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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:03 pm

    Just adopted a new member of the clan: a Quality Hardware Manufacturing Corp. M1A2 Carbine, circa 1945(?) Looks to be in great shape, can't wait to take her to the range!
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:35 am

    Outstanding!  A good M1A2 is high on my list.  However,

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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:41 am

    Tennessee Jed wrote:Outstanding!  A good M1A2 is high on my list.  However,


    Oh, carp! Hoisted on my own petard!

    Haven't taken any pix yet. I'll fix that RealSoonNow.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:37 pm

    Nice, let us know how it shoots! I ended up picking up one of those spanish mausers in .308 from classicfirearms.com. Still have yet to test it out.
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    Post by Devereaux on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:06 pm

    OK. ?SO what's the designation of the auto-select version - M2 carbine. (My platoon sgt had one in Nam - neat little rifle).
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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:40 pm

    Mine's the M1A2 Carbine: slight modifications to the original carbine, the most obvious one being the underslung bayonet mount. Most definitely semi-auto. Drat.  

    Also been told the M1A2 definition is a load of hooey, coming long after the fact. The author-it-tays seem bitterly divided.  Whatevah.  Do know the stock is not original - lacking any cartouches, but it is of the correct pattern. The metal is in very good shape and the bore bright. I just hope she's a shooter.

    Photos coming soon - I'm up to my assets in alligators.
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    Post by Devereaux on Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:18 am

    To be honest, I only recognize the weapon when I see it; I know nothing else important other than it doesn't perform very well. OTOH it was always considered a replacement for thee 1911, so it doesn't need all that much oomph.

    I'll have to look at mine when I get home tomorrow (such fun - all day travelling).
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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:04 pm



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    Post by Cornmastah on Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:06 pm

    Awesome! I love it.
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    Post by Devereaux on Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:37 pm

    ?How do you put a pic from iPad here.
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    Post by Devereaux on Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:38 pm



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    Post by Devereaux on Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:40 pm

    OK. I figured it out. This is mine. I've not shot it (seems that's thecase with a number of weapons).
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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:19 pm


    Verrah nice, Dev.

    Anyone know of a good source of 15 - 30 round Carbine mags?  The ProMags seem suspect - as always - but I've got line on Korean mags. I'd really like to get US GI mags, but they're probably unobtanium.

    Dev, dooooood, get to the range!  You can't abuse firearms like that!
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    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:46 am

    Kahr/Auto Ordnance makes 10 and 15 rnd mags. The korean 30's work fine in my new production Kahr m1.
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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:40 pm

    Devereaux wrote:OK. ?SO what's the designation of the auto-select version - M2 carbine. (My platoon sgt had one in Nam - neat little rifle).

    Been told -- by an ex-purt -- in a gun store <shudder> -- that my Carbine should be referred to as a M1 Carbine Type 3. For the bayonet lug and the "sow belly" handguard. Make as little sense as any other classification.
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    Post by Devereaux on Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:18 am

    ?What's a "sow belly" handguard.
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    Post by Devereaux on Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:20 am

    Off hand, my stocking looks sleeker than yours. The sling on mine seems to attach to a band on the stock, whereas I can't figure out how yours does.

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