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Got this guy at a small estate auction for what I thought was a good deal. Everything marked Underwood or one of their contractors except for a Rock Ola barrel dated 1942. Has a Standard Products rebuild stamp but I'm unsure of the date. It's completely covered in cosmoline so I can't imagine it's been fired since the rebuild.


 
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Nice score! I don't have one of those yet, but I want one in a bad way.
 
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very handsome. Congrats!


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Congrats and enjoy! M1’s in fresh condition from postwar re-arsenal isn’t something you see a whole lot of these days.
 
Posts: 12167 | Location: Seattle-ish | Registered: February 10, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Very nice find. I used to have several and now I'm wishing I had at least a coupe of them back. They are great shooters.
 
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Very nice. They are a lot of fun to shoot i recently inherited my second one from my brother when he passed.
 
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Nice find! I really wish that I had understood a bit earlier what a handy firearm the M1 Carbine is.
I have a couple and always enjoy shooting them. Plus it's neat to hold such a piece of history and wonder where it's been.

That looks like a good one
 
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Thanks everyone. The more I look into the markings/history of this thing the happier I am with it. Just imagining where it's been is cool enough. Not bad for $700 in my opinion...
 
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$700? That's a damn steal in today's market. Hell, it was a steal before the recent gun panic. That's impressive.
 
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$700? That's a damn steal in today's market. Hell, it was a steal before the recent gun panic. That's impressive.


Yea, wish I had more free cash. There were 6 Carbines I think and mine was the most expensive. The others were all $6-650.
 
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Very cool indeed.

Wish I had paid more attention the last 10 or so years that such formerly surplus stuff is disappearing.

Congrats.
 
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Yea, wish I had more free cash. There were 6 Carbines I think and mine was the most expensive. The others were all $6-650.


Wow. At that price, you could snag a couple, flip them for what's still a fair market price and pay for most of, or all of the one you already bought.
 
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Great score! I would have jumped on it too! Gotta give us a range report too. Big Grin
 
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Reminded me of looking at the Monkey Ward catalog way back when. You paid too much. Big Grin
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Posts: 4364 | Location: Ohio | Registered: December 27, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Beautiful. I carried one as a LEO in the 70's. Wish I had it or another back. Good acquisition.
 
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In 1981 carried one as a LEO in patrol car between drivers door and drivers seat. Purchased new at a discount store for less than $150 out the door. Universal was the maker IIRC. ...................... drill sgt.
 
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$700? That's a damn steal in today's market. Hell, it was a steal before the recent gun panic. That's impressive.


Yea, wish I had more free cash. There were 6 Carbines I think and mine was the most expensive. The others were all $6-650.


Sweet. I too live in VA (Northern VA). Do you think any of those other ones are still available, and were they in similar condition (I know you got the best one)? PM me if that is possible. If not, my email is in my profile.

I have a refinished shooter grade M1 and I'd be interested in getting another.
 
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$700? That's a damn steal in today's market. Hell, it was a steal before the recent gun panic. That's impressive.


Yea, wish I had more free cash. There were 6 Carbines I think and mine was the most
expensive. The others were all $6-650.


Sweet. I too live in VA (Northern VA). Do you think any of those other ones are still available, and were they in similar condition (I know you got the best one)? PM me if that is possible. If not, my email is in my profile.

I have a refinished shooter grade M1 and I'd be interested in getting another.


The prices that I stated were what the auctions ended for. They definitely all sold...
 
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Thanks. Easy come, easy go... Enjoy your M1 carbine!
 
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Nice looking gun! PSA has a great, pre-panic price on cases of .30 Carbine ammo. Stock up and get her shooting. The Carbine is my favorite rifle, handy, fun, loads of history. Great score.
 
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