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Universal M-1

Ken56

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Anyone have any insight on this rifle? One is up for auction soon and I may be interested but I have no idea what may be a fair price. What I have found so far puts it between 250 and 350. Picture seems to show it in good shape.
 

MAC702

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As usual, there is far more to the story.

You need to get the serial number and find out what generation it is.

First generation is USGI parts and has a great reputation.
Second generation is a mix of USGI and commercial parts, and most are pretty good.
Third generation (no USGI parts) is the one with which most people have experience, and they are crap.

That should be enough for you to do some research.
 
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Va_Nemo

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As usual, there is far more to the story.

You need to get the serial number and find out what generation it is.

First generation is USGI parts and has a great reputation.
Second generation is a mix of USGI and commercial parts, and most are pretty good.
Third generation (no USGI parts) is the one with which most people have experience, and they are crap.

That should be enough for you to do some research.

If you want an M1 Carbine, MKS Supply, parent corp of Hi Point Firearms are bringing them back. Yeah beat up Hi Point but you cant break them.

Nemo

http://www.mkssupply.com/

http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/
 

solus

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raising my hand in my normal quiet and respectful manner, as i ask the obvious question...

this is, the OC handgun forum and isn't the M1 a rifle?

just saying, worse threads than this have been locked and chained!

ipse
 

Grapeshot

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raising my hand in my normal quiet and respectful manner, as i ask the obvious question...

this is, the OC handgun forum and isn't the M1 a rifle?

just saying, worse threads than this have been locked and chained!

ipse
It is a carbine :D, but obviously not a handgun.

Yes, we do not promote long guns, but we have permitted questions about them.

Moving this thread to the Social Lounge.
 

Ken56

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Thanks for the input guys. Been doing my research on this and it sounds like if I can pick it up for the right price I may bid on it for the fun of it.

As to it being a rifle well, I thought that the General Chat forum was the appropriate place to post seeing we are supposed to be able to talk about whatever here, good restaurants, good movies, the hurricane etc, Maybe I am mistaken.
 

MAC702

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Thanks for the input guys. Been doing my research on this and it sounds like if I can pick it up for the right price I may bid on it for the fun of it.

As to it being a rifle well, I thought that the General Chat forum was the appropriate place to post seeing we are supposed to be able to talk about whatever here, good restaurants, good movies, the hurricane etc, Maybe I am mistaken.

As long as it does not promote the urban carrying of the rifle, it is not off topic to discuss rifles in general. This is still a community of firearms enthusiasts, and we like to talk.
 

Grapeshot

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Thanks for the input guys. Been doing my research on this and it sounds like if I can pick it up for the right price I may bid on it for the fun of it.

As to it being a rifle well, I thought that the General Chat forum was the appropriate place to post seeing we are supposed to be able to talk about whatever here, good restaurants, good movies, the hurricane etc, Maybe I am mistaken.
What you are defining is the Social Lounge, which is where this thread now resides after it was moved.

Talk away.
 

Ken56

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My bad, and my apologies. I have hung out on OCDO for some 8 years or so now and .........I guess we all make a mistake once in a while. If anyone is interested I will post what it sells for. Auction is this Saturday evening.
 

Grapeshot

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My bad, and my apologies. I have hung out on OCDO for some 8 years or so now and .........I guess we all make a mistake once in a while. If anyone is interested I will post what it sells for. Auction is this Saturday evening.
No apology needed.

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. :lol:

We all can benefit from additional knowledge. I know that I am still learning and being taught new things by others is good.
 
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