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kenc9
05-11-2006, 11:00 AM
While not a true C&R they are producing pretty close copies of the original for around 650.00. Has anyone bought one of these? Curious if these are solid rifles.

http://www.auto-ordnance.com/ao_aom110.html

Draven
05-11-2006, 12:00 PM
From reports, they are hit or miss... but they can take GI parts...

jerryb78
05-11-2006, 12:03 PM
it a nice looking gun, but for 650.00 i could probally get the original surviver from the war. if it cost around 450.00, it would have been a very good price for reproduction and i would not mind buying one.

either way. i want one for my collection, price has gone up and it starting to get to get out of reach. but i'll keep on hunting for good deal.

icormba
05-11-2006, 12:05 PM
save your $650 to put towards buying more "real" USGI carbines while they are still around ;)

... like your Standard Products one!! :)

I haven't seen any of the Auto Ordnance Carbines, but I have seen and dissembled a Universal & it was JUNK! but again, that was just the one I saw.

Fate
05-11-2006, 12:32 PM
This recent thread on Battlerifles might change your mind. Buy USGI or otherwise cry. :D

http://battlerifles.ambackforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18572&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Draven
05-11-2006, 12:39 PM
I had a Universal that worked fine.. *shrug*

It got stolen last month.

maxicon
05-11-2006, 2:28 PM
Yep, My Universal's been a fine shooter - reliable and reasonably accurate - despite being the bottom rung of the non-GI M1 Carbines. They used to be cheap, too - well under $200 - but those days are gone.

I'd agree that $450 is a good cutoff for GI vs non-GI. You can pick up GI guns for $500 and up, and they'll hold their value better over time, but the $500 ones are usually pretty beat (that is, they have a lot of character).

Most of the reports I've seen on Kahr and IAI have been good, but I've never had one myself.

Draven
05-11-2006, 11:12 PM
Yep, My Universal's been a fine shooter - reliable and reasonably accurate - despite being the bottom rung of the non-GI M1 Carbines. They used to be cheap, too - well under $200 - but those days are gone.

I'd agree that $450 is a good cutoff for GI vs non-GI. You can pick up GI guns for $500 and up, and they'll hold their value better over time, but the $500 ones are usually pretty beat (that is, they have a lot of character).

Most of the reports I've seen on Kahr and IAI have been good, but I've never had one myself.

wanna sell it?

just 1/2 kiddin.

maxicon
05-12-2006, 1:37 PM
Nope! It may be expensive to feed, compared to other stuff, but it's a hoot to shoot. The kids like it for its size and low recoil.

Draven
05-12-2006, 2:59 PM
Nope! It may be expensive to feed, compared to other stuff, but it's a hoot to shoot. The kids like it for its size and low recoil.

Yup, my wife and friends liked mine for the same reason.