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Old 12-01-2021, 04:35 PM
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Had that Officer been from Pikeville in East Kentucky and missing part of his right ear, there's a good chance his missing ear was part of my Grandpa's collection. It was how they marked others who talked or sold in their area in Pike and Harlan counties. We thought it was all BS, until we came across his 'Collection' clearing out his belongings after he passed away.

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Old 12-02-2021, 04:30 PM
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Not to rain on a parade but I wonder if that rifle wasn’t on loan from the Army and if it still would legally be theirs.
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Old 12-02-2021, 04:51 PM
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It's possible I suppose, but I doubt it , the Army released a lot of Carbines to Police depts. and then when they phased them out they were traded in to dealers and sold to the public.

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Old 12-02-2021, 06:08 PM
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I was on the Chapel Hill, N. C. Police Dept in 1963. The Army released M1A1s to our Dept for Fifteen Dollars a piece. I bought one with the Chiefs letterhead approval. We could carry it on duty as well. Mine was an Inland rebuild. Not many Officers bought one. I made seventy five dollars per week back then. I sold it in the late 60s. You bet, I wish I had it to this day. Fast forward to the early 70s. I was on another Police Dept then. We could buy imported M1 Carbines for sixty nine dollars a piece with the Chief letterhead. I bought two, and still have them to this day. I am eighty one now.
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Old 12-02-2021, 06:15 PM
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I was on the Chapel Hill, N. C. Police Dept in 1963. The Army released M1A1s to our Dept for Fifteen Dollars a piece. I bought one with the Chiefs letterhead approval. We could carry it on duty as well. Mine was an Inland rebuild. Not many Officers bought one. I made seventy five dollars per week back then. I sold it in the late 60s. You bet, I wish I had it to this day. Fast forward to the early 70s. I was on another Police Dept then. We could buy imported M1 Carbines for sixty nine dollars a piece with the Chief letterhead. I bought two, and still have them to this day. I am eighty one now.
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:54 AM
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It's a nice rifle on its own, but the history it has makes it even better!
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:46 PM
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I agree itís worth more with a letter of the history. Very cool!
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:26 PM
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I was on the Chapel Hill, N. C. Police Dept in 1963. The Army released M1A1s to our Dept for Fifteen Dollars a piece. I bought one with the Chiefs letterhead approval. We could carry it on duty as well. Mine was an Inland rebuild. Not many Officers bought one. I made seventy five dollars per week back then. I sold it in the late 60s. You bet, I wish I had it to this day. Fast forward to the early 70s. I was on another Police Dept then. We could buy imported M1 Carbines for sixty nine dollars a piece with the Chief letterhead. I bought two, and still have them to this day. I am eighty one now.

My father was a Police Officer from the late 50ís to the late 70ís.
When the Army transitioned to M-16ís the Police Department received M1911ís and M-2 carbines.
My father was able to purchase one of each (still in the family).
They were also offered ammunition for each.
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:24 PM
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No military history so why bother with a letter...won't mean anything on resale unless you attach some significance to its revenuer duties.

However as a AA rebuild post WWII M1a1 carbine .... very , very nice example and one to enjoy and be proud to own.
Military history is not the only history of value. For example, New Mexico State Police issued carbines in the 40's - 60's and any documentation or photos would mean a lot to an owner of such a carbine. I had a photo of a state policeman with a carbine but can't find it at the moment. My grandfather had one.

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Old 12-12-2021, 09:56 AM
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There always has to be one of these. It never fails.


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Not to rain on a parade but I wonder if that rifle wasnít on loan from the Army and if it still would legally be theirs.
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