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Old February 11, 2020, 10:43 AM   #1
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Universal Carbine slide replacement link on GunBroker

Keep getting messages telling me the link for a replacement slide for the Universal Carbine on GunBroker.com is dead. You can simply go the GunBroker.com and search on: “Universal carbine slide”.

The latest link is:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/856270164
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Old February 11, 2020, 11:27 AM   #2
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That's an op handle, not a slide. They tend to break. Gunparts, who bought all remaining Universal parts eons ago, wants $98.25 for one, when they have any.
There are 2 types as well. And which one you need matters. Type 1 is for a round barrel. Type 2 for flat sided barrel.
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Old February 12, 2020, 02:36 AM   #3
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I bought one as a backup for my Universal even tho the original slide showed no signs of cracking. It’s the one in my Universal now. But T.O’Heir, why wouldn’t I just buy these readily available slides made of the highest quality steel?
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New slide to fit the late model Universal M1 Carbine. Made of 4130 steel heat treated to 35Rc. Polished then Black Oxide coated to match your gun.
Why bother with Gunparts?
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Old February 12, 2020, 01:42 PM   #4
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These readily available slides are stamped just like the original Universal parts.
Gunparts is moot anyway as they don't have any. The point with mentioning them is the different types of op handle used by late model Universals.
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Old February 13, 2020, 11:37 AM   #5
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T.O’Heir, that slide is made of steel plate, not sheet. And a very high quality steel. It’s not stamped.
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Old Yesterday, 01:58 PM   #6
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I misplaced our discussion. I was thinking that lump of weld bead might make the thing too wide to fit right. Easy enough to measure your current op handle.
Stamped stuff is made of plate too. So were original Universal op handles.
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Try SARCO. They have hard to find parts.
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