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Old 06-13-2011, 10:05 PM
screamin eagle screamin eagle is offline
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Inland! because Gramps carried one in on D-Day with the 101st.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:10 PM
22mike 22mike is offline
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I find myself buying more Winchesters than anything. I like the fact that Winchester came up with the Carbine design and I love the Winchester logo on the receiver.................
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:19 PM
tmark tmark is offline
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Have you all read the article in a gun magazine about Carbine Williams and seen the movie Carbine Williams starring Jimmy Stewart?
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:52 AM
toadranch1 toadranch1 is offline
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I've read the book, and plenty of other articles about the man. He claimed to have designed the entire carbine, when in fact, he only came up with the gas piston and operating slide principle. This according to Winchester officials involved in the project. His contribution was significant, but not the entire project.
He was an eccentric, and not exactly a gentleman, most agree. I did find his "autobiography" quite interesting, though. He talks about ordering a Colt single action pistol by mail, from Sears. It cost something like $13-14, and he carried it to school with him to show the teachers and other kids. I think he was about 12 years old.
Times have changed, for sure.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:00 AM
dontknowdiddly dontknowdiddly is offline
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Inland, because that's what my Dad carried in SE Asia.

and he (Carbine Williams) carried it to school with him to show the teachers and other kids.
Yes, times HAVE changed...

I carried MY Chi-com Kalashnikov to Show n tell, Mrs. Peterson's second grade class, Schilling Elementary School, Salina Ks, Sept. '67. Dad brought it back, with a smooth gouge halfway between the FS and the gas port block, which gave the last 4" a little left-turn (ask me if it bothered me at all ). Included was a conspicuous brown stain on the sling. Charlie sprung a leak.

Then divorce, and some of my 'toys' got lost. Easy come, easy go.


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Old 06-14-2011, 03:09 PM
Greggos Greggos is offline
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Saginaw S' G'
1.Because it's one of the lesser produced.
2. Nostalgia.The company and most of the people who made it are long gone.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:40 PM
G26ster G26ster is offline
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Rock-ola, because I can shoot and listen to music at the same time
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:35 PM
surplusshooter surplusshooter is offline
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First choice: Rock-Ola. Second choice: Winchester Third choice: Inland.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:21 PM
tenOC tenOC is offline
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I don't know that I could choose and be content.
The closest guess right now is S'G'/IP if money didn't matter.
Last month it was still Winchester. Rock-ola would be an easy choice, too.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:41 PM
Mike in NC Mike in NC is online now
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If I could only collect one maker, I would collect Inland carbines. Inland and Winchester produced carbines over the longest periods. From the earliest production types through the latest versions, M1 carbines, M2 carbines, T3 sniper carbine, type 2 spring tube variants, "experimental / presentation" carbines, and M1A1 paratrooper. Just about every parts variation shows up on Inlands except for the stamped / brazed trigger housings and front sights. With some of the other manufacturers, they may be rare but if they were produced over a short time period, there isn't much difference in variants during production. With the long time frame of production and the large number of variants, you could collect a whole lot of Inland carbines including some very exotic ones. You could have a huge collection without duplication. Inland also did a lot of the development and improvement work on the carbine during the production period.

Oh yeah, I guess I am partial because I have driven Chevys for much of my life.
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