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Unread 02-10-2024, 12:16 AM   #1
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i recently acquired this universal . 30 carbine ,called a first model or g.i. model s/n 14600 , making it the model that used the gi parts . not sure about the stock , could be a older Fajen or not sure of the inlay , if it was factory or perhaps done by a previous owner . by the serial number it is a very early model , in decent shape with a good bore . if anyone knows more about this model or the stock , just.post . as always thank you for your help Padre
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Unread 02-10-2024, 07:43 PM   #3
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I love the stock.
The early Universals are supposed to be good guns, as you said GI parts.

I like the 30 carbine
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ty, sir. took it completely down , it mostly has gi parts , very little wear , looking at the stock , not sure its not a g.i stock and someone , made the inlay and put it in the stock and over the sling cuts ,
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after disassembly and cleaning , i found nearly all of the internal parts were g,i and the slide was a m2
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I have an early Universal Carbine that I bought back in the early 1970s. As best I could tell back then, it contained all GI parts, including the stock. It ran 100% for me back then, and I haven't shot it since. I also have an Inland Carbine that I purchased before the Universal one. It has the flat bolt where the Universal has the later round bolt.
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universals early on like this one were mostly gi parts . s/n is 14600, best i can tell making it a early 60s . slide is m2, bolt i cant find any markings on , keep cleaning the bore , now its shiney .
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30 carbines are my favorite iron sighted range toys. I have several USGI variations. Congrats on your acquisition of a Universal model. I'd never want a commercial, non-USGI parted model, though. Im sure you'll have fun at the range with that shooter. I handload 30 carbine to make my range trips a little more economical. Keep us posted with a range report.
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ty, so far it has shot well, since i do some gun work , i have my own range art home , so far there are no issues . what i have found , so far , except for the receiver and a few other parts everything else is a mixture of g.i. parts . who ever did the inlay and modified the stock to semi cheek piece, even made a filler for the barrel band . even has a type 4 m2 slide . bore has cleaned up nicely . over the years i have sold and traded m1's only keeping three , two are in the pictures i posted . ty for your interest .
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going back and looking thru some of my viet nam bring backs and remembering we had several m1 and m2 carbines, that we used and Montanard s who we used as scouts and guides were issued issued them . the puches for the thirty round mags were made in country . after some digging i found several more magazines and pouchs , ty for your interest .
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The person who made that stock was quite talented. One has to appreciate the work folks put into customizing their cherished firearms. The downside is that it can narrow the market for others interested in owning it. Do you plan to keep it, and or use it as a range toy?
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its a keeper , already had several g.i m1 carbines , i have several g.i stocks that could go on it , but i like it just like it is . we have alot of ferral hogs here ,and this carbine is perfect for shooting them, another part of the story a good friend remembers his father who owned a saw mill and making the inlays of curly mapel for a stock and cabinet maker , who has since passed . he thinks the stock with the inlays were done sometimes in the early 70s , no idea if the stock was for this m1 carbine , but he remembers the stock and inlays . it to me has found a forever home with me .
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I have an affinity for the little carbines as well. The M-2 is a lot of fun to shoot. A real bullet hose.

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I do like the carbine,
Detest those post war ones with the metal top like the Plainfield Machine Co. and Universal.
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this early universal , is pretty much all gi with a few m2 parts , only part seems to be the receiver and it is even forged , why it is a keeper
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very nice collection , i see several of the early type ones . we had a good many m2 with us in viet nam , mostly for use by our Montanard trackers . the universal that i now own has several m2 marked parts , nearly everything is gi accept the receiver and it is forged . ty for posting you collection .
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