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I just can't help it, with all the new fangled guns that they are makin out there I still like to shoot my little M1 Carbine as good as anything else I've got. I always grab it first if I'm headed out on the farm and want to take a rifle. It is pretty darn accurate, once you get used to the peep sights. And it is very easy to put in the truck, or anywhere else...as long as I've got the 20rd mags in..the longer mags tend to hang and bang on stuff. Just wondering if anyone else appreciated the mighty (small) M1 Carbine.
Like a few others I've got...this one came from grandpa.

 

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I like them but they want a arm and a leg for one so I have never bought one.Tried to swap a old nieghbor out of one . He was always out shooting at coyotes with it and shot one coyote right out of my yard.He was a old ww2 vet and was pretty deadly with it.
 

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Shur 'nuff. Fun to shoot but like all other ammo getting scarce and expensive. Here's my "typewriter".


 

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I have a Universal that I got at a pawn shop about 7 years ago for $165. Works fine but will take it to the show tomorrow and try to sell it as I sent in an order to the CMP on Monday for a WW II Inland model.
 

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My two "War Babies". One has the M2 potbelly stock, the other low wood straight.
 

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Inland Div. from 4-'43 that hasn't been messed with - still has the flip-up sight and old push-button safety. It is Mrs. xtm's go-to weapon when I'm out of town and zombies are moving about outside the home place. She knows that it's bigger than a .22LR and her Pa carried one just like it up and down a bunch of beaches in the Pacific.


Some classic Lake City ammo:


I find it to be a handloader-friendly cartridge for my RCBS progressive reloading press - really spits 'em out.

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No, not really. I'm kinda partial to the M1 Garand, myself. I've owned several - sold 'em all except for a genuine, honest-to-God paratrooper model. I kept that one only because it was too damned valuable to sell.
 

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Nice guns fellas! I was gettin worried for a little while...I was starting to think that I was the only one on here who was a fan...thanks for proving me worng. And Good luck with the sale tomorrow Saxon..you shouldn't have any trouble gettin your money back out of it...
 

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xtimberman said:
Leighton,

What kind of wood does my Inland have? Can you tell in the photo?

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xtm
You have the older "high wood" stock, which would make it original to the date of manufacture. Both of mine are also Inland, and one is correct in parts, just not the stock. If that was mine, I would get another from CMP for shooting/protecting the home front, and put that original up, as those are becoming very rare and expensive. Oh, what is meant by high wood is where the charging handle is, if you look at both of mine compared to yours you will see the difference. The reason the Ordnance dept. changed to the low wood was due to the high wood portion covering the charging handle rod would crack or break off.

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No, not really. I'm kinda partial to the M1 Garand, myself. I've owned several - sold 'em all except for a genuine, honest-to-God paratrooper model. I kept that one only because it was too damned valuable to sell.
QC, Have you looked at the auctions on the CMP site for the M1A1 Carbines AKA Paratrooper models, it should give you an idea as to yours worth.

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They had a table full of them at the gun show in vegas one time and people were packing them out one right after another. But they were paying 700 bucks a piece for them.I just wasnt willing to shell out that kind of money for one.I have seen a few here and there but were beat all to hell.Im a el cheapo and patient I will come across one cheap some time and snap it up.
 

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They had a table full of them at the gun show in vegas one time and people were packing them out one right after another. But they were paying 700 bucks a piece for them.I just wasnt willing to shell out that kind of money for one.I have seen a few here and there but were beat all to hell.Im a el cheapo and patient I will come across one cheap some time and snap it up.
58, Go to the CMP site, you can get a Service grade for right around 5 bills, and it will be delivered right to your door, no middle man to go through, and they will work and shoot very well. Your not going to find one in better condition for less. Not to many folks falling off the turnip truck anymore.

Leighton

PS, Are you a Vet/LEO or retired LEO? If so you don't need to belong to a CMP affiliated club or shoot in a CMP registered match, your DD214 form, or your LEO creds. covers both of those requirements. If you do belong to a club, and not a Vet or LEO but have been, and have records of competition, your covered.
 

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Thanks for that information, Leighton. I learn something here nearly every day!

xtm
XTM, Your welcome sir. Thats one of those that really should be a safe queen.

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Woa I went into the cmp site and the cheapest 30 carbines were over 700 . The paratrooper models were 1500 to over 2000.
I cant believe how much a 03A3 is.My sister had a carbine my brother in law paid 100 bucks for in exellent condition a few years ago. A enfield and 03A3 was something you seen in pawn shops all the time because nobody wanted them.Now even they are valuable.
Looks like old military guns have become very valuable in just a few years.I remember back in the early seventies my friends dad was a gunsmith and dealer. We helped him un pack and clean wooden crates of enfields packed in cosmoiline he paid ten bucks a piece for.
 

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onenut58 said:
Woa I went into the cmp site and the cheapest 30 carbines were over 700 . The paratrooper models were 1500 to over 2000.
I cant believe how much a 03A3 is.My sister had a carbine my brother in law paid 100 bucks for in exellent condition a few years ago. A enfield and 03A3 was something you seen in pawn shops all the time because nobody wanted them.Now even they are valuable.
Looks like old military guns have become very valuable in just a few years.I remember back in the early seventies my friends dad was a gunsmith and dealer. We helped him un pack and clean wooden crates of enfields packed in cosmoiline he paid ten bucks a piece for.
Don't know what part of the CMP site you went to, but I'm looking at Service grade Inlands for order at 495.00. The Para models are auction only guns.
www.thecmp.org

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Thanks for the information. One of the premier M1 Carbine collectors in the nation is my buddy. He resides here in El Paso and frequents the guns shows. He had one on his table today for $1500 and has guestimated the value of mine at around $2500.00. Those things are way overpriced in my opinion. But, being an old geezer and having lived way too long, just about everything seems overpriced. He had about 15 Carbines on his table ranging in price from $500 to $800.
 
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