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Old 12-17-2012, 03:32 AM   #21
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I spotted an Ivar Johnson post war M1 at a local pawn shop. Made a deal for 750.00. It was in good condition, just as I had finished putting my down payment on the layaway, I noticed a beautiful Ruger mini14 stainless steel for 699.00. I swapped em out, the mini14 was in near mint condition, always wanted one. I wasn't totally hot for the M1, so, I guess my first M1 will just have to wait. www.MyGunDiary.com

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M72 the Universal Carbs are for the most part a PIA. Too bad you were a victim. I hope you can get a good "War Baby" some day. I cast 120 grs. gas checked linotype and range lead bullets for the Carbs. They run at 2,000 FPS and smack the iron hard at 200 yards.

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:18 AM   #23
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Same here nitestalk,its a good shooter but not what i thought i was getting

The next day that $200.00 unfired in the box Russian SKS made up for the loss

the .30 carbine round that accurate @ 200yrds?

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the carbine....

then the sks...

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Yes the little Carb can be accurate enought to shoot iron at 250 yards. I see guys use them at Pre 1950 Military Shoots they can be amazing in the right hands. They just love to be fed cast lead bullets and Win 296 powder.

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Your gas port dosent get fouled up using cast bullets?

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Good question answer no. I use a BHN 20 alloy with a GC and SPG lube. There is no leading when you use bullets sized proper to the bore. I cast a .315 diameter bullet and size it to .3095 it fits the forcing cone perfectly and swages to bore. This does not allow for gas cutting which causes gas port loading. The gas cutting occurs when gas passes an undersized bullet under pressure. The hot gases melt the lead leaving dropplets of melted lead to stick in the bore and load the gas port. Cast bullets are cast and sized by pressure not velocity.

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As far as the M14 first of all it's fires a full power not intermediate cartridge and is a full size service rifle, basically an updated M1 Garand. It is an excellent rifle and our last wood and steel service rifle, so good in fact it's still being used. The M1 Carbine which is a highly sought after collectable now is still a practical firearm due mainly to the advances in well designed ammunition such as Gold Dot and Critical Defense. The little carbine just refuses to die.

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What does that mean "Full Power" Ctg.? The Carbine is collectable? This thread is starting to fumble real bad. Lets move on.

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How are we starting to fumble? The OP just acquired an M1 Carbine and was rightfully curious about what he should know. Intermediate cartridge, I'm sure you already know what one is but for the sake of those that don't I'll explain. It is a cartridge that power wise is greater than a pistol cartridge but less than an full power service cartridge like the 30-06, 303, 8mm and all the other service cartridges from the WWII era. M1 Carbines are one of the most fascinating weapons to come out of WWII and their collectability is undeniable. So much so in fact there is a forum dedicated to it the OP may want to check out, the M1 Carbine Forum.

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