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    Yeah I decided I'll go for it. Heck, even if it turns out to be a fake which I don't think it is, there are stampings and whatnot on the receiver/barrel that look "right" to me, that's still locally a fair price on something I wanted to have anyway.

    Edit: If nothing else, I looked at the cost of getting a real M1 Carbine receiver somewhere and having it built up... would be much more, about the same price as a lot of the modern repros sell for around here.

    So any way I cut it, this thing's not a bargain, but it is in good shape and a fair deal.

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    Okay I took the plunge today after I told the seller a lesser amount and only if I could take the action and barrel out of the stock and look at it more closely. He said he understood, and go for it. So I stood at the counter with Leatherman in one hand and M1 in the other and took the barrel band and receiver screw loose.

    Everything was exactly where it should be. I think I told somebody the other night it had a different mark but I must have been drunk... the barrel is marked "Underwood 12 - 43" and then there's the flaming ball logo... no crossed cannons as I had erroneously misinformed someone.

    All the stamps and marks are there, authentic serial number, and although it's in very nice shape indeed, it's definitely over 5 decades old. Real deal, no doubt in my mind. I pointed out a little wear here and there to the seller and he accepted my offer.

    The furniture I think is a refinish and perhaps a bit of a mystery there. But everything else - authentic as can be. It's primo too... real primo.

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    So how long till ya pick it up ?

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    Sounds even better Euc - and we will - of course, want some pics when you have it.
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    Hehe something tells me it'll follow me home a little too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    Hehe something tells me it'll follow me home a little too early.

    I wouldnt know anything about stuff like that

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    It's just so COOL to have a real one and not a repro.

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    now ya got to get a ton o mags and ammo

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    You know what's wild Bud... I was looking into it and .30 Carbine ammo and decent aftermarket mags (The triple K 15 rounders) really aren't that pricey. I was surprised.

    I mean, I know they made like 5 million or more of these things with tons of modern reproduction pieces around, but I was still surprised.

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    i personally have never had luck with triple K mags ...look for some of the original gi mags from cheeper than dirt or elsewhere

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    Only thing there is spotty availability... don't get me wrong I'd prefer to put GI mags in a GI gun!

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