Just left my local gunstore and they have in stock a small number of M1 Carbines in various condition ranging from 400 to 799. Got my eye on the best one for 799, mint condition with 3 mags and original od green military sling. The others were pretty beat up and one had some kind of heat shield thing on it in place of the wood on the top. I nearly bought one about 5 years ago at this same store for 400 in ok condition and didnt and have been kicking myself since then for not buying it. My wifes uncle said i should have the bore mic'ed said there was a batch of 3 to 4 thousand rifles out of alabama last year that had totally wore out bores. The bore on this one was shiny and the rifling i could see looked good with the naked eye. Anyone know anything about them? Ive heard the carbine was criticized for not having alot of knockdown power but the guy at the gunstore said they shoot good and are fun to shoot.