WWII M-1 Carbine 1944 Underwood VG

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Description: Since the late presidential election, of course, military type firearms like the fine Ruger Stainless Mini 14 Target Modes we have listed elsewhere have been the focus of intense consumer interest. Whatever the merits of the present interest level, we have been over this territory before, in 1968-69; in 1981-82; in 1989; and in 1. What went up then, like this MP-15, came back down. Good authentic US World War II military firearms like our half dozen or so World War II .30 M-1 carbines, however, have steadily appreciated since the 1960s. In 1968, we were selling them for $50 apiece; by 1981 they were bringing $200; by 1989, the price was about $250; they in the early 1990s they fudged up over $300 apiece. Rifles like the AR 15types have inflated over 50 percent since last summer, and the bubble will doubtless burs as it did in 1971, 1990 and 1994 when the AR type rifles deflated by 40 to 50 percent in value. We have sold a couple .30 Carbines in the recent past, not import stamped, for over $1,000. So instead of sinking good money in inflated rifles like ARs and AKs, excellent rifle that they are, a person would be better off to buy a .30 Carbine. The M-1 Carbines are light, portable, handy, and ammo for them is commonly available and nowhere near as inflated as .223 rounds are presently. The best thing for people to do nowadays, instead of throwing hundreds of dollars into high-dollar rifles, is to keep your NRA Dues paid, upgrade your Membership, and contribute to NRA/ILA. We urge every capable gun owner and fellow dealer to match our proprietor’s recent $1,000 non-deductible personal contribution to ILA. And instead of roller coaster values like the presently popular upstart military rifles, these are solid performers as collectibles as well as shooters. Since we only have a copy of Canfield’s Book from the 1980s, dating is not at all precise on most Carbine specimens we run across. This one is a U.S. Postal Meter with IBM Barrel, and it is correctly numbered, serial number 42074xx with a correct, corresponding cartouche of the same number on the buttstock. The best we can discern, it was manufactured in 1944. Barrel is I.B.M., and Postal Meter indeed used a good many barrels from other suppliers. Forend band / bayonet lug is labeled KI on its left side, and front sight has an EU stamping on its flat. Magazine release button has CC M stamped on its face. The rear sight appears to be original, with PI marking on its right side. We had to refinish these with Tru-Oil because the stocks had extensive pecking and scouring, but no cracks. The glossy Tru-Oil finish will easily dress down to a plain oil finish with about an hour’s worth of elbow grease and steel wool. Correct number cartouche is still legible, as is the LW marking inside the sling slot. We have installed a military style cotton OD green sling and oiler. Perhaps the most objectionable but least avoidable detraction is the Century Arms, Georgia, VT stamping underneath the barrel, inconspicuous though it is. Those points aside – neither of which are unusual for a DCM marketed rifle – this Carbine has much to commend it. The serial number cartouche on the buttstock is a plus, on our view. Lower receiver and trigger group housing hold as good finish as external parts, and we detect no pitting underneath, as the photos show. Even though the barrel has a weak greenish finish, it holds to a true military coloration. The bore, chamber, and mechanism are all excellent. This is a very respectable, all-military .30 M-1 World War II Carbine. We’re offering it for only $ 669.95.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Location: TN

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Item #: 968478541
Stock No.: LG0902
Seller Since: Jul. 2007
Seller Level: Trusted Seller
This seller is an FFL
City: Henderson
State: TN

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