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|05-25-2005, 03:52 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2004
At a recent gun show, I saw a M1 Carbine, I would like to find. It was awire bound and about an inch thick. It was B/W and had every part and subcontractor for those parts. Anyone know of this book??
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|05-28-2005, 09:54 PM||#5|
Join Date: May 2005
What book(s) would you'all reccommend as the best books for someone just starting out with a carbine. I have had mine for less than a week and would like to know a bit more about it before I take it out shooting. Also what parts/areas/other stuff should I check to make sure it is safe to shoot (anything that should be updated/changed before shooting)? Someone has already told me to change out my stock for a beater since mine is almost too nice.
Mine appears to be almost all original S.G.; might be worth more than a basic shooter which is what I bought it for (only the front site and barrel band are unmarked and the stock is an IO instead of SG, the trigger group and parts are S'G'). I would like to know if I should get another for a shooter and leave this one alone. More info is available in another thread here.
Please reply soon as this is the longest I have ever owned a gun and not shot it. . .the anticipation of getting it to the range is almost unbearable
|05-30-2005, 07:06 AM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2004
The best starter book is US M1 carbines Wartime Production 4th ed. by Craig Reisch. The best book over all is War Baby by Ruth. The first is inexpensive. The second is very expensive. Both are great resources. But there are plenty of others that are good too and which are priced in between these two.
|05-30-2005, 02:20 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2003
|05-30-2005, 03:38 PM||#8|
To be on the safe side BogeyB, dry cycle a few rounds CAREFULLY with the safety firmly ON before firing it. If the bolt closes smoothly over a chambered round, you are probably okay to try it. Overall, the M1 Carbine is pretty forgiving, but it can't hurt to make sure there is enough headspace. Too much isn't very dangerous, too little can be. Ideally, you would have a gunsmith check the headspace and function before firing it, but if this isn't practical, at least do the above and make sure all the moving parts work smoothly without too much looseness.
Also, be aware that the Carbine is probably the most complicated of milsurp weapons to collect and document, so take your time and don't worry too much about "hurting" it's value by shooting it, if it's not in unfired condition you won't affect that unless it's abused or damaged in the process.
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