finallly, an M1 Carbine for me

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  1. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    Bought this yesterday with a bunch o' mags of all sizes and some ammo.

    5 digit serial number, made in 1942 by Inland Div of GM

    Seller's father bought it in 1974,then refinished the stock and stripped the bluing off the metal. Musta been in bad shape.

    I'm either gonna ask a friend to Duracoatit, or Parkerize it me own self. Might leave the stock as is.

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    It's a beauty!
     
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    Gorgeous rifle!
    Was just talking about M1s yesterday with a friend
     
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    Has it been nickel plated?
     
  6. MacEntyre

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    Can't use a bayonet... no bayonet lug.

    Hasn't been plated, it's just bright metal. The previous owner stripped the blue from it... musta been a rust bucket!
     
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    Repark it, and strip the wood.
     
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    What BASIL said.

    Nice carbine!

    I’ve got a Sep. 1942 Inland carbine also. Nice light and compact.
     
  9. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    Jus' what I'ma thankin'!

    But I'ma gonna Duracoat it.
     
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    Gonna look good on you.
     
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    Ok let me be that guy....

    They stripped the finish off a non bayonet lug possibly as close to ww2 minimally rearsenalized model as you could find?


    On that note it may be worth inspecting the parts before doing anything. It is a long shot but worth the time to see how close to original it is...that might help decide how to refinish it.
     
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    Good point... I'm not up on M1 details. Perhaps I should visit @cubrock an' see what he thinks.
     
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    Jus' what I was thinkin' when I saw the 5 digit serial number.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Remember CMP sold M1 carbines for $20 back in the 50/60s.
    Friend has a Winchester with the CMP box and BOS his dad bought.
    They were cheap, so people did things to them that we cringe to thing of.
    Look at what some do to Mosins today.
     
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    If it is close to original then you coukd gave it restored professionally and boost the value to a collector.

    My ibm has some irreparable damage to the barrel and receiver which us a shame considering it has no bayo lug and old style safety.
     
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    Hmmm... this thang has potential, then... no bayo lug, old style safety... gotta go see @cubrock about this'n!

    But what is with a professional restoration if'n all the parts are accurate? I can Parkerize it, and I have stripped poly off'n many stocks, an' oiled 'em up without sacrificing the character and patina.

    Seriously, if I do it, I will call it "professionally restored."
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Take photos as you go so we can all learn from you.
     
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    Let me put it this way...if you had a classic Corvette and wanted to repaint it then sell it would you take it to your buddy who has done it a lot or to the dealer?
     
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    I'm not gonna sell this'n.
     
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    Well, it is a joy to choot on steel inside 100 yards, but I need to goto a real range and get it on paper at 50 yards, so's I will know what it can do.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Get yourself the current edition of "Collecting The M1 Carbine" by J C Harrison.
    Tons of data on the details of the M1 carbines by all manufactures.
    Also look for "US M1 Carbines, Wartime Production" by Craig Riesch.
     
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    Thanks! Got 'em both from Amazon, usin' Amazon CC rewards, so no cost.
     
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