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#1 Got Uzi

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:10 AM

Looked at a National Postal Meter M1 last night that has me asking some questions....

It appears to be an early Carbine as it has the push button safety in it. Also it has the standard barrel band, not the barrel band/bayonet lug which suggests it was never reworked. Now for the odd parts-it's in an M2 stock which has no markings but appears to be age appropriate to the gun and it has the adjustable "late type" rear sight instead of the flip up one. Can someone explain these inconsistencies?
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:22 AM

Standard Mixmaster! Over 90% were arsenal rebuilt or upgraded after the war. They will be found with any number of changes made in the last 70yrs. Carbines are more complicated as far parts go for originality than Thompsons..


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:26 AM

The other detail I forgot to add was it had a Marlin barrel in it.

Kinda figured it was a mixmaster. At $900 is it even worth getting and turning it back to correct?
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:22 PM

Postal Meter did not make there own barrels. And with most if not all of the companies using parts from other manufacturers what is a correct carbine? 


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

The other detail I forgot to add was it had a Marlin barrel in it.

Kinda figured it was a mixmaster. At $900 is it even worth getting and turning it back to correct?

 

That sounds like a good price, but we are going only on your description.  "Turning it back to correct" is a subject of differing opinions.  I'd get it, post photos, do a Carbine Data Sheet, and then go from there if you want to change anything.

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:44 PM

Collector or shooter?  In our case we would be more interested in how the USGI Postal Meter Carbine shoots.  Function.  Accuracy.  Rear site aperture alignment.  Head space.  Bore.  Throat.  Crown.  For collectors the priorities may vary greatly.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:53 AM

I'm thinking hard on it but I have to mind my wallet. Saturday I fell into a NICE Winchester 52 Pre A (1928 manufacture) with a R.A. Litschert Spot-Shot 20x scope on it.
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:22 PM

My host National Postal Meter has an Underwood Barrel with 1943 date and ordnance stamp.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:23 PM

My host National Postal Meter has an Underwood Barrel with 1943 date and ordnance stamp.

Same with my Postal Meter ... Great little shooter


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:00 PM

My host National Postal Meter has an Underwood Barrel with 1943 date and ordnance stamp.

Same with my Postal Meter ... Great little shooter

You have great taste my friend.  Love my Postal Meter


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:00 PM


 


My host National Postal Meter has an Underwood Barrel with 1943 date and ordnance stamp.

Same with my Postal Meter ... Great little shooter

You have great taste my friend.  Love my Postal Meter

Yes ... Fun shooter ... Kind of shocking what carbines go for today.

 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:57 AM

Oldtrooper,

 

I like the photo of your Carbine. Woodpile photos are always a good backdrop.

 

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:11 PM

I just inherited a paratrooper Postal Meter M1, so was doing some research and saw this good article which answers some of the questions:

 

http://www.bandksale..._M1_Carbine.pdf

 

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:11 PM

I just inherited a paratrooper Postal Meter M1, so was doing some research and saw this good article which answers some of the questions:

 

http://www.bandksale..._M1_Carbine.pdf

 

Robert

Thanks Robert, great info.


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