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Old 06-06-2019, 08:11 AM
Rick Bennett Rick Bennett is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
Default Hello from Mid Tenn

Hi from Middle Tennessee,
I have recently gotten my dad's M1 Carbine back, When my dad died in '65 my mother gave it to my uncle. Which sporterzied it, or should I say ruined it. I was 13 and didn't need it. It was passed down to my cousin and he recently died. And his wife gave it to me since their children didn't want it.
Any way I an needing a Inland barrel and stock. What marking, that are left, on the barrel is "3-44 and a P'' The stock sling slot has been filled in. The barrel band has IO stamped on the inside.
Can some one help an ole boy restore a piece of history. Or point me in the right direction.
Hope I haven't bored you.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:16 PM
rob30-06 rob30-06 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tennessee
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Default Good story

First, welcome to our forum from another Tennessean.
Good luck on your restoration.
My dad bought a Carbine mail order back around 1964. It came covered in grease which was my job to clean, completely. I had to take it back a couple times for Dad's inspection. It seems I had a hard time grasping what completely meant. In 1964 I was nine years old.
Mom still has it at 84 as a home defense weapon. I would not want to be someone banging her door down.

these family rifles are worth the effort to save,

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Old 06-07-2019, 04:48 PM
Whitpusmc Whitpusmc is offline
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
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The Tennessee Military Association can help. They have a show twice a year at the cool springs Marriott. There will be at least three guys there with buckets of M1 parts. A gentleman named Rick helpfully sold me parts to restore / correct my CMP IBM M1. Rick also did some of the replacement work that was beyond my abilities.

I like buying a membership and coming to the members only session on Friday mornings. Less crowded and the dealers have more time to ferret out the widget you need.

Find out more about the TMCA at http://www.tmcaonline.org/

Beware, showing up there with a bunch of cash is liable to be expensive.

Also watch out for that Rob guy, very nice, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Next thing you know you will own several M1s.....
3rd degree firearms enthusiast

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Old 06-21-2019, 03:02 PM
corpsman5 corpsman5 is online now
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
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welcome from another Tennessean!
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:16 PM
BSAGuy BSAGuy is offline
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Location: Piedmont NC
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Welcome here, Rick. That sounds like a great heirloom. Good luck with the restoration.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:31 PM
Rick Bennett Rick Bennett is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4

Thank you
I think I have found a stock, got my fingers crossed. I will find everything if I look long enough.
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