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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106402
12/26/20 10:39 AM
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I have a M1 .30 carbine. Cheaper Universal brand made in Florida with some original and aftermarket (non military) parts, I like it. It has killed a few deer at my 75 yard max food plot. Nice 110 grain soft point hunting rounds are made for them now. I have Michigan hunting legal 5 round mag, several 15 rounds and some 30 round mags.

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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106405
12/26/20 10:45 AM
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Whatever you do keep it as original as possible, if you want restore it just do the minimal work to get back to original worn condition; no re-bluing or wood work.
Do not get rid of it, that is a keeper. Really fun to shoot too.
I remember when there was still a lot of surplus ammo for those; no more I'm guessing. But it should be a cheap caliber to reload.


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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106430
12/26/20 11:07 AM
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I like them. I hand shoot them to well because they are so small and the LOP is way to short for me. Semi ok with a limbsaver pad on it, but the missus like the little rifle and I load for it. If you use Barrys bullets ( they are copper plated lead ) its the cheapest gun I have to load for as it sips powder. I use either IMR 4198 or H110 I do have some Sierra soft nose hunting bullets for social work as well other than the lead stuff for plinking.


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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106440
12/26/20 11:19 AM
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When I got mine, someone pot a scope on it but I did get the original sights with it and put them back on and the original top hand guard as well. Its just look goofy with a scope
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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106544
12/26/20 01:10 PM
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Mine's a National Postal Meter,date 10/43 on the barrel.I've owned it for close to 40 years now,paid $200 for it.Shot a lot of deer with it when I first got it,use it within its range and proper shot placement will drop a deer as fast as any other round.Still use it some for coyote calling,does a great job on our coyotes.It's entered semi retirement ,I figured it way more than earned its keep.I can't believe the price they bring nowdays,I wasn't too happy paying $200 in the early '80's,figured I'd paid too much.I had a guy tell me he bought one from the NRA in the 60's ,if I remember right I think he said he paid $25.Don't know how true that is.


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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106556
12/26/20 01:39 PM
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When walking guard was better to carry the carbine than a M1 rifle!!!!!!


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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106591
12/26/20 02:22 PM
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I load 12.8 grains of H110 behind a 110 gr FMJ for 1800 FPS and they function well in all my carbines. The comp on yours is not USGI but there are plenty of government issue parts out there to include barrels if you end up doing any restoration work. Hang on to it, they’re drying up..

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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106595
12/26/20 02:27 PM
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I'm envious Wolfdog, I would love to have one, but my wallet's not fat enough! I notice there is a new-manufactured one, perhaps by Auto Ordinance. How does the new compare to the classic?

Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106674
12/26/20 04:11 PM
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Cool gat Wolfie, I may be jealous. Back in the late 60's they were cheap as heck to buy, even cheaper to plink with. My one cousin actually carried his while deer hunting. I wanted one then, I want one now!


Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106769
12/26/20 05:49 PM
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Fun plinking gun. 15 years ago they were 200 bucks everywhere at gun shows. Price has tripled now. So has ammo. All gun shows in NY have many types and configurations for sale. Well at least when we can have gun shows again


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Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106832
12/26/20 06:31 PM
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Here's my bet on the front site.
When these guns were first issued, the armorer sighted them in by filing down the front site. This worked as deigned with the original flip rear site.
The problem came about once these guns were in service and had their rear sites upgraded to fully adjustable type.
The replacement rear sites sit higher than the original flip sights. So now the original front site is too low to match the new site. This results in the gun shooting way too high with no simple way to rectify the problem.
Whoever had your gun did what he could to make it shoot right.
You may be able to find an original unmolested front site which should work with your adjustable rear sight. The blade should be higher than the top of the holes in the sides of the ears on an unmolested original front sight.

Re: So I got this M1 Carbine [Re: Wolfdog91] #7106949
12/26/20 08:20 PM
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Wolfy, you're gonna really freak out when the time comes and you get your hands on a real NICE rifle smile


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