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My Carbine collection photos............

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by AKMIKEFMJ, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. AKMIKEFMJ

    AKMIKEFMJ

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    I finally took photos of my three M1 Carbines.............:whistling:
    First is a CMP Service Grade Austrian return Winchester
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    Next is my CMP Service Grade spring tube Winchester
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    Finally my beloved Rock-Ola M1 Carbine
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  2. Adjuster

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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    Nice I really like the first one
     
  5. cphilip

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    You like the shape of the stock or the Birch rather than Walnut?

    I have always been a fan of the later M2 stock, often referred to as the "Pot Belly" which number one is. However I have never been a fan of the Birch that number one is also besides being a M2, but your not alone there because many do like it. The M1 stocks of two and three in Walnut is early correct though.
     
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    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Looks great! You, my friend, are one major bastage!!! :supergrin:
     
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    very nice , i have a buddy with a post-war M1 , its been pretty good and i wish i bought one too
     
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    Very nice!!
    Would the top one be considered a "pot belly" stock?
     
  10. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

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    Actually, they would be correct for late production as they are low wood configuration. Stocks in high wood configuration would be more appropriate for a early production carbine. The M1 carbine stock design was changed in mid production from high wood to low wood as the stocks had a tendancy to crack just under the operating handle in high wood stocks. By extending the cut for the operating handle 3.5 inches it exposed the entire operating slide but it eliminated the stock cracking issue.

    The top stock is a birch replacement M2 style, often referred to as a potbelly. It was milled so that the bottom portion between the magazine well and the barrel band swells outward, giving the stock a "potbelly" appearance. The additional wood provided the strength lost when internal areas were milled to accept the select fire M2 parts. The post WWII manufactured stocks were standardarized on this type and used as replacements for both M1 and M2 carbines.

    My personal M1 carbine favorites are Winchesters and I really like the destinctive flat belly of a Winchester made stock as you can see in the middle picture above.

    AKMIKEFMJ, you have three nice looking carbines.
     
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  11. AKMIKEFMJ

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    Yep....A pot belly like me !!!...............:supergrin:
    Even though the Rock-Ola has a M1 low wood stock it does have the I-cut oiler cutout. So it was an early high wood stock that was converted to low wood.
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    Nice M-1's !!!
     
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    Very nice. Those Rock-Ola's are getting hard to find.
     
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    Looks good! Nice little collection.
     
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    Nice carbines.

    1911club#410
     
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    Nice collection :)
     
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    Very nice.
    I especially like the stock on the first one.

    The carbine is a fun gun to shoot. My (future) Wife claimed my first Carbine as Her own after shooting it the first time.


    A friend shooting one of mine.:)

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    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    This is my only M1 Carbine: 1944 Inland General Motors

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    Yes faulk but I didn't even mean to get into the high and low wood part of the subject. Just the M2 stock alone was my point. I just wanted to mention the one Pot Belly is all. But... lets clear that up then.
     
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