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Merchant Marine
05-27-2009, 7:02 PM
I've been looking into buying an Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine. I understand that it skirts the grey area between legal and "evil" weapon thanks to the California AWB.

Let me get it staight: If I want an M1 Carbine with a Removable Magazine, I need to-

-Not buy a folding "Paratrooper" Stock
-No Bayonet Lug
-No Flash Hider
-No Muzzle Brake
-10 rd Magazines Only

So in short, I need to buy this gun, but with 10 rounders.
http://discountgundealer.com/images/MB0457.jpg

Am I correct in my assumptions?

ke6guj
05-27-2009, 7:05 PM
why is it "skirting" the law? Because it is a semi-automatic centerfire rifle that has a detachable magazine, it is not allowed any evil features. The M1 carbine does not have any of those features.

Bayonet lugs and Muzzle brakes are not considered evil features. It is not illegal to use 11+ round magazines in the M1 carbine.

sierrawoodsman
05-27-2009, 7:09 PM
wrong, you CAN have a bayonet lug and or a muzzle brake on a carbine. If you have any pre 2000 15 or 30 round mags stashed away you can use those as well.
Good choice, I really like M1 carbines:2guns:

Merchant Marine
05-27-2009, 7:17 PM
Ok, thanks for the info guys.

why is it "skirting" the law? Because it is a semi-automatic centerfire rifle that has a detachable magazine, it is not allowed any evil features. The M1 carbine does not have any of those features.

Bayonet lugs and Muzzle brakes are not considered evil features. It is not illegal to use 11+ round magazines in the M1 carbine.

I just remember reading arguments over the AWB and how it was stupid because it deemed some models of the M1 Carbine to be "Assault Weapons". But I guess that's just the folding paratrooper stock.

bohoki
05-27-2009, 7:22 PM
i h avent fired mine in a while since ammo has climbed over $15 a box

ive been reloading but now bullets are rare

Jonathan Doe
05-27-2009, 7:31 PM
i h avent fired mine in a while since ammo has climbed over $15 a box

ive been reloading but now bullets are rare

I am glad that I've got about 1,500 LC ammo and some more commercial ammo couple of years ago.:cool:

aplinker
05-27-2009, 7:52 PM
I've been looking into buying an Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine. I understand that it skirts the grey area between legal and "evil" weapon thanks to the California AWB.

Let me get it staight: If I want an M1 Carbine with a Removable Magazine, I need to-

-Not buy install a folding "Paratrooper" Stock
-No Bayonet Lug Not on evil features list
-No Flash Hider Yup
-No Muzzle Brake see 2
-10 rd Magazines Only Any capacity you currently possess, but you can only buy 10rd mags if you have none

So in short, I need to buy this gun, but with 10 rounders.
http://discountgundealer.com/images/MB0457.jpg

Am I correct in my assumptions?

You're 1/5 ;)

I fixed and/or deleted them.

Read through the flowchart.

Quiet
05-27-2009, 9:07 PM
uclaplinker is correct.

csorin
05-28-2009, 10:44 AM
Maybe check out CMP (http://www.thecmp.org/m1carbine.htm)if you want an authentic one. My Inland Rack Grade has great metal and shoots like a champ. Plus it has the added bonus of being almost 70 years old. So, 500 bucks cheaper, 1942 vintage, and a real piece of history. Just a thought:thumbsup:

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm244/csorin/M1%20Carbine/DSC_0132.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm244/csorin/M1%20Carbine/DSC_0139.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm244/csorin/M1%20Carbine/DSC_0135.jpg

M1A Rifleman
05-28-2009, 10:52 AM
Only a folding stock or flash suppressor (not a muzzel break) would make this an AW under California law.

motorhead
05-28-2009, 11:15 AM
they did make a cone type f/h for the carbine. avoid it. if you desire that jungle banana look mag kits are available to make 10/30s.