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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/22/2005 5:45:00 AM EDT
I found an M1 carbine with a deep gloss blue job in decent but not great shape at the local funshop for $299 ( probably negotiable ) I forgot the brand. It would just be a plinker or truck gun, what's a semi beater worth?
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 6:13:32 AM EDT
If it's a USGI rifle get it. If it's a clone I think I would pass. Alot of clones have been made but not many good copies. Good luck WarDawg
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 7:39:20 AM EDT
definitely not USGI.
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 8:09:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 1:48:15 PM EDT
Most of the USGI's at our last show were in the $6-700 range. Only cheap ones were the universals.
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 6:34:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
definitely not USGI.




+1


Probably a Universal brand. Pass on it, IMO.
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 6:42:25 PM EDT
I had a universal m1 carbine for awhile. Between cash and trade I had about $200.00 in it. Never had a problem with the firearm and it shot great out to 50 yards. Never tried it further than that. IMO it was worth every penny and a little more.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 3:30:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:
I had a universal m1 carbine for awhile. Between cash and trade I had about $200.00 in it. Never had a problem with the firearm




You might be the only one I know who liked theirs. I've never seen an Universal brand run right.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 4:46:42 PM EDT
I only had about 500 rounds thru it but it ran great. No feed problems, no ejection problems etc. The only bad thing I can say about it was that it had no historical value. I would have sold that to my best friend in the world with no worries.

Link Posted: 7/25/2005 4:43:48 PM EDT
My Universal ran flawlessly even with 20 year old ammo. I sold it for $300. Perhaps I will get another one day.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:18:01 AM EDT


The best place to sell a Universal is a gunshop on consignment or a fun show.

Noobs see the $700+ on USGI so $450 for your Universal is a "deal"

Look for a USGI. You will get one for $500 or so if you look hard.

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 4:46:29 AM EDT
Plainfield I believe was the brand. Worthwhile or POS?
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:05:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 6:06:06 AM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 12:31:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
Plainfield I believe was the brand. Worthwhile or POS?



Plainfields are the very best of the civilian carbines, 100% interchangable with USGI.

If its in good shape, buy it.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 12:42:20 AM EDT
I picked up a Rock Ola and an IBM folder in the EE for $550 and $600.
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