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Posted: 12/23/2005 7:47:38 PM EDT
I was just watching A Very Ermey Christmas and they showed a short clip of what looked like a 30 carbine in Korea firing full auto. I had always thought that the M1 carbine was strictly a semi-auto proposition. Does anyone out there know the straight poop on this?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:48:55 PM EDT
Called the M2 and M3 carbines. That's why they developed 30 rounders!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:49:41 PM EDT
Welcome to WWII. The Inland division of General Motors made the M2 carbine, which was simply a M1 with a nice selector switch.
Seriously, thats what all those 30 round carbine mags are for.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:54:28 PM EDT
I shot an m-2 a few months back, was a lot of fun!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:55:11 PM EDT
OK, Thanx.
I thought I knew something about guns but I never ran across that.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:58:06 PM EDT
The M2 carbines also seem to be great bargain right now in the NFA world. I'd love to buy one myself.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:58:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vengarr:
I shot an m-2 a few months back, was a lot of fun!



I did too. Last spring. What a kickass little gun. First M1 Carbine I shot was really an M2.

And yes I did. Me want. Now if ammo was only more available/cheaper.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:26:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
The M2 carbines also seem to be great bargain right now in the NFA world. I'd love to buy one myself.



What are they going for?

Bob
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:28:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
The M2 carbines also seem to be great bargain right now in the NFA world. I'd love to buy one myself.



What are they going for?

Bob



+1
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:29:37 PM EDT
They also featured in Dr. Strangelove. That base guard shot up the Coke machine with one.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:33:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
The M2 carbines also seem to be great bargain right now in the NFA world. I'd love to buy one myself.



What are they going for?

Bob



www.subguns.com/classifieds/index.cgi?db=nfafirearms&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=7201&query=retrieval

About an average price $4600 about 1K more than a Mac and less than half the cost of an M16.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:49:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
The M2 carbines also seem to be great bargain right now in the NFA world. I'd love to buy one myself.



What are they going for?

Bob



www.subguns.com/classifieds/index.cgi?db=nfafirearms&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=7201&query=retrieval

About an average price $4600 about 1K more than a Mac and less than half the cost of an M16.



That's pretty decent actually for an NFA gun.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:59:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 10:04:13 PM EDT by DLoken]

Originally Posted By GooberPP:
I was just watching A Very Ermey Christmas and they showed a short clip of what looked like a 30 carbine in Korea firing full auto. I had always thought that the M1 carbine was strictly a semi-auto proposition. Does anyone out there know the straight poop on this?



They had the M2 carbine (and M3 which was an M2 with an IR scope I think) which was an M1 carbine with full auto fire control parts. I was talking to a SOT and I think he told me that the fire control parts dropped into an M1 Carbine with no modification. IF so were any registered before the FOPA? (The parts, not the receiver it self. Use them in a host M1 kind of like a HK sear or DIAS)
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