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Posted: 4/14/2008 11:23:14 PM EDT
I want to get a fun lightweight gun to shoot a lot.  I decided that with 30 Carbine being pretty cheap, the M-1 is the answer for me.  Is the "Rack" grade from CMP a good gun to clean up and shoot?  Will it look halfways decent after I strip and restain?
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 7:25:05 AM EDT
I'd only recommend one if you can go pick it out yourself.  Most of the rack grade ones I saw there would swallow a  bore guage.    I don't think it'd be a lot of fun to shoot if you couldn't hit anything with it.   My buddy picked through 20 or so and found one that read a 2 on the muzzle guage, he couldn't believe how bad some were.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 8:20:25 AM EDT
I received 4 a few weeks ago and all have good muzzles. All the bores aer shiney but 1 has a pit ring about 6" back from the muzzle. I havn't shot any of them yet so I can't speak to their accuracy.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 4:04:48 PM EDT
I have had positive experiences with all 4 of my rack grade carbines. One or two of the stocks may need a little work, but they make great shooters.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:57:46 PM EDT
I got an underwood in good condition with a muzzle of about 1.5-2 (rack grade)

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/chefwu101/P1160810.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/chefwu101/P1160807.jpg
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:54:26 PM EDT
Alright you talked me into it.  Just gotta get my big pack of junk sent in to CMP.
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