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Old 01-24-2020, 09:00 AM
TwoGunChuck TwoGunChuck is offline
 
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Default Carbine Kits from What a Country

No idea how good these kits are, and I've got all the carbine parts I need, but my prior dealings with What a Country have been fine. https://whatacountry.com/m1-carbine-parts-kit.aspx
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:19 AM
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Based on the description marginal, severely worn import marked barrel and firewood.

Like you good service from them.
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:37 AM
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And "Intended for purposes of collection, repair, or replacement parts only." Pay your money take your chances is what it seems to me...
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:24 PM
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Korea wanted to sell of the remaining Carbine stock they have to an importer but imports were blocked. This might be a way around it and a source of some cash. A local Korean man had contacts back home and had discussed the possibility of bringing parts back, like the stocks that were returned.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:14 PM
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You have a choice of “shabby busted” and “good serviceable”. $379 and $479...neither seems very attractive, but who knows?
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:20 PM
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so $480 plus about $20 shipping for the "better" set = $500. Then you need a receiver which will be at least $300 and usually more. So for a possible $800 you have a big ? mark, not sure if that is a gamble I would take. There are carbines intact around for that $800 ish price with less chance of loss, IMO.

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Old 01-24-2020, 04:04 PM
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so $480 plus about $20 shipping for the "better" set = $500. Then you need a receiver which will be at least $300 and usually more. So for a possible $800 you have a big ? mark, not sure if that is a gamble I would take. There are carbines intact around for that $800 ish price with less change of loss, IMO.
And, this is why I suspect they are still available after some time for sale. If the barrels were in good condition that would likely move them faster.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:26 PM
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doesn't sound like a very good deal to me.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:21 PM
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I certainly don't need or want a parts kit, but overall I have found the guy honest in describing his merchandise. About 15 years ago I got some decent (not great, but authentic) M1 Carbine stocks from him. He had purchased a container of stocks taken off M1's by the U.S. Many were junk, he said, but some were OK. And about 7 years ago some original (not repro) British WWII Mark VII gas mask bags, which are sort of a fetish in Britain (It's the bag Indiana Jones carried, though his had an inauthentic leather strap.)
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:34 AM
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I have also found What a Country to be honest and great to do business with. I have no doubt the description of these kits is an honest one.
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