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Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« on: May 11, 2021, 05:26:13 PM »

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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 05:32:02 PM »

I'm interested.  Depends on price, of course.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 05:33:49 PM »

I'm interested.  Depends on price, of course.

Ditto, GI M1 Carbine have been going for crazy $$$$ nowadays.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 05:42:26 PM »

They list some as coming soon in the rifle section as coming soon at about $1100. But those are new ones. My dad had a full auto version for a short time. Decided he didn't want to get in trouble in the '60's.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 06:04:49 PM »

They list some as coming soon in the rifle section as coming soon at about $1100. But those are new ones.

Reviews have not exactly inspired confidence in the quality of the new "Inlands". I think Inrange actually had the rear sight fall off
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 06:05:32 PM »

I bought a NIB carbine from the NRA for $25.00 in the mid 60's.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 07:23:14 PM »

I bought a NIB carbine from the NRA for $25.00 in the mid 60's.

Want to make a quick $20?   =D

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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 07:26:28 PM »

1965 $25 = $210 in 2021
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 09:08:27 PM »

I put myself on the notification list so we’ll see what they end up going for

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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 06:49:58 AM »

I've always wanted an M 1 Carbine, so I signed up for one.

If the price is under $1,500, I may spring for one. But I suspect the price is going to be more than that.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 07:46:15 AM »

I sold mine for $200 in 1990.  :facepalm:
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 09:52:45 AM »

I remember going to gun shows in the early 1990s, seeing dealers with tables loaded with these, asking for $250.  I wish I had picked one up then...
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 10:15:30 AM »

I have a CMP M1 Carbine from when they were selling them about 10 years ago.  I was going to shoot it this week actually.  Mine is Underwood or Inland.  I wouldn't mind picking up a different brand, but it all depends on the price.  I kind of doubt I will.  We will see.

I am also curious about the condition of the barrels and such if they were never refurbished.  However, it they still have the sights and such from the earlier M1 Carbines, it might be worth it.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2021, 10:18:47 AM »

Ammo is near $1 per round also.   =(
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2021, 11:41:41 AM »

I got my M-1 carbine free.   =D   I inherited it from my father, who"liberated" it returning from Korea in 1952.   :angel:
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2021, 12:08:42 PM »

https://www.classicfirearms.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=M1%20Carbine%20Rifle
Classic Firearms seems to have surplus refurbished M1 Carbines in stock.  $1600 to $1800.  Description says they were all refinished by James River Armory.

My CMP M1 was post war production.  It would be neat to get a WWII production rifle, but I don't want to spend that much.  I was toying with getting a RA XCR-L rifle and that is only a little more.  I think I would rather get that.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2021, 01:08:22 PM »

I'll just keep my CMP IBM, thanks.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2021, 02:22:20 PM »

That's right at the cusp of where I am SERIOUSLY tempted.

Gotta think about this.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2021, 09:56:43 PM »

I got my M-1 carbine free.   =D   I inherited it from my father, who"liberated" it returning from Korea in 1952.   :angel:

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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2021, 10:06:04 PM »

I bought one when I was 18, sold it when I was 22. It was the least accurate rifle I every owned. I had a hard time getting anything smaller than a 10" group at 100 yards. I bought it to shoot coyotes after chasing them with a truck over beanfields. Never hit a coyote with it, shot at many.
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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2021, 10:14:35 PM »

Assuming that ad is from ~1960
$59.95 = $540.87 in 2021

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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2021, 10:56:43 PM »

Stop thinking about it. A sweet, sweet little shoulder arm.  Just enough kick to be satisfying, but even a ten-year old girl can shoot it with pleasure.

Ammo can be had here and there, now and then, current shortage across the board notwithstanding.

I note only a few show the bayonet lug  --be careful there, if I recall correctly, some jurisdictions consider that as making it an assault weapon.... been a long time since I dealt with that issue, but the bayonet sticks out such a short distance one has to question its usefulness.   Check with your local Commissar / Politbureau / Sultan / Chieftain / High Priest or Priestess or other oppressor-type.

Also, I don't know if they come with magazines, or how that fits in with the C&R rules, but I was concerned with mag capacity.  Maybe someone else can answer that one.

One that I had looked like the stock had been run over by a tank or other tracked vehicle and refurbished to serviceability.  Uglier than sin, but shot like a demon.  Must have had a few stories to tell.

Check under the baseplate for messages, IDs of former soldiers.  (True of all milsurps, by the way.)

Most problems with them seem to be related to the magazines.

Another minor charm of it is that its action works the same as the M1 Garand Rifle for demonstration purposes.  This is even more cool if the bolt has the flat top.

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Re: Midway USA to sell WWII M-1 carbines
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2021, 10:57:18 PM »

Assuming that ad is from ~1960
$59.95 = $540.87 in 2021

So M1 carbine value has outpaced inflation by better than a factor of 2.  Good to know.
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