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Old June 23, 2002, 11:41 AM   #1
george miller
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iver johnson m1 carbine

stainless. what can you tell me about it.just got it,is like new,2 hicaps and sling for 400 bucks.was told the parts interchange with us gi m1 carbine parts.its my 2nd carbine(first was a universal that didnt work well but have been told that iver johnson is good.)anybody know where i can get the m2 30 rnd mags?finally, what are your opinions on the m1 carbine round?thanks
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Old June 23, 2002, 12:02 PM   #2
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Iver Johnson bought out both Plainfield and Universal; so an I.J. carbine could be of either design. If it was made on the Plainfield tooling it is a fairly faithful copy of an M1. If it was made on Universal tooling and drawings, it is not an exact copy and there are a number of parts that will not interchange. The Numrich catalog lists the different parts.

Nothing wrong with the M1 carbine gun or caliber. More power than a submachine gun, more tries than something like a magnum lever action. A friend of mine has a GI carbine that he can really shoot; he beats all manner of shooters with ARs, AKs, FNs, etc. at three-gun matches.
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Old June 23, 2002, 03:59 PM   #3
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military issue quality

About a year ago I owned an IJ D-day commemorative carbine and got rid of it. They are much better than Universal carbines and parts should interchange with GI parts. Probably the best quality carbine ever made IMA's model 888 carbine. they will shoot 2' groups at 100 meters and interchange with GI parts also.The .30 carbine is about on a par with the .357 mag. Lite recoil and plenty of firepower with the 30 rd clip. A 110 grain bullet (military load) leaves the bore at about 1900 fps and is a joy to shoot. I always condiered the carbine to be the first assault rifle. If you ever get rid of it I'm sure you will get another later on, its a keeper
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