Early Universal?  Plainfield?
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Military parts on a Fulton receiver.
Previous owner had it built for him.
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 7:03:18 PM EST
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Saw one like that @ Tulsa years ago, except it was a military receiver.
Link Posted: 6/6/2021 9:02:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By rugerdog:
I have twin boys that claim my rifles when I pull them out of the safe or bring a new one home. Lucky for my son Colt he was with me when I picked up my latest carbine. He says it is his.

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Doll house is my daughter's. She has a contract with GI Joe for security.
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@rugerdog

Haven't visited this thread in a while, been busy, but that picture put a serious smile on my face. Reminds me of being a kid again and how cool I felt whenever I got to go shooting with Dad.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 8:35:16 PM EST
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We need to bump this for all the new Carbine owners
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 8:47:54 PM EST
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Placeholder for my Midway carbine

Should arrive tomorrow
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 9:54:08 PM EST
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congrats to all the Midway buyers!

got lucky - bought for $20 in 1963 - been shooting it for nearly 60 years

arrived unmarked, like new, in cosmoline

disassembled and all markings verified "Winchester" by the experts on the old Carbine forum

got pm's offering over $2k, years ago

lint pickers save your breath about what it "isn't"  











3" @100 w/Wolf




Link Posted: 6/9/2021 9:57:28 PM EST
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upstairs on hurricane flood duty last year
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 10:17:00 PM EST
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Placeholder for a G-VG rated no-lug Winchester from Midway.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 11:32:09 PM EST
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Wonderful thread...............Thanks to all the posters and can't wait to see all of yall's new Carbines.............
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 1:15:42 AM EST
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My 1944 Inland GM CMP with its CMP brethren. It was a Greek lend lease gun.
It’s in a new CMP stock.

Here’s the original stock, as I received it.
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 7:20:42 AM EST
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Caddyshack - Well? We're Waiting


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CMP Special Grade M1 Carbine. Saginaw S'G'





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Looking good! I’m surprised we don’t see more folding stocks here.
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How long did the Airborne use the folding stock carbine?  Did the M-14 replace it before the M-16A1 was issued?
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 2:05:28 PM EST
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Midway Winchester good/very good. I'm quite pleased. The only mechanical problem I've found so far is the rear sight is loose. Looks like it is supposed to be staked, but the staking broke loose.

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Any idea what this sticker on the bottom is?

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Link Posted: 6/10/2021 2:57:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Midway Winchester good/very good. I'm quite pleased. The only mechanicail problem I've found so far is the rear sight is loose. Looks like it is supposed to be staked, but the staking broke loose.

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Any idea what this sticker on the bottom is?

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My one Inland did that. Just lock tight it, let dry, zero then lock tight it again
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 4:11:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Midway Winchester good/very good. I'm quite pleased. The only mechanical problem I've found so far is the rear sight is loose. Looks like it is supposed to be staked, but the staking broke loose.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/74831/20210610_120145_jpg-1973907.JPG

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Any idea what this sticker on the bottom is?

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Pull the sight off...mechanically zero it so it's center on the windage scale.

Cut a piece of brass from a 5.56 stripper clip.  Put it under the rear sight as a "shim" and reinstall the sight.  The brass shimstock will tighten it right up.

Fine tune the centering of the sight at the range so your windage zero and mechanical zero are close.
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 4:55:02 PM EST
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Figured I'd get my mixmaster in.  Started out as an Alpine.  Receiver was bad so I replaced it with a NPM receiver, while looking for a receiver, found this barrel.  At one time, demilled surplus barrels were readily available.  Got this one that already had a cut down L1A1 5 slot flash hider tack-welded on.  Removed the 5 slot and replaced with a M16A1 f/h.  Had to have the barrel retreaded and the new f/h pined and welded.

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I also got a good deal on a repo folding stock.

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I've since installed a Utimak mount and a Primary Arms RDS.  No pictures of that yet.
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 6:17:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrenchKat:
Figured I'd get my mixmaster in.  Started out as an Alpine.  Receiver was bad so I replaced it with a NPM receiver, while looking for a receiver, found this barrel.  At one time, demilled surplus barrels were readily available.  Got this one that already had a cut down L1A1 5 slot flash hider tack-welded on.  Removed the 5 slot and replaced with a M16A1 f/h.  Had to have the barrel retreaded and the new f/h pined and welded.

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I also got a good deal on a repo folding stock.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/57587/DSCN1123_zps204dbf46_jpg-1974084.JPG

I've since installed a Utimak mount and a Primary Arms RDS.  No pictures of that yet.
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5.7 Johnson?
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 6:40:01 PM EST
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Sergeant Goichi Suehiro, Squad Leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, in the Vosges region of France, Autumn 1944. Go For Broke!
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 11:20:02 PM EST
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Here’s a historical one, my grandpa during Korea, probably at Fort Rucker. I love this pic because he was super liberal so seeing him holding a gun was shocking when I found the picture
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Here’s my Winchester
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Link Posted: 6/11/2021 2:31:44 AM EST
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Trio of photos showing the Inland Div barrel markings and September 1944 stamping.

Barrel markings are a decade before I was born.

Link Posted: 6/11/2021 5:30:09 AM EST
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Inland, 1.3m Winchester, 5.7m Winchester, IBM.
Link Posted: 6/11/2021 10:59:49 AM EST
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5.7 Johnson?
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Nope, just plain old .30 cal.  I have another standard postwar rebuild NPM that the wife uses.

I like standardizing my calibers.  .30, 7.62 x 51, .556 X 45   Except one old Marlin .22 and a FAL dedicated to .22 also.

All my rifles are in these calibers.  Ishapore 2A, FALs, M1s, BM59s, M14S
Link Posted: 6/11/2021 7:01:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrenchKat:


Nope, just plain old .30 cal.  I have another standard postwar rebuild NPM that the wife uses.

I like standardizing my calibers.  .30, 7.62 x 51, .556 X 45   Except one old Marlin .22 and a FAL dedicated to .22 also.

All my rifles are in these calibers.  Ishapore 2A, FALs, M1s, BM59s, M14S
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Originally Posted By backbencher:  5.7 Johnson?


Nope, just plain old .30 cal.  I have another standard postwar rebuild NPM that the wife uses.

I like standardizing my calibers.  .30, 7.62 x 51, .556 X 45   Except one old Marlin .22 and a FAL dedicated to .22 also.

All my rifles are in these calibers.  Ishapore 2A, FALs, M1s, BM59s, M14S


Have you shot your .30 carbine w/ the M16A1 flash hider yet?
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 1:07:08 PM EST
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Posting in this photo thread as well as main thread. I picked mine up today, G-VG Winchester. About like others I have seen posted, mixmaster, some Winchester parts still in place. I have given it a quick cleaning, nothing major wrong, bright bore. Serial 1,161,XXX. I have not broken down the bolt or other nibbly parts, but here is the big stuff.

stock - Inland, IO flaming bomb in slot. low wood, but I cut.
handguard - IO Inland
Bolt - 35 S Standard Products
trigger housing - W Winchester
hammer - HI type 3 Inland
Mag. release - W Winchester
Slide - W Winchester type 3
Barrel band - type 1 unmarked prob Winchester
Safety - rotary HI marked, Inland?
Rear sight - IR Co. type 3

Overall, about middle of the pack for Midway carbines I have seen posted here and other forums. Was it worth the money? IMO, I would not pay $1,349.00 plus tax/FFL for it if I could have looked at it at a gun shop or gun show. I guess it is an "OK" deal, just wish I had gotten a dog leg hammer like so many of the Winchesters have had.

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Link Posted: 6/15/2021 8:19:34 PM EST
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Just got my M1 in! I bought it off GB the day before Midway released theirs for quite a bit less.

It looks like an honest late/post war re arsenal that was probably a bring back from Korea. Most of the parts are Inland with a few Winchester, a QH flat bolt, and an AM (not AMB) hammer.

Obviously, someone stored it for a long time with a buttstock ammo pouch on and it sucked the oil out of the stock. Working on a repo M1A1 stock to drop it in as soon as I can shave 0.03" off the front end.

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Mo' better. Kahr (Auto Ordinance) Arms repro A1 stock. I did have to sand about 0.03" off the snout so the barrel band would fit.

Link Posted: 6/16/2021 4:26:48 PM EST
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decent example of an Underwood mag with a type 2 base

been functioning well for nearly 60 years










Inland (upside down), Inland, Underwood, Winchester

Link Posted: 6/18/2021 10:12:09 PM EST
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Must've been a few of these hit transfer around here.  Ran out of RLO for my Garands so headed to the local supplier.  Store has VERY LITTLE traffic.  Was told by RP Lumber I was the third guy TODAY that was buying some RLO.    They warned me to be careful because I could burn down the house in short order due to flash point.    Some nice winners overall in the batch.  Kind of wish I would've fent because now I'm left with a void.
Link Posted: 6/19/2021 10:02:36 AM EST
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My Winchester made around March 1943.  Cleaned off a lot of rust. Changed out all the springs and had the stock restored.  Shoots like a champ.

Link Posted: 6/20/2021 7:53:29 AM EST
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I have a Saginaw S.G. with an oversized dovetail. Won't hold a GI or new production sight.

I shimmed it and it is tight now. I used a small piece of aluminum cut from a soda can.
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My one Inland did that. Just lock tight it, let dry, zero then lock tight it again

Originally Posted By Jeremy2171:
Pull the sight off...mechanically zero it so it's center on the windage scale.

Cut a piece of brass from a 5.56 stripper clip.  Put it under the rear sight as a "shim" and reinstall the sight.  The brass shimstock will tighten it right up.

Fine tune the centering of the sight at the range so your windage zero and mechanical zero are close.


I have a Saginaw S.G. with an oversized dovetail. Won't hold a GI or new production sight.

I shimmed it and it is tight now. I used a small piece of aluminum cut from a soda can.



My "Howa" made M1 Carbine had the same problem. The LGS I bought it from installed a new rear sight on it since I'd bought it under their 90 day used gun warranty.
Link Posted: 8/13/2021 5:31:27 PM EST
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20210813_180947 by brandon hobock, on Flickr" />

Just received my first two non GI mags today. Gonna try them out soon. Maybe this weekend if i have time.
Link Posted: 8/13/2021 8:07:11 PM EST
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51375652837_d105994e09_k.jpg20210813_180947 by brandon hobock, on Flickr" target="_blank">https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51375652837_d105994e09_k.jpg20210813_180947 by brandon hobock, on Flickr

Just received my first two non GI mags today. Gonna try them out soon. Maybe this weekend if i have time.
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Have fun
Link Posted: 8/19/2021 5:33:05 AM EST
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Thanks for keeping this thread alive, guys. Really enjoy seeing all of your carbines.

Kinda wish this thread would get a tack so it would be a semi-permanent part of the forum, at least for a while.
Link Posted: 8/20/2021 11:56:31 AM EST
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Midway Winchester vg-fine

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 A CMP Underwood I picked up at a local gun show a couple of weeks ago-

 
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Gotta have the proper USGI food for them.
Link Posted: 8/20/2021 6:18:52 PM EST
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I swapped a couple stocks around



My "Howachester" I had a Numrich stock laying around I figured would look good with it.



My "shooter" USGI Inland back in a M2 Birch stock. I was using a Boyd's stock I did for this but it had a tad wiggle in the trigger group that bugged me a bit. It's tight in this stock so I'll keep it in here for now
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