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Old 03-17-2017, 07:07 PM
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The M1 Carbine gods smiled upon me twice in two days.

I traded a Beretta 92 FS and $200 cash for my first carbine on Wednesday. It is a nice Quality Hardware gun with the Buffalo Arms 1943 barrel. I got a second one from the same gentleman the very next day. This one is a Saginaw receiver with a Saginaw barrel. I will take it apart and get better pics on Saturday. It has early features as well, just like the Quality Hardware gun. I waited years to get an M1, now I have two nice ones. This one was $700.





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Old 03-17-2017, 07:14 PM
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You did very well, congrats. Those a fantastic little rifles. I've always been a big fan. I've even used mine in multi-gun matches for the sheer joy of shooting them.

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Old 03-17-2017, 08:08 PM
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Hey you did fantastic! I love the M1 Carbine. I have a 6.2 mil Rock-ola. It is a very accurate shooter especially with my reloads!

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Old 03-17-2017, 08:41 PM
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Those M1 carbines just have their level of cool to them.

I have two of them, and they are very much fun to shoot. Handy as well. They travel well. And a lot of people will talk down about the round. But when you consider that they were meant to replace the handgun for rear echelon troops. I think that this was a really good way to go. If I had a choice to go into harms way with a 1911A1 or an M1 carbine, I would take the carbine any day of the week.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:49 PM
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Nice acquisition. I would have traded my Beretta plus cash for an M1 too. Always wanted one of those. It was the first gun I've shot.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:26 PM
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Had two at different times over the years. Would like to have a good shooter again.

Congrats! Always fine to score the things you've wanted for a long time. Hope they do you right.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:02 PM
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They look nice.

I hope you have lots of fun shooting them and taking care of them and that if needed they take care of you.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:33 PM
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Very nice acquisitions, at more than nice prices.

I saw two at the gun show today. One was a Quality Hardware, and the other was an Underwood. They were in better shape than the others I've seen lately. They were also a few hundred dollars less than they've been.

I hope to have one before this summer ends.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:51 PM
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I'll give you $750.....
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:28 PM
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I'll give you $750.....
I'd go $751
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:33 PM
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How does the .30 caliber compare to a .357 out of a rifle?
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:03 PM
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m-1 carbine

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i'd go $751
$760.00!?
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:06 PM
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m-1 carbine

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I traded a Beretta 92 FS and $200 cash for my first carbine on Wednesday. It is a nice Quality Hardware gun with the Buffalo Arms 1943 barrel. I got a second one from the same gentleman the very next day. This one is a Saginaw receiver with a Saginaw barrel. I will take it apart and get better pics on Saturday. It has early features as well, just like the Quality Hardware gun. I waited years to get an M1, now I have two nice ones. This one was $700.





that saginaw is nice , i had in my hands a rockola at a gunshow table for #375.00 and i set it down and it got swooped up in 2 seconds ,, yes i have a large lump on my butt where i still kick myself to this day .
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:43 PM
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How does the .30 caliber compare to a .357 out of a rifle?
About the same ballistics, but out around 100-yards. I guess one could say...a 357 on a 100-yard stick.

Hey....wait...I did not catch the part about the 357 from a rifle barrel. So...I have no idea. I DO know that ammo being loaded equally, the 9MM will gain some 10% in MV from a 14-inch barrel over a 4-inch barrel.

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Old 04-10-2017, 06:34 PM
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Very nice M1 Carbines! Congratulations on the scoring both of them! I think you did very well on both of them!

I love my Winchester M1 Carbine. It's one of my favorite rifles to take to the range.

I guess I'll throw out my bid now. How does $777.00 sound?
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:58 PM
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I'm gonna test fire mine tomorrow, lets hope it doesn't explode..........

Nice pair of guns!
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:49 PM
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I have three of these little guns. Practical, easy to shoot and carry-around. I don't have any safe queens, but I just could not bear to shoot-up my Underwood. I ran across an early generation 1 Universal and picked it up as a shooter. It has a steel receiver and every other part (save the barrel) is USGI. I also snagged one of the very few 9MM's Iver Johnson made back in 85-86 and it's full of USGI parts. I like to shoot the 9 the most, as I reload for around 10-cents a pop using commercial FMJ projectiles. Anything inside any of these three guns will swap-out with all three, except for the modified 9MM bolt. Enjoy...they are really fun to shoot.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:10 PM
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[QUOTE=Retired AF CE;9626770]Hey you did fantastic! I love the M1 Carbine. I have a 6.2 mil Rock-ola. It is a very accurate shooter especially with my reloads!
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Share your recipe?

My club holds a "D-Day Commemoration Carbine Match" every year.
It's coming up in a few weeks!
Good fun, food, and old friends. Enjoy this video....

https://youtu.be/QokYn4NQbGs
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:31 PM
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I have a few Oldfut, but I'll let Retired respond first. I'm retired also, but I bet he's older than me.

EDIT: 5:52 PM CST 5/26/17
110 FMJ 13.5-grains H110 OAL 1.66 MV 1852 Mild load that cycles all my carbines and is as accurate as me.
110 FMJ 12.5-grains H108 OAL 1.68 MV 1850 Mild load that cycles all my carbines and is as accurate as me.
86-grain RNSP (Mauser) 16.5-grains H110 OAL 1.625 MV 2292 ZIPPY little load and it also cycles all my guns.

You may not find H108. That was a renamed military surplus powder sold by Hodgdon some years ago. It was used as the USGI Carbine load with 13-grains. MV was listed as 1930.
NONE of these loads should hurt your gun. All three of these loads print in the same place on a 25-yard target.

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Old 05-26-2017, 02:33 PM
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In the 70's in Michigan the M1 was a popular brush deer gun. Long shots in Michigan are rare and many hunters swore by them. Everyone should own one. A lot of fun to shoot and quite accurate from 100 yds and closer.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:37 PM
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They must still like to hunt with them. 5-round magazines (legal for hunting) go for around 2X the price of a 15-rounder, when you find them.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:46 PM
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We are especially reminded of the history of the Greatest Generation that served and carried these neat and handy arms at this time. Let us never forget.

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Old 05-26-2017, 09:49 PM
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ive read the 110 grain .30 carbine at 100 yards is close to the .357 magnum from a handgun at the muzzle. Still nothing to sneeze at. The fully auto M2 versions with 30 round magazines were favored for night patrols outside the wire in Korea.
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:01 AM
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Congrats! The first gun I ever bought was an Inland Division of GM carbine, stamped "M2", with most of the M2 parts remaining (aside from the full-auto parts of course). I paid the steep price of $150 for it back then. I sold it within a year or two of buying it, for roughly the same price. I sure do kick myself for selling it. I recall having a number of the 30 round magazines and some 15 rounders. The 30 round mags were jam-o-matics, but the 15 rounders were perfectly reliable.

My father carried the M1 Garand the first time he was drafted and the M1 carbine when he was reactivated. He was not in the infantry, and he said none of them cared about ballistics, they were all thrilled to death to have a 5lb rifle.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:12 AM
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I have a few Oldfut, but I'll let Retired respond first. I'm retired also, but I bet he's older than me.

EDIT: 5:52 PM CST 5/26/17
110 FMJ 13.5-grains H110 OAL 1.66 MV 1852 Mild load that cycles all my carbines and is as accurate as me.
110 FMJ 12.5-grains H108 OAL 1.68 MV 1850 Mild load that cycles all my carbines and is as accurate as me.
86-grain RNSP (Mauser) 16.5-grains H110 OAL 1.625 MV 2292 ZIPPY little load and it also cycles all my guns.

You may not find H108. That was a renamed military surplus powder sold by Hodgdon some years ago. It was used as the USGI Carbine load with 13-grains. MV was listed as 1930.
NONE of these loads should hurt your gun. All three of these loads print in the same place on a 25-yard target.
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Thanks for sharing data. I just recently acquired an Inland and collected everything to load 110 gr.ball.
I was going to start with 14gr. H110.
Our annual club carbine match is a week away and I'm hoping to hit something...anything.
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