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lbdrummer3
03-23-2008, 8:48 AM
Just saw an add for Big 5 in Long Beach by the traffic circle and they have Inland carbines for 999.00.

torsf
03-23-2008, 10:35 AM
I just looked at the one in Walnut Creek last night... Mag catch was broken, wood looked like it had been painted brown and all the metal had a light coating of rust.

wilit
03-23-2008, 11:13 AM
No sure why anyone would spend $999 on a sub rack grade rifle when you can get service grade rifles from CMP shipped to your door for $575.

63 tango
03-23-2008, 11:25 AM
No sure why anyone would spend $999 on a sub rack grade rifle when you can get service grade rifles from CMP shipped to your door for $575.
Exactly. CMP is awsome. I bought a correct grade m1 garand from them and its in excellent condition. Most surplus rifles ive seen at big 5 look beat up to me.

Gator Monroe
03-23-2008, 11:55 AM
Their $79.95 deal on M44's was cool especially when 42-5 Tulas popped up (And they have had M38's pass through with Correct stocks in the past ...)

.22guy
03-23-2008, 1:08 PM
CMP!!!!!!!

packnrat
03-23-2008, 1:52 PM
big 5 m1 carbines = junk, and way over priced.



:TFH:


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thefifthspeed
03-23-2008, 2:11 PM
It's sad when we might have to consider using a sitcky for big 5 carbines because I see 2 new threads a week about them followed by 10 comments on how bad they are. If these carbines were half off they still wouldn't be a deal.

Xerxes
03-23-2008, 7:50 PM
You have heard of Stone Washed Jeans?

To give them that ol' well worn look.

Well these carbines are stone washed carbines. Yes they took a huge barrel, threw in a bunch of abrasive stones, poured in a bunch of paint of varying colors, then threw in a bit of acid to provide that light coating of rust, then sealed up the barrel and rolled if over Niagara Falls.

C.A.I. has fashion designers that think this new fad of stone washed carbines will catch on and that you too will pay double or triple or quadruple for these just like you did for those stone washed jeans.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE, and may God be with you always!:D

hoffman259
03-23-2008, 9:02 PM
Can someone enlighten me to what CMP is? I been looking to by a m1 carbine and would like to see what they have to offer? Seems like a couple people have experience with them. Any comments to the quality? Any problems?

Patriot
03-23-2008, 9:07 PM
Can someone enlighten me to what CMP is? I been looking to by a m1 carbine and would like to see what they have to offer? Seems like a couple people have experience with them. Any comments to the quality? Any problems?

Civilian Marksmanship Program - http://www.odcmp.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_Marksmanship_Program

M1 Carbine sales:

http://www.odcmp.com/rifles/carbine.htm

More than a couple, I'd say at least 10% of the board :cool:

Quality is excellent for the price. There can be a bit of a processing delay (or not, it just depends).

hoffman259
03-23-2008, 9:11 PM
ty very much

thefifthspeed
03-24-2008, 5:24 AM
hoffman, the Inland Rack Grade is the best deal by far. I've heard from many cmp customers that they often gauge less then what they are projected to and at $419 you can buy 2 and a huge case of ammo and still be less than a big 5 junker.

wingman01
03-25-2008, 10:18 AM
The sad thing is that century arms offers the m1 carbines for under 500 bucks. but they won't ship to CA. The same carbines that they sold to big 5!
They decided to take an ultra conservative approach when dealing with CA:mad: