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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    Overall impression...I think I got my money's worth. very-good-to-fine national postal meter. some dried carbon + grease around the chamber mouth, but no rust visible anywhere. The usual very strong fresh-from-the-ole-crate surplus smell was present. The bolt cycles veeerrrry smooth. The trigger group is a little jiggly, first carbine so no comparison for what is normal.
    NPM was the only company to pass the rain test. Apparently they did something different (heat treating? Finish?). My NPM is a late one made in 1944, has an IBM barrel, it is the most accurate carbine I own. Sounds like you got a good one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    The trigger group is a little jiggly, first carbine so no comparison for what is normal.
    That's pretty much normal. Nothing to worry about unless it drops down enough to affect feeding from the magazine. The rear lug of the TH can be peened to tighten it, but affects the appearance a bit. There's a picture of the peening shown on the CC club website under parts, trigger housings. - Bob

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    Glad you got one. I had a Rock in my cart and was almost done with the purchase when the system went kerplooey! One more click and I'd have confirmed the sale. When I got back in, the gun was gone from my cart! 9:04 est. Some people have tried to tell me the system didn't crash. I know it did! Congrats on a successful buy!
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    I think they had a short timer on cart reservations. not saying you delayed, but a lot of folks added one to cart, then perused for a couple minutes looking for other models, then clicked on cart and it refreshed to empty. I went straight to what I had planned as first choice, added to cart, checked the IBMs for my kid and saw only lower grade ones left, and said screw it and checked out. I had only planned on getting one anyway, a didn't think it wise to get picky. if some people were prompted to create an account at checkout, that may have take longer than the timeout and they got theirs booted from cart. lot's of possibilities for why. every site I've seen the code for has a cart timer, where cart item is returned to main inventory after a period. if you go to checkout after the timeout, it tries to re-reserve the item, unless the inventory is exhausted then you are screwed.

    reading up on rear sights, I wonder if any have original flip sights? mine does has the later slide, I think the stamped one. I imagine the swap occurred in the one govt. inspection that midway claimed happened in the early 50's I think.
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    I wouldn't bother with the jiggly trigger housing. Carbine people don't really care and it doesn't alter accuracy. Just don't try to peen the receiver lug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    Brownells has surplus carbine mags still in the wrap...midway didn't include mags to avoid state regulations.
    https://www.brownells.com/aspx/searc...057&pid=138219
    With so many rifles sold on tues., I bet they will sell out fast!
    Forty bucks a magazine is pretty steep, but I ordered two anyway as I've only a few original magazines for my carbines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eb in oregon View Post
    Forty bucks a magazine is pretty steep
    looks like average across the web is $15-$20ish for new reproduction. Numerich has rusty used originals for $22 and new original for $43.

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    Wow, I am glad I bought 8 wrapped originals back in '16 when I got my second WIN. They look the best with a 15 rounder

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    guy in Chesapeak, VA is making new reproduction carbine slings out on original equipment with new surplus cotton webbing and selling on ebay.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/312348661928
    he makes them to order - sent me an email just after I purchased with expected ship date. came in the yesterday. good quality.
    need to make time and take some pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    I think they had a short timer on cart reservations. not saying you delayed, but a lot of folks added one to cart, then perused for a couple minutes looking for other models, then clicked on cart and it refreshed to empty. I went straight to what I had planned as first choice, added to cart, checked the IBMs for my kid and saw only lower grade ones left, and said screw it and checked out. I had only planned on getting one anyway, a didn't think it wise to get picky. if some people were prompted to create an account at checkout, that may have take longer than the timeout and they got theirs booted from cart. lot's of possibilities for why. every site I've seen the code for has a cart timer, where cart item is returned to main inventory after a period. if you go to checkout after the timeout, it tries to re-reserve the item, unless the inventory is exhausted then you are screwed.
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    Not the case. I went immediately to the checkout. I was almost done when the system went down. I couldn't complete the checkout due to the system failing. They even apologized for the glitch and posted the apology on line. They failed, not me, and they admitted it. I got the boot at 9:04 EST. I already had an account and they had my CC number on file. I do business with them often. The same thing happened to several people that I know of and it happened to all of us at exactly the same time. You can't blame it on us waiting too long to check out.
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