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Posted: 10/17/2006 1:18:03 PM EST
mixmaster of parts
National Postal Meter M1 carbine


has both original stock and aftermarket para stock


bunch of mags (7 or 8 fifteen rounders, USGI), and a fair amount of .30carbine ammo (500+rnds)

Im guessing around $830?






Link Posted: 10/17/2006 2:48:57 PM EST
Easily in the $800 range. Nice looking M1.

On a different note, no matter how original it may be that barrel just looks skinny and naked with out a bayonette lug on it.

I have two Inlands and a Plainfield. They are all terrific shooters.
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 2:54:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Easily in the $800 range. Nice looking M1.

On a different note, no matter how original it may be that barrel just looks skinny and naked with out a bayonette lug on it.

I have two Inlands and a Plainfield. They are all terrific shooters.


ya, apparently they never added the lug onto this when it was reworked

has the flip switch safety and the late type adjustable rear sites, go figure

i actually prefer no lug on the barrel, ive owned and toyed with both ...

right now i need to free up cash for a V93
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 3:32:54 PM EST
I think you will probably get $800. The carbine by itself honestly is probably a $550 carbine..Paratrooper stock maybe $100. Ammo is probaby $150.

The NPM is a little more rare than some. Mixmasters are common when the carbines are to be found. The Paratrooper stocks aren't avaliable easily anymore.

I did a lot of carbine collecting and reading over the last few years and these are just my opinions. Yuo are also in another part of the country where prices may be different. But I think that all together it's worth 8.
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 8:37:46 AM EST
If I had the money I would buy it from you.
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 1:09:52 PM EST
800 is not out of line.
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 7:10:32 PM EST
What other parts are on the M1c since it's not all NPM?
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 7:23:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By OSP1340:
What other parts are on the M1c since it's not all NPM?


i havnt really checked...so i dont know offhand

its up for sale here on the EE if your interested however
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 7:34:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By OSP1340:
What other parts are on the M1c since it's not all NPM?


i havnt really checked...so i dont know offhand

its up for sale here on the EE if your interested however


I have a Winchester with a Rock-ola op-rod and trigger group and a Underwood bolt.

I'm just looking to make mine a matching rifle.
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 7:37:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By OSP1340:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By OSP1340:
What other parts are on the M1c since it's not all NPM?


i havnt really checked...so i dont know offhand

its up for sale here on the EE if your interested however


I have a Winchester with a Rock-ola op-rod and trigger group and a Underwood bolt.

I'm just looking to make mine a matching rifle.


well, even during wartime, a matching rifle wasnt a common thing...as they were always swapping parts in and out...then the rebuilds....

some people think it makes a rifle more "proper" to be all matching, when in fact its not necicarily the case
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 6:16:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By OSP1340:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By OSP1340:
What other parts are on the M1c since it's not all NPM?


i havnt really checked...so i dont know offhand

its up for sale here on the EE if your interested however


I have a Winchester with a Rock-ola op-rod and trigger group and a Underwood bolt.

I'm just looking to make mine a matching rifle.


well, even during wartime, a matching rifle wasnt a common thing...as they were always swapping parts in and out...then the rebuilds....

some people think it makes a rifle more "proper" to be all matching, when in fact its not necicarily the case


Absolutly correct! Many carbines were mixmasters as they left the factory. Not all factories made all the parts for carbines. Barrels in particular. Tremendous amount of part swapping among the various contractors.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 8:53:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ameshawki:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By OSP1340:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By OSP1340:
What other parts are on the M1c since it's not all NPM?


i havnt really checked...so i dont know offhand

its up for sale here on the EE if your interested however


I have a Winchester with a Rock-ola op-rod and trigger group and a Underwood bolt.

I'm just looking to make mine a matching rifle.


well, even during wartime, a matching rifle wasnt a common thing...as they were always swapping parts in and out...then the rebuilds....

some people think it makes a rifle more "proper" to be all matching, when in fact its not necicarily the case


Absolutly correct! Many carbines were mixmasters as they left the factory. Not all factories made all the parts for carbines. Barrels in particular. Tremendous amount of part swapping among the various contractors.


An M1 Carbine is one of those rifles where parts wear and overall coloring tells the whole story. To me, a mismatch of parts that match shade-wise = proper. "All correct" parts with a mismatch of shades = put together. I'll pay more for the former than the later. Notice I said proper not original. Carbines were rebuilt more times than Joan Rivers and Cher combined. USGI is USGI. Originals are out there, but SERIOUS Caveat Emptor when encountered.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 9:09:24 AM EST
It's worth about 100 bucks. Where do I send my money for it?
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 9:51:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By JJREA:
It's worth about 100 bucks. Where do I send my money for it?



you sound like a dealer at a gun show!
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 1:51:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2006 1:54:11 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 4:53:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By raf:
Sarco is currently selling new-made Para stocks for about $175 NPMs were never originally issued as Paras, only certain Inlands.

I'd consider selling the Para stock seperately.


well i sold the rifle and para stock

the para stocks are overmolded when they made them, so they arnt USGI spec, need dremeling to make them fit...and top handguard sits so high you cant see the front sight post.

with some work they are decent stocks, but ....dont buy one and expect it to fit like an original
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:18:10 AM EST
This is actually a NATL ORD INC commercial, not USGI M1 carbine, with a 3/4 cracked weld in the operating rod box.

Value:
Rifle: $200 (maybe)
Stock: $175 from Sarco

$375 max.

Trust me. I traded for this rifle and check out what I really got:www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=109&t=389617
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:58:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By TNROBOCOP:
This is actually a NATL ORD INC commercial, not USGI M1 carbine, with a 3/4 cracked weld in the operating rod box.

Value:
Rifle: $200 (maybe)
Stock: $175 from Sarco

$375 max.

Trust me. I traded for this rifle and check out what I really got:www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=109&t=389617


Whooaah.... you got hosed.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:24:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:

Originally Posted By TNROBOCOP:
This is actually a NATL ORD INC commercial, not USGI M1 carbine, with a 3/4 cracked weld in the operating rod box.

Value:
Rifle: $200 (maybe)
Stock: $175 from Sarco

$375 max.

Trust me. I traded for this rifle and check out what I really got:www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=109&t=389617


Whooaah.... you got hosed.


No shit. I am waiting to hear back from the other guy. He told me he was going to a shoot in CT so hopefully he will get back to me tonight or tomorrow morning.
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