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Old 12-06-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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I got my barreled receiver from George yesterday. Decent shooter material.

Looks like he put a new front sight on when he put the front band on.

Yall take a look and let me know what you think of the barrel marking etc. Its open for comments or ridicule! LOL

Most certainly a repro rear sight and front band that George is apparently famous for.

The front band don't look too bad so I'm gonna keep it.

I'm waiting for a stock I ordered on GB to get here along with sling and oiler. I will get some assembled pics soon.

UPS and USPS are slooooow this time of year.

Hope these pics are small enough.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:03 PM   #2
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and you actually paid money for that? these guys would do a better job, and charge you less.........
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:07 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with any of it, if you paid the repro price. If you paid the WWII vintage price, you got hosed.
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:44 AM   #4
 
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A little harsh slow fire (but funny)....It all comes down to price, but don't buy from a crook...why line his pockets?
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:04 AM   #5
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399.99 special Mr. Ricca

Bought a bolt for $45 and a slide for $50 and a IO M2 stock for $40. I had a complete trigger housing. Better repro flipper on eBay for $9.95. So I got about $550 in it for a decent looking shooter.

I thought about this for a Christmas (or Ramahaunakwanzmas) present for my 13 y/o son. He knows enough about M1's that he hollers at the TV if shows a bayonet lug on a D-Day landing. So I wanted to get him a flipper and type 1 band. I figure $550 aint bad till he gets a job and can spend HIS money. He's a good kid but he aint worth a $1000 carbine when dear old dad aint got one! LOL

In my defence gentlemen I found this sight AFTER I had ordered this. Had I known his reputation I would have thought twice (or maybe three times) about lining his pockets. Rest assured he wont get any more of my money.

Hey this looks better than MY first carbine! I bought a Blue Sky Rock-Ola in 1988 for $250.00 or somewhere in that neighborhood. It had NO finish and shot around corners! I took it to the gunshow in a repro M1A1 stock and traded action for action and $100 for a nice DCM Rock-Ola in 95% condition! Sold it some years back for $900. (sigh)

That is funny Slow Fire! I wish I could by carbines for what that feller buys AKs on the street in Kandahar!
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:16 AM   #6
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Well I don't think $550 for a shooter grade is too bad, even if some of the parts aren't "real". I am expecting the delivery of a shooter grade on friday that I got on GB for $475 plus shipping. So I think you are in the ballpark.
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:20 AM   #7
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I wish I would have waited but Ive been collecting (and selling off when I get hungry) US military junk for decades so this aint the first time I got hosed! LOL

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:53 AM   #8
 
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don't feel too bad, I almost bought my first carbine from him, but fortunately learned of his rep before I did.

I doubt he is forging his own receivers and barrels, so you are not getting bad parts, just I wouldn't believe a word the guy says, OR any of the markings on his parts.

Most important...is the barrel in good condition? Are the lands strong and even (all four) at the muzzle. Use a lit mag glass. Are there any cracks in the receiver at the usual spots? If not, you are good to go and hopefully will get a nice shooter out of it.
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:08 PM   #9
 
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You might want to check under thw receiver where the recoil spring goes,the receivers that George or Mitzi or what ever he calls himself are rotted/rusted out right there.I talked to a few people that were suckered by him and they are unusable,you really have to check it real good.

George did stamp barrels,I bought a fake SA barrel from him about 2 1/2 years ago,a Korean barrel imported by him.

Do not feel bad,almost all of the Barrel bands & flip sights are repros including all of the "good" sellers on ebay.The only real ones are the ones that you actualy take off from a CMP Carbine.
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:39 PM   #10
 
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Boy you said that right pwerstroke. Unless you really trust the seller don't trust type 1 bands. I sold one here that I took off a mint unissued barrel from underwood. Underwood did not supply the barrels without the band and sight on...It is highly unlikely to find a new *mint* barrel that is not intact like this...then hopefully you can trust the band to be genuine.

Also, cracks can be filled with epoxy and painted over...use a lit mag glass and check the receiver and barrel very closely...if anything looks suspicious send it back and sick your credit card people on him.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:29 PM   #11
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No cracks anywhere guys. All machined interior surfaces are in excellent condition. Clear milling marks no pitting. Reciever just has some pitting below the wood. Externally the barrel is in excellent condition internally is still has some life left but its not a new barrel. Still waiting on the furniture for this thing. The guy only lives 50 miles south of me and its been 10 days. I guess I should have offered to pick it up! LOL All in all its not a perfect POS but it will do for a 13 year old boys first carbine I reckon. Thanks for all your help gentlemen.

Merry Christmas and Happy Haunaka to everyone and Happy Ramadan to the peacful muslims if there are any.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Haunaka to everyone and Happy Ramadan to the peacful muslims if there are any.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:09 AM   #13
 
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Glad to hear it looks good. I too had to put together a rifle that was not what it should have been and found the experience to be very enjoyable in the end. Love the carbine. The only gun I have that I can take completely apart and put back together without having pieces left over....that has to say something about the engineering!
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