I saw and was tempted to buy a M1 carbine. The price was 350$ but I did not get it because the caliber was 256 ferret.
What the heck is a 256 ferret? I never heard of it.
Now I could have gotten the rifle and had it rebarreled I guess.
Just interested in info on the unusual wildcat.
I cannot find anything online really. Looks to be a necked down 30 carbine.
A quick google search for ".256 ferret m1 carbine" revealed a few links of interest
-Universal factory bolt
-Universal NIB 256 Ferret
-From Wapahani "256 Winchester Magnum (Universal Model 1256 Ferret): Introduced in the late 1970's, the 256 Winchester Magnum round was an attempt to increase the stopping power of the weapon. It was only popular for a few years before being phased out of production in the mid 80's."
-A post here on American Backyard Forums
Even more information available if you feel like poking around online
Edited to correct link.