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    I had one come to me a few years back after waiting for many more years for one...and it had several issues. I could have messed with it but chose to do exactly that, sold it through a friend and it now resides with a collector in Germanyicon as far as I know. Otherwise you could get into it for tons before it was sorted out.

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    I ended up getting a buyer pretty quickly. Got out of the gun what I had in it. He was happy to buy it even with the timing issues.

    I shoot all of my guns, so any that canít be shot much get moved along. Iíve got a garand on the way from the CMPicon and Iím looking for an M1icon Carbine as well. Iíve had a couple of both in the past and Iíve always enjoyed them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakebevt48 View Post
    I shoot all of my guns, so any that can’t be shot much get moved along.
    Agreed completely, if there's an issue it has to go. When you get the M1s, let us have a look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakebevt48 View Post
    Got out of the gun what I had in it. He was happy to buy it even with the timing issues.
    Good on ya for being upfront on the issues. Some folks (raises hand) love a good project. Sounds like that one was a good project.
    Everyone's happy!

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