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Old 07-10-2013, 12:20 PM
ret419 ret419 is offline
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Default National Ordanance M-1

I just inherited a M-1 National Orianance M-1 carbine from my father-in-law. I have been advised there are some issues that need to be addressed before this weapon is safe for use. (i.e. some poorly made parts that need to be replaced) Could you provide me with information or tell me where I can find the information (list of parts that need to be replaced).
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:34 PM
capone capone is offline
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Location: Pearl river, La.
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from what i read it is the receivers which are the problem.. most parts were usgi surplus.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:42 PM
AFJon AFJon is offline
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Some history for you.

USAF 1989-2012
295 Missions under Montana, and more trips to Korea and the Middle East than I care to remember.
80+ Positive feedbacks before the system went away.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:35 PM
lapriester lapriester is offline
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Location: Cobb, N California
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Some work fine and some do not. It all depends on the quality of the particular receiver casting and finishing and the quality of the surplus parts use for the rest of the assembly. Rifles with bad receivers or poor parts or a combination of the two will mean function problems. If you have a good one that functions well count your blessings and enjoy it. If not, they can probably be difficult to diagnose and make reliable. Dangerous? Not likely. Thousands and thousands were made and sold and I doubt any blew up....although many may have never functioned well so you don't see many in service anymore.

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