The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 24, 2013, 11:22 AM   #1
Pezo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 15, 2005
Location: Macomb, Mich
Posts: 622
M1 carbine value

Hello all. I have an m1 carbine. It's an inland division manufactured barrel/receiver with a rock-ola manufactured firing group/trigger assembly. The main stock is a after replacement ( by the re distributer, I'm guessing) and the hand gaurd is original. Dated 1945. What would be the resale value. Thank you.
Pezo is offline  
Old July 24, 2013, 12:42 PM   #2
salvadore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 1, 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,650
I have almost the same set up, don't know how to tell who's trigger group it is. Mine has a 44 date and was reimported by Arlington arms. Love to know what mine is worth too.




salvadore is offline  
Old July 24, 2013, 01:22 PM   #3
Pezo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 15, 2005
Location: Macomb, Mich
Posts: 622
Bingo on the Arlington arms. That name is stamped on the rifle. I acquired it in 89'. Edited to say that upon field stripping the gun. Rockola is stamped onto the fire housing. Only viewable after removing it from the stock. The patina finish of the rock ola parts are different than the inland parts. Almost older looking in a way?
Pezo is offline  
Old July 24, 2013, 02:12 PM   #4
TLeo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 229
Really need to know more about what parts are in it but you basically have one that went through the typical rebuild post war and was imported back into the US by Arlington. Ball park figure likely depends on what part of the country you are in but I'd say roughly $600 - $800. Are there any markings on the stock such as letters in the sling well, or crossed cannon stamp on the right side of the butt stock, etc? Some collectors deduct value based on the presence or size of import markings.
TLeo is offline  
Old July 24, 2013, 03:31 PM   #5
Pezo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 15, 2005
Location: Macomb, Mich
Posts: 622
All right. Thank you
Pezo is offline  
Old July 28, 2013, 06:09 PM   #6
rdhem2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2013
Location: Yakima, East Washington S
Posts: 4
Average Carbine

Yours is, as most, a typical reimport that has been upgraded a zillion times. It shows most but not all improvements made to the carbine as it was issued and then rebuilt, then rebuilt again.

Difference in color is simply due to the strength of the parkerizing solution when dropped into the tank. Heck it wasn't even made in the same plant. That is part of the beauty of these little wonders, complete 100% interchangeability.

Don't try to use the blue book on this one as it is a re-import mixmaster. Go to the Inland column, find the percentage, then deduct 60%. Those columns only apply to as built, as issued, 1942 to 1945 carbines only.

Now that S&W 1917 is more interesting. Also a WWII rebuild as it is parkerized rather than blued. Nice grips though!
rdhem2 is offline  
Old July 30, 2013, 08:18 AM   #7
chiefr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 27, 2010
Location: AR
Posts: 1,091
Inland M1 carbines are selling for between $600 - $1000 at gun shows depending upon condition. All M1s as of late, have appreciated. You can check the auction sites to get some idea.
chiefr is offline  
Old July 30, 2013, 11:20 AM   #8
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,592
.

An old friend recently sold an M1-Carbine he assemble from a MixMaster parts bin for $700; purebreds would bring much/much more; especially a premium Carbine, like a Winchester (he has one of those, too ) or a gennie Para-Trooper/folding stock version.



.
PetahW is offline  
Old August 1, 2013, 10:40 AM   #9
TomADC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2009
Posts: 513
I have a Winchester but its a import stamped Blue Sky on the barrel.
__________________
US Navy Retired,NRA Life Member,SASS member, Time magazine's Person of the Year 2006!
TomADC is offline  
Old August 1, 2013, 06:57 PM   #10
Ibmikey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2013
Location: Medical Lake Wa.
Posts: 423
Many buyers will shy away if the Carbine is import marked and having Blue Sky on the barrel is particularly troublesome as some of their stamps actually pressed the barrel to an egg shape. Beyond collecting they are great little rifles to just have fun with, collector rifles can run into the $ thousands.
Ibmikey is offline  
Old August 1, 2013, 09:56 PM   #11
TomADC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2009
Posts: 513
This one has always been a great shooter, stamp isn't that deep and hasn't hurt the function of the gun.
Every time I think of selling it I remember how much fun it is to shoot.
__________________
US Navy Retired,NRA Life Member,SASS member, Time magazine's Person of the Year 2006!
TomADC is offline  
Old August 2, 2013, 11:41 AM   #12
salvadore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 1, 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,650
Quote:
Now that S&W 1917 is more interesting. Also a WWII rebuild as it is parkerized rather than blued. Nice grips though!

Actually it's a Brazil Navy trade in with a baked on finish the grips are from Vintage Gun Grips that I painted brown and used a small brush to highlight the medallion part of the grip. I wonder if the rest of your post is so insightful.
salvadore is offline  
Old August 2, 2013, 11:44 AM   #13
salvadore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 1, 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,650
Almost forgot, even tho the barrel has some minor pitting it is a very accurate shooter...the revolver not the carbine.
salvadore is offline  
Old August 3, 2013, 11:28 AM   #14
Ibmikey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2013
Location: Medical Lake Wa.
Posts: 423
I gave a really nice and original M1A1 carbine to my good buddy's daughter on her 16th birthday, that is another way to have fun with a carbine. Keep yours, buy ammo and shoot it!
Ibmikey is offline  
Old August 3, 2013, 12:52 PM   #15
TomADC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2009
Posts: 513
I may send mine to James River for a make over & new barrel.
Friend had his M! Garand done and it really looks good.
__________________
US Navy Retired,NRA Life Member,SASS member, Time magazine's Person of the Year 2006!
TomADC is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08929 seconds with 7 queries