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Very nice. I bought my new M-1 Carbine in 2015 for $699. Just love it. Great fun at the range. Auto-Ordinance.

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They were cheap at one time, but that ship has sailed.
Dad had a nice Saginaw carbine that he bought in the 80's for around $200.00 bucks. We shot it quite a bit, and it was a fun pinker, and a great piece of American history.
A few years later he had to retire early, and thought he needed the money worse than the gun.
Sold it to a local wheeler / dealer for $300.00, at a time that my brother and I could not really afford to buy it.
Gone forever, and now it would take $1200 - $1500 to replace it.
Dont let yours get away!
 

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Mine is also a '41 Inland. Just a hoot to shoot.

One of the high points of my summer was a range day with a family friend. He was issued an M2 and a Combat Masterpiece in the 60s as an Air Force MP. (Air Police?)

He had asked for range time to shoot a new S&W 442. I brought the carbine and my 67 no dash. He hasn't shot much for years but he had a great time that day.
 

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In the past I have owned a few M-1 carbines, all Inland. I found them to be reliable even after all those years. I would still have them if circumstances had been better.

This the carbine I stumbled on earlier this year:





I would have preferred not having the scope on it but I might as well keep it this way.
 

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1943 National Postal Meter. Got a super deal on it from a friend who was selling off some of his Grandfathers guns. Mostly original except the Bayonet lug. Most M1 Carbines that had bayonet lugs were arsenal updates after 1945 and later. Bayonet lugs weren't seen until late war (1945). Even with that the value is still high compared to what they used to go for. I'm no M1 Carbine expert but you can pick up a lot of info on CMP Forums.
 

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Inland indeed! I honestly have no idea what it's worth other than it's priceless to me! It's a gun I just like holding :)
Fulton Armory builds and renews M1 Carbines. They also sell parts.
Their "new" M1 Carbines use USGI receivers and all new parts. Manufactured to USGI specs using modern manufacturing techniques. Their prices are $2K to $2.5K.
They also renew original USGI M1 Carbines.
They are good shooting rifles and worth having.
My grandson loves shooting mine.
 

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1943 National Postal Meter. Got a super deal on it from a friend who was selling off some of his Grandfathers guns. Mostly original except the Bayonet lug. Most M1 Carbines that had bayonet lugs were arsenal updates after 1945 and later. Bayonet lugs weren't seen until late war (1945). Even with that the value is still high compared to what they used to go for. I'm no M1 Carbine expert but you can pick up a lot of info on CMP Forums.
Oh that's hurts that he was selling such a great gun of his grandfather's! Great buy for you!
 

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Oh that's hurts that he was selling such a great gun of his grandfather's! Great buy for you!
I know right? I would have never done it but over the years I have learned that there are a number of people for who sentimentality is not a thing. I will say that he did keep a couple that had sentimental value but he isn't a gun collector. I ended up buying a number of nice guns. A early S&W Chiefs Special, Browning Buck Mark, A rare Model 20 Winchester .410, Ruger Blackhawk Bi cenntenial model and a Winchester Model 370 20 GA.
 

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I was in the gun shop talking to somebody when this guy walked up to the counter not far from me and puts a bag down. He asks the person on the other side if he thought this 1911 could be cleaned and if it might still work. His Father had it at Normandy. He then pulls out a Colt pistol with a little rust on the barrel and it was stamped property of US Govt.
 

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I was in the gun shop talking to somebody when this guy walked up to the counter not far from me and puts a bag down. He asks the person on the other side if he thought this 1911 could be cleaned and if it might still work. His Father had it at Normandy. He then pulls out a Colt pistol with a little rust on the barrel and it was stamped property of US Govt.
I would have cried. I'm sure the owner didn't let him leave without buying those.
 
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