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Posted: 1/5/2006 4:11:10 PM EDT
Are their guns any good?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:14:47 PM EDT
Love my M2 Carbine
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:22:39 PM EDT
I picked this one up last year at a pawn shop for $164 otd. It was missing the rear peep sight ($40). At that price I love it It functions great and the Plainfield is considered to be the "best" commercial copy by most people. USGI parts work fine in it and I believe some of the early Plainfields where made with mostly USGI parts, correct me if I'm wrong. What are you looking at getting and how much are they asking ?



Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:22:47 PM EDT
Plainfields are regarded as the best of the M1 Carbine clones. They use quality receivers and all parts interchange with USGI .
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:34:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Plainfields are regarded as the best of the M1 Carbine clones. They use quality receivers and all parts interchange with USGI .



The Springfield Armory, Inc clones are regarded to be of the highest quality, as like the early M1As, they used quality forged recievers and all GI parts.

My advice?
Buy USGI.
But then again, I'm biased.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:08:09 PM EDT
Lanceman, that is a pretty rifle!

A local pawnshop has a Plainfield with a scope, hardcase, and thirty-round mag for $250. It looks a little beat up and the magazine is difficult to remove.

The price seems good if it shoots okay. I'm a little leary of the mag sticking, though.

My appetite for an M1 carbine has now been whetted.

I wouldn't mind getting a G.I. at a gun show, but I've yet to see one below $750.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:13:46 PM EDT
$ 250 is not a bad price. If you can satisfy yourself that mag issue is solvable then I would buy it.

Steve
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:14:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 6:28:56 PM EDT by stevec22]
double tap
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:20:36 PM EDT
I think I'll get it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:21:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 6:32:03 PM EDT by panzersergeant]
I think I'll get it.

Whoa... I said that already.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:30:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
I think I'll get it.



At that price I'd get it. You could get your money back out of it if you had to (remember my screenname ) Sounds like a decent find.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:32:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Plainfields are regarded as the best of the M1 Carbine clones. They use quality receivers and all parts interchange with USGI .



The Springfield Armory, Inc clones are regarded to be of the highest quality, as like the early M1As, they used quality forged recievers and all GI parts.

My advice?
Buy USGI.
But then again, I'm biased.



Source?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:33:53 PM EDT
Yeah get it. If as the other posters have said, it takes GI parts, then you have nothing to worry about other than an opportunity to tinker with it! Isn't that almost as fun as shooting them anyway?

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:42:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:43:16 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Sukebe:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Plainfields are regarded as the best of the M1 Carbine clones. They use quality receivers and all parts interchange with USGI .



The Springfield Armory, Inc clones are regarded to be of the highest quality, as like the early M1As, they used quality forged recievers and all GI parts.

My advice?
Buy USGI.
But then again, I'm biased.



Source?



I had a carbine built on one of the Springfield Armory receivers a few years ago using a USGI parts kit… the Springfield Armory receiver was clearly the best after market receiver I have ever seen it was very good most of the others are not. The receiver was forged but for the life of me I cannot remember where it was made.

Having said that USGI carbines are heads above the rest.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:48:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
I picked this one up last year at a pawn shop for $164 otd. It was missing the rear peep sight ($40). At that price I love it It functions great and the Plainfield is considered to be the "best" commercial copy by most people. USGI parts work fine in it and I believe some of the early Plainfields where made with mostly USGI parts, correct me if I'm wrong. What are you looking at getting and how much are they asking ?

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That gun looks great. Nice job on the restore.
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