Was looking one over at a LGS. Looked OK for a shooter. Any idea of quality and value?
M1 Carbine by Alpine Mfg?
Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:30 PM
My first M1 carbine was purchased from Alpine sales from the add in the American Rifleman.
Bought it around 1960. My carbine had a GI receiver, not a new made Nat' Ord. receiver.
As I recall it was a 200K Inland receiver, a brand new Marlin barrel, and an M2 trigger housing and slide, a ratty looking stock.
The receiver was heavily pitted, sand blasted and parked. When fired ,the barrel would come loose and turn.
Traded it off in 1965.
While I got off to a bad start with carbines, I more than made up for it over the years.
Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:16 AM
This one was in very good condition, no pitting and had a blued finish. I'm still on the fence about it.
Posted 28 August 2019 - 01:53 PM
Hold out for a GI carbine, nothing collectable just an Inland Frankengun. They may cost a little more but in the long run they're worth it
Posted 28 August 2019 - 02:02 PM
many of these were rebuilt from cut up and tourched guns bought as scrap,, cut barrels were refitted with cud down 03a3 2 groove barrels, interesting, just sayn