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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by RickOShea » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:29 pm

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I bought (another) can of RoK surplus .30 carbine instead. Those actually haven't gone up in price too much. I bought a can for I think $380 or $385 back in March, right after the Wuhan flu lockdowns started. This last one was $395 from the same vendor (SGAmmo).
I need to stock-up on some .30 carbine ammo. I have an old Inland M1A1 I inherited from my paternal Grandfather, that I plan on giving to my Nephew one day...


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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by Langenator » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:09 am

RickOShea wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Langenator wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:29 pm
I bought (another) can of RoK surplus .30 carbine instead. Those actually haven't gone up in price too much. I bought a can for I think $380 or $385 back in March, right after the Wuhan flu lockdowns started. This last one was $395 from the same vendor (SGAmmo).
I need to stock-up on some .30 carbine ammo. I have an old Inland M1A1 I inherited from my paternal Grandfather, that I plan on giving to my Nephew one day...


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If that's an original para stock, that's worth some $$$.

I have two, both Inlands bought from CMP when they got that bunch back from Italy, so the have the FAT stamp on the stocks. And I bought an Italian bayonet to got with.
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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by RickOShea » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:46 pm

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Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:09 am
RickOShea wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:29 pm
I need to stock-up on some .30 carbine ammo. I have an old Inland M1A1 I inherited from my paternal Grandfather, that I plan on giving to my Nephew one day...
If that's an original para stock, that's worth some $$$.

I have two, both Inlands bought from CMP when they got that bunch back from Italy, so the have the FAT stamp on the stocks. And I bought an Italian bayonet to got with.
I asked the guys over at the old M1CarbineForum about it years ago, and they concluded that the markings and cartouches indicated that it was a 2nd production run M1A1 that had been refurbed at the Augusta Arsenal post WWII.

My Grandfather bought it back in 1970 to use as a ranch rifle dairy farm rifle, after running into some yahoos trying to steal a couple of his prize bulls.
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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:38 pm

How comfortable or uncomfortable is the wire stock when shooting that M1, Rick ?

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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by RickOShea » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 pm

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How comfortable or uncomfortable is the wire stock when shooting that M1, Rick ?
It's fairly decent for a wire stock. I do have a slight issue is with the pistol grip, which could stand to be about a half inch longer. As is, the pinky finger on my large-ish hand ends up fighting with the sling swivel a bit.
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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:11 am

RickOShea wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 pm
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:38 pm
How comfortable or uncomfortable is the wire stock when shooting that M1, Rick ?
It's fairly decent for a wire stock. I do have a slight issue is with the pistol grip, which could stand to be about a half inch longer. As is, the pinky finger on my large-ish hand ends up fighting with the sling swivel a bit.
That was going to be my next question. The pistol grip on that M1 carbine does look a bit short.

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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by Langenator » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:13 am

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:11 am
RickOShea wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 pm
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:38 pm
How comfortable or uncomfortable is the wire stock when shooting that M1, Rick ?
It's fairly decent for a wire stock. I do have a slight issue is with the pistol grip, which could stand to be about a half inch longer. As is, the pinky finger on my large-ish hand ends up fighting with the sling swivel a bit.
That was going to be my next question. The pistol grip on that M1 carbine does look a bit short.
I wonder if the dimensions might be determined by the need to fit it into some form of packing/rigging for parachute jumps. Kind of like the Army retains the 20 round M16/M4 mag in inventory because a rifle with a 20 rounder will fit in the M1950 parachutist weapon case, but won't with a 30 rounder.

Unfortunately, I don't know near enough about WWII jump rigging to answer the question.
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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by RickOShea » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:32 am

I just figured that, on average, people born 100 years ago weren't as big/tall as they are now.
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Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Post by NT2C » Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:45 pm

Langenator wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:13 am
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:11 am
RickOShea wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 pm
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:38 pm
How comfortable or uncomfortable is the wire stock when shooting that M1, Rick ?
It's fairly decent for a wire stock. I do have a slight issue is with the pistol grip, which could stand to be about a half inch longer. As is, the pinky finger on my large-ish hand ends up fighting with the sling swivel a bit.
That was going to be my next question. The pistol grip on that M1 carbine does look a bit short.
I wonder if the dimensions might be determined by the need to fit it into some form of packing/rigging for parachute jumps. Kind of like the Army retains the 20 round M16/M4 mag in inventory because a rifle with a 20 rounder will fit in the M1950 parachutist weapon case, but won't with a 30 rounder.

Unfortunately, I don't know near enough about WWII jump rigging to answer the question.
Yes, there was a jump scabbard for them that actually attached to your web belt.
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