Picked up a 1943 M1 Carbine this weekend at the Gunshow

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Picked up a 1943 M1 Carbine this weekend at the Gunshow

Postby 2k05gt » Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:49:47

I was not even looking to purchase a gun, I was llooking for Parts and Ammo, I was talking to a
vender about my M1 Garand and how I was collecting 1943 WWII Rifles (My Grandfather served in WWII, was wounded and sent home in 43)
He said I should get a 43 M1 Carbine, he had a National Postal Meter dated 11-1943 with a Buffalo Arms Barrel dated 11-43.
he gave ame a real good deal on it since the slide had a lot of rust pitting and was not a Nat Postal slide. I found a Nat Postal slide in great condition for 50.00 bucks at the show so I
bought it. the Rifle had been arsonal rebuilt (notice the bayonet lug) not standard in 43; More of a Korean era item. The Bore was bright and guaged out low 1+ both Muzzle and throat.
Stock was Origional USGI and 2 Magazines were origional WWII one was later.

I picked up some .30 Carbine rounds and headed to the range after I inspected the rifle for safety. and it shoots nice bit favors the right side a little, might be a front sight issue.

The National Postal Meter rifles were not really the most sought after manufactures, The Winchesters, Rock-ola, IBMs and Inland (GM) are the everyone wants and collects, but I was not willing to pay 1500.00 - 2500.00 for them. I am happy with my 800.00 purchase, still high but not unreasonable.

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1943 1911A1, 1943 M1 Garand and 1943 M1 Carbine the two rifles that helped us win WWII
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Re: Picked up a 1943 M1 Carbine this weekend at the Gunshow

Postby MarcSpaz » Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:23:12

That is an awesome weapon bud. Thanks for letting me check it out.

After having it in my hands, I feel like that gun is what the Mini-14 was based off of. Tried and true design.


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Re: Picked up a 1943 M1 Carbine this weekend at the Gunshow

Postby Snakester » Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:28:01

Looks really Nice ! I had one and sold it to a buddy of mine several years ago. He shoots it alot and it always performes great ! :machinegun:


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