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Old 07-03-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Underwood, maybe.

I was at one of my favorite haunts this afternoon to see about possibly ordering a Colt WW1 model 1911. I got to talking to the shop keep, and asked her if she had any M1 carbines floating around. She had 2. an IJ someone put a scope on for $500, and an Underwood that looked pretty average for $575. The colt will be about $1000 when its all said and done. It was kind of between a CMP carbine and the colt before, and the colt came out the winner. That's what I decided I wanted. They're purdy, and I want one. Either way, I'm going to have to save up for it, and hope my significant other doesn't find out about it, and spin my own "quit spending so much money on dumb stuff!" lecture around on me. I'd enjoy shooting either one, to be honest. The WW1 model is really more for the fact that I want it, and would put maybe 50rds a year thru it. The M1 carbine is my favorite Rifle. Both are rare in their own rights, and once they've made it to someone's collection, that's it for that. I have a hard decision to make, I believe. Any help?
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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Don't ask me to help....I'll just tell you to bite the bullet and get them both!
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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I've already began considering that. Its just really a matter of how mad I want the wife. I decided I am buying both, just not at the same time. I'm going to get the carbine first because its cheapest, and in house. The WW1 model can wait, and if I have to save up, and go thru gunbroker, or something, so be it. As of right now, though... I'm buyin the carbine.

I don't know the year. Its an underwood. Low wood. Pretty good shape, other than its missin the butt plate. It doesn't have the M2 mag catch. Flat bolt that's blued, I think the barrel band is also blued. Everything else looks parked. The finish is about 80% on the barrel from what I see. Its not a safe queen, but its not hammered. Seems like a pretty good deal for the money, though. its nothing to see em selling for $800+ around here. I figure if I hate it (which I don't see happening!) I could resell it, or even trade it for a WW1 model colt. I'd rather save up, and buy the colt a little later. The carbine sat behind the shelf for so long, I thought it was sold. hahaha. Oh well. Its soon to be mine, I guess.
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