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Old 01-27-2020, 05:27 PM
BryanJ BryanJ is offline
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Originally Posted by TwoGunChuck View Post
Questions for the experts here. Given the all the rebuilding and maintenance and so forth (1) How have some carbines survived as issued, with no discernible replacement of parts or other alterations, and (2) What percentage of carbines in the U.S. are in that state? I guess a followup question would be, how common the various survival scenarios are, as a percentage of total unmolested carbines, but I realize that might be hard to say.

This isn't an idle or trick question, I'm seriously interested in the answers.
This is a good question, which seems to lead to the desirability of the “Bavarian Carbines”. As a group, weren’t these carbines generally thought to be in Germany at the end of the war, given to the Germans for internal security, which means they may have avoided refurbishment? Seems like the Bavarian Carbines might be a group of “survivors” which OP is asking about.
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