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M 1

SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
edited September 2005 in Ask the Experts
Are the M1 carbines in .30 decent? I see there are a few different makers of these and what kind of price do these pull used but in good shape? Thanks, SG

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  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,798 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Not sure what "decent" means.

    The M1 carbine is fine for plinking & defense; the cartridge is equivalent to the .357 mag. Plus, they hold 15 or 30 rd mags. There were 10 USGI manufacturers; most run in the $400-600 range for a rebuild. There were a handful of commercial manufacturers; most are not worth having.

    Neal
  • CHGOTHNDERCHGOTHNDER Member Posts: 8,932 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    STAY AWAY FROM THE "IAI".!!!!!

    PJ

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  • SGSG Member Posts: 7,548
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the fast responses...yall are great with help and info here. I was just curious about the qualities from one maker to another. A friend of mine has an Inland thats in pretty good shape but he wants $475 for it. Thought it might be a good deal. Thanks again , SG
  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,798 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's probably a good deal, unless it is import marked. If it is marked "Blue Sky", take a pass.

    Neal
  • NwcidNwcid Member Posts: 10,674
    edited November -1
    Ammo is not cheep either. It seems to run about $200/ 1000. It is very fun to shoot though.

    Just remember there are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    John
  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,598 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I inheritated a Plainfield ver this year. Has had about 1 box through it. Looks new. Any opinion on value guys?

    Thanks

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  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,798 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Actually, they are among the best of the commercial carbines. Figure $350-400, maybe a little more.

    Neal
  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,598 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the reply Neal. I have no plans on selling it but was interested in it's value.

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