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Posted: 9/15/2004 10:22:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 10:23:51 AM EST by FieroLoki]
I guy here at work has an old WW2 rifle that has been passed down in his family. States was used in WW2. ("no pics sorry) ONly thing he can tell me is its an M20 Semi-Auto Carbine, 16 round mag that is bottom loaded. I cant locate anything on this. Any ideas? (Yes, I know, need pics)
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:24:38 AM EST
There was an M-1 carbine and a select fire version called the M-2.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:25:05 AM EST
What is stamped on the receiver?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:31:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 10:32:38 AM EST by ajm1911]
What caliber? size? where does the mag go (directly in front of trigger like M1 Carbine or further out like a reising sub gun)?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:52:37 AM EST
As far as whats stamped on reciver im not sure. He doesnt ahve it with him right now (moved recently).
As for mag, he isnt sure. Been ahwile since he has used it.

I wish I had more info cause this is bugging me.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:55:44 AM EST
only reference I found for an M20 is a recoiless rifle (ie bazooka)
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:02:27 AM EST
Does it look like this:
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:08:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By ajm1911:
only reference I found for an M20 is a recoiless rifle (ie bazooka)



Same here.....

TNFrank: Im asking him now.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:10:12 AM EST
I thought the M2 didnt show up till about the korean war era
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:10:36 AM EST
There's really only one rifle it could be. WWII era + 15 round capacity mag = M1 Carbine
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:16:41 AM EST
if it says M2 it could have been converted and both would be right
M1 carbine WWII rifle converted to
M2 didn't show up till Korea
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:18:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By TNFrank:
Does it look like this:
www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/images/m1acrbn.jpg



He said it is like the top one, but forward past the mag is all metal with by what he is saying a full heat shield.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:23:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 11:24:17 AM EST by ajm1911]
That is an M2 or a later conversion/production.
If it is an original M2 make sure it is not select fire, NFA firearm
the metal heat shield gives it away.
fun rifle to shoot though
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:24:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By ajm1911:
That is an M2 or a later conversion/production.
If it is an original M2 make sure it is not select fire, NFA firearm



or just lose the conversion kit in a tragic boating accident
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:26:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By ajm1911:
That is an M2 or a later conversion/production.
If it is an original M2 make sure it is not select fire, NFA firearm
the metal heat shield gives it away.
fun rifle to shoot though



Its not select fire, its semi-auto.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:27:42 AM EST
BTW, thanks for all of the help peoples. :) Your the bestest.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:58:07 AM EST
Some of the Iver Johnson and others had the heat sheild replaced with the metal one instead of the wooden one. Sounds like he's got an M1-Carbine to me. If there's a little lever on the right side of the reciever then it may be an M2 but I doubt it.
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