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  1. Thread: IBM Real or Fake

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    Sentry: Didn't you mean to say 'intentional...

    Sentry:

    Didn't you mean to say 'intentional fakery'? I don't think there is such a thing as 'legitimate' fakery!!! But maybe that's just me. LOL

    Re the incredible proliferation of faked parts,...
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    Without getting too nostalgic, back in the 'Old...

    Without getting too nostalgic, back in the 'Old Corps' (LOL) in Vietnam (almost) everybody in a USMC rifle company carried something besides their personal ammo & gear - gun ammo, LAAWS, claymores...
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    All Good Points

    I enjoy the M1 Carbine for what it is today and the history at the time of conflict. I don't really care if it was a feared battle implement capable if one shot kills at 40 meters or 400. I don't...
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    Doug: Meaning no disrespect, as I really do...

    Doug:

    Meaning no disrespect, as I really do have NO 'dog in this fight', but it appears to me that these Army training films were intended to instill confidence in our troops in the weapons they...
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    February American Rifleman

    A telling article was published in the February AR re the effectiveness of the M1 Carbine v M1 Garand in Korea - specifically in the extreme cold at the Chosin Reservoir. I have no rock solid...
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    Consensus: Real

    Like I said, I am no expert but there are at least four and maybe five features of this sight that make me believe it is totally bogus, or at least a partially bogus put-together from parts. The...
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    Yes, I think you're right. I didn't consider...

    Yes, I think you're right. I didn't consider shipping and I tend to live a few years in the past. Many $20 stocks on eBay but hardly good, sound stocks. $60-$80 is probably closer but you can score...
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    You have a $200-$250 collectable stock, maybe...

    You have a $200-$250 collectable stock, maybe $300 cleaned up on a good auction day. If you shoot your carbine ONE time and the stock cracks you would have about a $75-$125 stock, maybe less,...
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    S'G' Ebay Flip Sight

    I know that now may not be the time to bring this up but I didn't expect the below auction result. Assuming legitimate bids, three bidders are sure it's the real deal and three appear to be on the...
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    That appears to be a pretty nice Inland (?) Type...

    That appears to be a pretty nice Inland (?) Type II highwood sock which has seen some use but does not appear to have been sanded or abused. This is a valuable stock and a LOT better than most...
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    My Apologies

    Correction: I have seen at least one sideways SN milled front sight - I own it (a senior moment). I don't recall seeing any others, but perhaps I have seen so very few that I concluded they were...
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    I think I would hold onto that sideways 'SN' Type...

    I think I would hold onto that sideways 'SN' Type 1 sight if it were mine. In 15+ years I have never seen one, nor have I seen a picture of one. Probably for Std Prod by same manufacturer as the...
  13. Thread: Barrel Band ?

    by ChipS
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    I agree. This guy offers a lot of repro junk...

    I agree. This guy offers a lot of repro junk dirtied to look old in bad photography. However, he did a really good job on this band if it is fake. Calling it a Rock-ola because of the weld marks...
  14. Thread: New member

    by ChipS
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    Welcome to the Forum, Dave. You might also keep...

    Welcome to the Forum, Dave. You might also keep your eye on estate auctions and auction houses for carbines. That's how I acquired my first. Sometimes a gem pops up under the radar at these...
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    Can't wait to see how the current plan to put...

    Can't wait to see how the current plan to put women in front line infantry units is going to work out. He may need a bigger leaf!!!! LOL
  16. Thread: I wonder....

    by ChipS
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    If I had done that to my M14 I would probably...

    If I had done that to my M14 I would probably still be resting quite uncomfortably in the Portsmouth Brig. LOL
  17. Thread: I wonder....

    by ChipS
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    I wonder....

    ...if the guy who worked so hard to make this IP stock 'purtier' ever knew just how much his efforts cost him. What a crying shame.

    Original WW2 M1 Carbine Rifle Stock WWII Irwin Peterson RARE...
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    Question: Weren't early Inland barrels and...

    Question: Weren't early Inland barrels and receivers finished separately before assembly? I thought I was previously corrected in a forum when I noted that Inland B/R's were finished as assembled ...
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    No. 1 Mk. I Value

    Greetings. I'm new to this forum - generally hang around the M1 Carbine forum. I do have an interest in Enfields and I would appreciate an educated wild guess as to a reasonable offer for a 1905...
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    Man, I don't know - paint maybe. I'm still...

    Man, I don't know - paint maybe. I'm still caught up in the dropped "notebook" and the freaky boots.

    Oh yeah- and do you think the guy with the cooler lid got an Article 15 for running off to the...
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    The carbine appears to have a Type 3 band w/...

    The carbine appears to have a Type 3 band w/ bayonet lug turned away from the camera.

    Army or Navy or ?. Beats me. I don't see anything definitive but this must be in the early '60's, before...
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    As others have noted, headspace is critical. I...

    As others have noted, headspace is critical. I should have been more specific above and advised that when putting a previously used USGI barrel and used USGI receiver together the headspace usually...
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    If I understand your description, when you look...

    If I understand your description, when you look at the front of the receiver from the muzzle end of the barrel and turn the barrel into the receiver hand tight you can not turn it far enough so the...
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    Probably Not

    ...and if so it may be an infringement on intellectual property rights. The people who research and document this information in a usable text format do so at some cost and expect to be paid for...
  25. Thread: Cadmus Folder

    by ChipS
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
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