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Old 10-23-2016, 11:59 AM
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Default Very Early Universal M1 Carbine

A trip to Ross county Ohio yesterday turned up this gem. This is a 1950s vintage Universal M1. chambered in .30 caliber US carbine. In the early days Universal used a lot of surplus parts for their carbines but as time went on the unwisely decided to change the design and those later guns were known to have some issues. This rifle is early in the 19xxx rage, still uses the original designed single recoil spring and narrow trigger group. Chap even threw in 5 magazines and 500 rounds of ammo on the deal. It shoots nicely, will make a nice companion on my walks in my woods.

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Old 10-28-2016, 09:40 PM
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Probably a 1960 vintage rifle, but everything you said is true. It might be interesting to take it apart and see if you can find rare GI parts from manufacturers that did not make too many carbines. Imagine finding a USGI push-button safety or an Irwin Pedersen bolt or recoil plate?
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:30 AM
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Congratulations. Nice find! Those early Universals are gems..
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