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vonbauernfeind
08-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Hey there, another new thread, looking into and researching old bolt-action rifles, which are my primary area of interest in guns.

Ideally, I'd like an old M1 Carbine, but I'm looking for various things and for lots of info before nailing down what I'd like to buy.

Here's hoping the info and sales metrics/data help me to find a good deal and a good gun for myself.

fighterpilot562
08-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Welcome

Colt-45
08-06-2012, 10:11 PM
Welcome to the forum.

M1 Carbine?

I really want one of these myself, with the folding paratrooper stock but being in CA i'm sure there's something that has to be modified or isn't accepted.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/52709/Auto-Ordnance+M1+Carbine+30+Cal.+Paratrooper+Folding+St ock+Model

SoCal Bob
08-06-2012, 10:12 PM
Welcome to Calguns.

vonbauernfeind
08-06-2012, 10:17 PM
@Colt Most likely; to be honest, I'd probably be happy with most bolt action rifles, I just like things that have a history attached to them. A carbine is just what's risen to the top of my list, after having listened to my granddad discuss the guns he experienced in his training (medic attached to a marine unit, but didn't see action). I was talking about regular garands, and he was adamant that if I were to buy an M1, it should be a carbine.

So naturally I've formed a slight fascination with them.

xXx Sir Sik xXx
08-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Welcome

Rider1k
08-06-2012, 10:38 PM
Welcome

bsg
08-06-2012, 10:57 PM
welcome to the forum.

RoundEye
08-06-2012, 11:29 PM
Welcome!

I am not sure if you shoot pistols or pistol caliber rifles, but we have a monthly shoot at the Burbank Firing Line on the last Friday, and you're welcome to join us. One of our frequent attendees brings a bolt action CZ rifle in .22lr

cebuvfr
08-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Welcome aboard!

Colt-45
08-07-2012, 12:03 AM
@Colt Most likely; to be honest, I'd probably be happy with most bolt action rifles, I just like things that have a history attached to them. A carbine is just what's risen to the top of my list, after having listened to my granddad discuss the guns he experienced in his training (medic attached to a marine unit, but didn't see action). I was talking about regular garands, and he was adamant that if I were to buy an M1, it should be a carbine.

So naturally I've formed a slight fascination with them.

Any idea who manufactured the M1 Carbines issued to Marines? Was Auto Ordnance one of them?

BakaLogic
08-07-2012, 4:43 AM
Welcome to the forums, good luck in your search!

Striper 05
08-07-2012, 5:11 AM
Welcome

frankDmole
08-07-2012, 5:47 AM
Welcome to CalGuns.

den888
08-07-2012, 6:56 AM
Welcome!

BlackTydeTactical
08-07-2012, 9:58 AM
Welcome aboard!

zod
08-07-2012, 6:04 PM
Welcome aboard.

phdo
08-07-2012, 6:16 PM
Welcome.

GladiatorTactical
08-07-2012, 6:21 PM
Welcome to CalGuns and to LA area

h0use
08-07-2012, 9:10 PM
welcome

.22guy
08-07-2012, 9:38 PM
Any idea who manufactured the M1 Carbines issued to Marines? Was Auto Ordnance one of them?

There were a variety of manufacturing companies that built M1 carbines, around 12 or 13? But I'm pretty sure Auto Ordnance makes repro copies. I don't know anything about the quality of those.

To the OP, Welcome to Calguns! :)

vonbauernfeind
08-07-2012, 10:07 PM
There were a variety of manufacturing companies that built M1 carbines, around 12 or 13? But I'm pretty sure Auto Ordnance makes repro copies. I don't know anything about the quality of those.

To the OP, Welcome to Calguns! :)

I know there were a whole bunch, comes from how they basically shut down everything that wasn't active military industry and told them that they were now making military tech.

Can't vouch for the accuracy of this site, but I don't believe Auto Ordnance was making originals, according to this.

http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbines.html

derekt2
08-07-2012, 10:38 PM
welcome!

DeanW66
08-10-2012, 2:55 AM
Welcome aboard!

Wicked Pete
08-10-2012, 2:14 PM
I used to have so many M1 Carbines...Tons, a few Military; a lot of other companies made them. I had one with a scope (modified mount), that was so accurate it surprised me. I since sold/traded all of them; I had boxes of 30 rd. mags...yummy!

P.S. Ammo is a little pricey these days. Welcome to the forums.

shortyforty
08-10-2012, 2:37 PM
Welcome to Calguns. I share your interest in the M1 carbine. I was fortunate enough to find a shooter some years back for a very reasonable price. It looks well used but functions flawlessly. It is a Standard Products gun. For me, guns like this offer so much more than the opportunity to shoot or own a cool gun. When I pick up a U.S. WWII gun so many thoughts and emotions run through me. Graititude, respect, honor, sadness. Here is some info I found about the Standard Products M1.

"One of the many challenges facing Standard Products was where to obtain the personnel necessary to manufacture their M1 Carbines. Port Clinton, Ohio was a rural area with other wartime industries competing for a workforce. Early in WWII units were commonly made up of enlisted personnel from the same towns and counties. At the Battle of Bataan units made up of male residents of the Port Clinton area were wiped out by the Japanese. The few survivors who survived became POW's whose next challenge was the Bataan Death March and all that followed.
When Standard Products announced they needed employees to manufacture M1 Carbines, the call was answered by the wives, parents, grandparents and siblings who had lost loved ones at Bataan. Many of these workers already had jobs elsewhere. When an evening shift was started to boost carbine production, many residents stepped forward and took on the second job".
Other info on the M1
http://www.bavarianm1carbines.com/manufacturers.html