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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I would not worry about the barrel being damaged by the Blue Sky stamp. I have had several Blue Sky carbines since the late 1980s, and they all shot as well as any other carbine. I am not aware of anyone here on the forum or in my personal experience that has had damage because of the barrel.

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    Generally M1icon Carbines are 100% reliable with USGI 15 and 30 round magazines, or KCI Korean 15 round magazines. If you have feeding issues, it may be a weak recoil spring. When you disassemble the carbine, measure the recoil spring. It should be between 10 1/8" and 10 1/4" long. If it is shorter, replace it with a USGI one. "Extra Power" after market recoil springs cause more problems than they solve. Also, it is not uncommon for used carbine mags to have spring in backwards. The spring looks like this: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ The long side (bottom of the picture) goes to the rear in the magazine.

    Happy shooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce McAskill View Post
    I have had two Blue Sky carbines and both of them a Winchester and an Inland shot just as well as any of the other carbines I had or have. In fact the Winchester would shoot an inch and a half size groups consistently. The Inland would shoot at two inches. The barrel distortion from the stamping is an internet myth with no known facts. I have seen too many of these carbines that shoot well with others who own them.

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    The stigma is the big mark

    I have thown out the challange a few times, Show me a BlueSky that the bore is compromised due to the stamp.

    It may have happened with first few but think the company would quickly realize that crushing barrels, breaking dies is just not cost effective.
    Further what worker would continuously over exert themselves to over stamp?

    Again, if anyone has a flattened by BS stamp please let me know so we can confirm this. Till then its just a big tatoo that says that it served in Korea

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    Blue sky definitely did not import just parts or assembled bitsers either. I have seen a number of Blue Sky imported carbines that aside from being good shooters clearly had the original barrel and were complete albeit arsenal rebuilt guns.

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    I too had a Blue Sky barrel that was fine. There was no damage, just a huge stamp.

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