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February 12, 2000, 03:13 PM
Picked up an Universal M1 Carbine last weekend thinking I had a great deal. That was till I took the thing to the range. Couldn't get 2 round down range without a jam. Thanks again to George, the Smithy here at TFL, I'm happy to say I did get a deal on this carbine. The guy I picked up the M1 from must not of had the help we have here if we need it. Talk about needing a little TLC. Ford was still in office the last time this rifle saw a true cleaning. After a complete stripping,dunking in Hoppe's and wearing out a brush or two, success!! Last night at the range 200 rounds went without a hitch. My 5 shot groups at 25 yds were a cloverleaf and the young man who'll be using this rifle in a action rifle shoot stayed in the 6" black. A happy ending.

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Be careful around a man with one gun,he'll know how to use it.

George Hill
February 14, 2000, 03:02 AM
An M1 Carbine that got too dirty to fire?
Dang - that was one dirty M1! I have heard from one fellow that said he has fired litterally thousands without cleaning.

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I mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some
moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, people would put me away!

mcshot
February 14, 2000, 09:30 AM
Hmmmm Maybe it's the same gun :D
George, Are you the same G.H1ll in Joe Garner's book: CODE NAME: COPPERHEAD?
I made the connection after reading your comments about putting on a flak vest just before catching one in the sternum.

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"Keep shootin till they quit floppin"
The Wife 2/2000

George Hill
February 16, 2000, 03:29 AM
I can not confirm nor deny...
Never read Joe's Book. But I did know a Joe Garner.

Copper Head, "Now thts a name I have not heard in a very long time..."

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I mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some
moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, people would put me away!