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Posted: 9/9/2005 7:06:36 PM EDT
.22 version of M1 Carbine

Many many years ago I had a M1 Carbine but in a .22 version (yes I know its not a real M1) and am wondering how I can get my hands on another. Do they still make them or was I dreaming?
Thanks
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:22:49 PM EDT
You probably had a Marlin Model 989 M2 carbine. Google the last five words to learn more. There are other .22LR copies out there. Check out the firearms auction sites to see if any is available for sale.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:29:22 PM EDT
Iver Johnson (actually Erma - West Germany) made a .22 replica of the m-1 carbine. Decent 22 but mine tends to jam.

Steve
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:55:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stevec22:
Iver Johnson (actually Erma - West Germany) made a .22 replica of the m-1 carbine. Decent 22 but mine tends to jam.

Steve



A friend of mine bought one in the mid-80's, about 3 - 5 yrs before I moved to Colo. Don't know how it's held up. But it was a neat little gun.

They are out of production.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:42:19 PM EDT
Do you mean the 5.7 spitfire or something like that. Or Johnson. I forget. Fulton Armory has barrels and I think whole rifles in that wildcat round 5.7. It's a .30 carbine case necked down to .22 caliber.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:12:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stevec22:
Iver Johnson (actually Erma - West Germany) made a .22 replica of the m-1 carbine. Decent 22 but mine tends to jam.

Steve



I've got one, same problem. I tend to think it's the mag, as the spring seems kinda weak, but I've never seen any spares for sale.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:13:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 7:14:37 PM EDT by Ameshawki]

Originally Posted By METT-T:

Originally Posted By stevec22:
Iver Johnson (actually Erma - West Germany) made a .22 replica of the m-1 carbine. Decent 22 but mine tends to jam.

Steve



I've got one, same problem. I tend to think it's the mag, as the spring seems kinda weak, but I've never seen any spares for sale.



Had one as well. Picky about ammo. Need to be kept clean and field stripping the thing was a bit of a pain. Not particularly hard, but several steps involved with several places to mess up. Feed lips on the magazine were SHARP. Numrich has listed mags from time to time, last price I saw was $35 for the ten rounders. All in all a rather unimpressive effort. Fun when it worked but not really worth the effort to keep the thing running. Dumped mine when I got a "real" carbine. Long out of production. For some reason Blue Book lists Ivor's as worth considerably less than the Erma's, tho they are the same gun.

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:47:40 PM EDT
Was made from 1965-1997 in Germany by Erma Werke, Dachau.More than 800.000 made during that time.One of the most popular 22 semis in Germany in the 60/70s.A Ruger 10/22 was much more expensive compared with an Erma.http://www.egun.de/market/uploaded/568689_431c4197242c3.jpghttp://www.cds-ehrenreich.de/ersatzt/images/small/em1.jpg
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:46:54 PM EDT
I had a buddy that had one of the Iver-Johnson's. Same problem...jammed all the time. Real pity too because they were a great-looking little .22 that really did make a nice "mini-me" to the M1 Carbine. In fact, it would almost be worth buying just as a wall-hanger!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:55:15 PM EDT
Shop near me has 2 for sale right now.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:42:28 PM EDT
Mine works great. Is as reliable as, and more accurate than, either of my 10/22s.
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