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    M1 Carbine Cutaway

    Has anyone seen one of these before? Any details on factory/military cutaways like this?

    Sold as a National Postal Meter but I can't make out any markings in the pics.





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    That looks great, you must have made a wooden stand for it. I remember the thread where you bought it (if it's the same one and I'm not mistaken). Someone here will surely know the manufacturer of it. Is this an oversized trainer? Or is it just a regular cutaway rifle? It's hard to tell from the pictures without any other objects for size comparison
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    This is not the oversized trainer...but that was me too haha.

    This is a normal sized rifle turned into a cutaway. Just wondering if anyone had seen these before -- if there are any documented examples.
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    Hmmm, wonder what the legal status would be if someone were to build one of these off a demilled M2 rec'r, or put all the relevant M2 parts on a demilled M1icon rec'r? Seems *logical* that it wouldn't matter, being demilled to the point of total inertness. But we all know how gov'ts can be...

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    Going to go out on a limb here and say that "Bubba" did it, maybe for a desk display. The bullet coming out of the barrel is kinda funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASelkirk View Post
    Hmmm, wonder what the legal status would be if someone were to build one of these off a demilled M2 rec'r, or put all the relevant M2 parts on a demilled M1icon rec'r? Seems *logical* that it wouldn't matter, being demilled to the point of total inertness. But we all know how gov'ts can be...

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    I would say the rifle being actual size, the government would definitely have a problem with it whether it was inert or not. To my understanding you're not allowed to have the entire kit, so maybe if you left 1/4 of the parts out then maybe?
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    Perhaps not if a couple of the M2 parts were demilled by welding or cutting. But I would definitely check with BATFE before doing it!
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    Yeah, I'd forgotten about the sins of simultaneously owning all 7 M2 pieces...

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    Well it arrived.
    Marked as National Postal Meter.
    No evidence of a serial number ever applied.

    And boy is it DRY. Looks like it hasn’t been oiled in decades and moves that way too.

    Neat item that will go very well with my oversized cutaway.

    It would be killer if it had a military/manufacturing history. Even without it’s still cool…and it would cost at least three times as much as I paid to build one today!

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    I think it's cool too, I would have no problem putting that on display downstairs in the man cave haha.
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