CTGuntalk.com

Specific Gun related Discussions and Show and Tell. => Long Guns (Shotguns, Black RIfles, Semi-Autos, Bolt Actions) => Topic started by: Dieselcamino on February 04, 2019, 06:42:44 AM

Title: M1 carbine value
Post by: Dieselcamino on February 04, 2019, 06:42:44 AM
Hey guys, any good resources out there besides gunbroker for the values on .30 carbines?  I'm going to check one out of a co-workers fathers who wants 350$ said it shoots and looks decent for the age,  could not give me pictures or manufacturer (hes up there in age) I'm thinking for 350 I cant go wrong even if its bottom of the barrel no?
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: speedway on February 04, 2019, 08:25:09 AM
If it’s a genuine US military, you are stealing it at that price.

If it’s a modern knock off like an Iver Johnson, then the price is decent. 
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: 2BearArms on February 04, 2019, 08:44:32 AM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Hey guys, any good resources out there besides gunbroker for the values on .30 carbines?  I'm going to check one out of a co-workers fathers who wants 350$ said it shoots and looks decent for the age,  could not give me pictures or manufacturer (hes up there in age) I'm thinking for 350 I cant go wrong even if its bottom of the barrel no?

Make sure to check the bore. If it ever was used to shoot corrosive ammo and then not cleaned properly it could be destroyed. I saw that once on a registered full auto rifle.
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Bottom Rung on February 04, 2019, 09:46:35 AM
Watch out for IAI M1 Carbines. The receivers are not up to par, but at $350 it’s still worth the gamble.

Everything except US GI is going to be a gamble.  Auto Ordnance, Kahr, Plainfield and Iver Johnson may or may not run well. Personally, I avoid them.  Despite my feelings $350 still isn’t bad.

US GI guns can still have issues considering most have not seen any love in 50 years. Barrels on many are heavily worn.  Reputable companies, like Fulton Armory, can fix anything you need on a USGI M1 Carbine.

I love M1 Carbines. They are fantastic little guns.
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Supes3 on February 04, 2019, 09:50:30 AM
Seems like a decent deal either way if you were looking for an M1.
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: CTSixshot on February 04, 2019, 10:41:51 AM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Make sure to check the bore. If it ever was used to shoot corrosive ammo and then not cleaned properly it could be destroyed. I saw that once on a registered full auto rifle.

I'm not going to dispute your experience, but at least you can be assured that none of the USGI ammo was corrosively-primed. That's not to say that there isn't corrosive .30 Carbine ammo out there.

From http://www.odcmp.org/1101/usgi.pdf: (http://www.odcmp.org/1101/usgi.pdf:)
.30 CARBINE
Note: All (U.S.) .30 Carbine Ammunition made during WWII and after is NON-CORROSIVE
(regardless of manufacturer)!


If you grab this M1 Carbine and want to roll your own, come see me.... test-fire capabilities onsite.
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Dieselcamino on February 04, 2019, 11:23:29 AM
Thanks guys good info, I'll take the general consensus as if a true usgi rifle, it should be a homerun (unless it's a basketcase)  if a post war knockoff still not a bad deal (again unless poor condition)  any easy way to tell if it's a USGI? Is it obviously marked somewhere
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: speedway on February 04, 2019, 11:36:13 AM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Thanks guys good info, I'll take the general consensus as if a true usgi rifle, it should be a homerun (unless it's a basketcase)  if a post war knockoff still not a bad deal (again unless poor condition)  any easy way to tell if it's a USGI? Is it obviously marked somewhere
USGI M1 carbines were manufactured by:

Inland
Winchester
Underwood
Saginaw
National Postal Meter
Quality Hardware
IBM
Standard Products
Rock-o-la

They are marked on the receiver.   
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Dieselcamino on February 09, 2019, 05:59:50 AM
I walked away, it was a national ordinance and far from decent shape, not even sure if I would shoot it without really going through it thoroughly
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Bottom Rung on February 09, 2019, 07:53:17 AM
Sorry to hear that.  Thanks for the follow up.

A good shooting M1 Carbine is a worthy pursuit.  Additionally, installing an Ultimak rail and micro red dot livens them up quite a bit.
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Steevo on February 09, 2019, 07:56:43 AM
I hate when that happens....had that happen a few times.

+1 on the ultimak rail.....
Title: Re: M1 carbine value
Post by: Silverbear on February 09, 2019, 09:06:04 AM
It would be even better without adding the rail.  A mount for a mini red dot that goes right into the rear sight dovetail would seem to be a natural, but as far as I can find out, nobody does one.