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Old 01-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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C3 you have to be an "Old" timer to recall the "Spitfire". I know your Grandpa told you about it. The "War Baby" can eat up a pile of ammo on a Plinking Afternoon. Learn to reload and cast. The little M1 is a natural for cast bullets. My cost for .30 Carb reloads is $6 bucks per hundred. The cost goes up and down depending on the cost of gas checks and primers.

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Say I find one with the later adjustable rear sight, would it be easily changed back to the flip sight?

I realize that with the rearsenaling that I'm not getting an I cut stock or a flip sight and not likely to get a type 1 or 2 barrel band. But I want to make it as close to a 1944 issue as I can while still being cost effective.

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Was at a show last weekend and there were several M1 Carbines of all makes for sale. The average price was around $800, some less, (not much), some a lot more. Since it's on "The List," prices won't be going down any time soon. As others have mentioned, ammo can be pricey and hard to find. Even if you load your own, brass and primers can be scarce.
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Was at a show last weekend and there were several M1 Carbines of all makes for sale. The average price was around $800, some less, (not much), some a lot more. Since it's on "The List," prices won't be going down any time soon. As others have mentioned, ammo can be pricey and hard to find. Even if you load your own, brass and primers can be scarce.
Unfortunately, I'm pretty used to expensive ammo. As you can see the list of my chamberings in my signature.

The .22lr the 9mm and the 54r are about all that get range time anymore.
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check with cmp last time in anaston thay had bavarien police

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I picked up a Plainsfield carbine for 400 and feel like I got a deal. Yes, it is a commercial but from what you find about them in researching and my experience with mine, they are great rifles. It also is interchangeable with all GI parts, and I do believe its the only commercial carbine that is like that.

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I have to go with the one i own was handed to me from my uncle who was a marine.its a winchester,he firmly beleived they were the best of all of them as far as the .30 m1s go.and i havent had a chance to fire many of the other models. The win m1 i have is awesome and pretty damn accurate ,great fun to shoot rifle but yea ammo is getting scarce. far as price they seem to keep climbing in value , all the mil contract ones anyway's

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I have seen several civilian models selling from $410 to $480 in the last couple of weeks. Average condition.

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Here's my favorite Winchester which was never modified. Inland division of GM was the largest producer but Winchester designed it.







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