30 carbine for an M4?

30 carbine for an M4?

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    30 carbine for an M4?

    Long story short, I bought an Inland 30 carbine when I was in the army. Sold it to a guy, when he died I got the gun back and a boatload of ammo for it.

    Been thinking long and hard about Trading it for some sort of M4 carbine. Where would I go for a trade? The 30 carbine is in great shape with only U.S. markings on it. Maybe have 300 rounds for it too. I know nothing about M4 carbines (I still call them M16s ha ha).

    Is my 30 carbine worth as much as an M4?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Also, about what make of M4 would be a comparable trade?


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    Maybe I am just an old history buff, but I would keep the M 1 carbine and eventually buy some type of AR 15 rifle.
    ( can't go wrong with a Bushmaster)
    M 1 carbines are getting hard to find while everyone and their uncle makes some type of "black rifle" and will continue to do so for years to come.
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    So much more you can do with an AR I would go for the M4.

    Ammo for carbine hard to find. AR You can use easily for every thing plus if you want to hunt with it and use 30 cal you can easily get a 300 blk upper much better ballistics than 30 cal carbine.
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    Keep the M1 Carbine. More of a history gun seeing where it came from went to and came back to you.
    You can always get a M4 rifle, and God knows there's plenty of em out there. Inlands are running about 700.00 on the retail. I'd keep it if I were you.
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    I'd keep the M1 and buy a Colt LE6920 (can be found for under 1000) once you get the money saved up. I personally hate selling a gun unless I absolutely hate it. M1 carbines are cool. I wish I had one.
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    I've always been a, "sell one- buy one" kind of guy. Same with guitars, if I want one, I'll sell one first.

    The M4 just seems more practical than the old 30 carbine. I really don't want to become an old gun collector. It just sits.

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    Please dont sell it . As other said everyone and there mum makes a AR no one makes a decent m-1 anymore and now that the korean guns have been denied supplies of both the gun and the ammo have started to dry up ... Keep it and save the money for a AR

    And on AR you have two styles the old school nam style M16A1 clones or the newer M-4 clones .. The colt 6920 is a very good m-4 clones very nice for the money and will hold its vaule .. Really if your looking for a first AR I would get that just imop...


    But if you want classice M16 find a SP1 colt these were the first commercial AR on the market basically a M-16 miniuse Full auto.. These gun will only keep going up in price ( stoped making them in the early 80s ) ... Very old school guns but more of the retro thing now


    Also you can still buy a M-16 full auto rifle as a side note .. Either buy a factory made one for oh 16-20k or buy a full auto sear and drop it into a extenstend lower ( these are still in mulity k range )
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    Seller''s remorse

    Keeping any classic, like the Inland .30 carbine, means never having to say you're sorry.

    Been there, done that.
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    If it was me I'd keep it but if you do decide to trade be aware that there is a WIDE price range on AR's depending on brand. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    If it was me I'd keep it but if you do decide to trade be aware that there is a WIDE price range on AR's depending on brand. Good luck!
    Good advice sir!
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    Well, think about this............I have some Colt M4's, but an M1 is on my wish list. Is that ironic? My problem is I will not take leave of my Colts.

    As you can guess, I'll suggest keeping the M1 and saving for the M4.

    Both guns are very different, and I'd guess you'd want them both at some time.
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    Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll keep the Carbine after all.

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    Keep the M1 Carbine!
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    Keep the carbine, it is much more versatile than you think and it will increase in value more than an M4
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    30 U.S. Carbine ammo is mighty hard to find these days. Just F.Y.I.
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