After thinking about it for quite a while I picked up an M1 Carbine a couple of months ago. Actually picked up two of them I got a deal on, and will probably sell one of them. They are IAI commercial reproductions with a mix of WWII GI parts and post war contract spare parts. Receivers and barrels are new commercial production from around 10 years ago. Barrel is the same production as the new Kahr Auto Ordinance carbines from Green Mountain Rifle Barrels. One had never been shot and the other one not too much. Both shoot good with no feeding problems with good mags. Found the Korean made mags with bolt hold back follower work as well as the one GI mag I have. One of the carbines has a beautiful walnut stock, and the other one a lower grade birch stock. Which ever one I keep is going to be in the Walnut stock, though. Ammo is kind of pricy although I found Agullia FMJ at $17 for 50. Found that BVAC softpoints shoot well and are ~$24 for 50. Brass is expensive for reloading, so the used brass is worth nearly $.20 each. I am saving all the brass to either start reloading, or to sell when I accumulate 1000 pieces.