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Old 06-11-2021, 09:03 PM
35 Whelen 35 Whelen is offline
 
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Default Midway USA M1 Carbine Picture Thread

Alright fellas, post 'em here!

Mine's a NPM s/n 1947805 with a Marlin barrel, NPM slide, NPM trigger group, QHC sear, (I gotta check again) trigger, Winchester dog-leg hammer, Winchester bolt, Winchester extractor, NPM firing pin, Rockola I-Cut stock and Inland handguard.





I washed the stock and handguard to remove the cosmo and am waiting on the first light hand rubbed coat of BLO to dry. While that's going on I'm going to have to strip the metal of cosmoline. It is in every crevice, corner and hole.

When it's all cleaned up I'll post "After" photos.

Let's see everybodies here!
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:00 AM
STL_G8GT STL_G8GT is offline
 
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Winchester G-VG. I thought Midway was VERY fair in rating these. IR CO rear sight, IR / flaming bomb replacement stock. All other parts Winchester.

Album here: http://imgur.com/a/DDoorbe


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Old 06-12-2021, 07:33 AM
GotSnlB28 GotSnlB28 is offline
 
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Winchester G-VG. I thought Midway was VERY fair in rating these. IR CO rear sight, IR / flaming bomb replacement stock. All other parts Winchester.

Album here: http://imgur.com/a/DDoorbe
Congrats, you got a very nice rifle
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:14 AM
Brandon Brandon is offline
 
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Default G-VG Winchester

S/N 1,16X,XXX



OI stock
Saginaw recoil plate
Inland trigger assembly
PI Inland adjustable rear sight
National Postal Meter slide
Standard Products flat bolt (I think, had 49S on left lug)
Rock-Ola handguard
Winchester w and oval WP barrel
ME gauged 1+

Probably won't disassemble any further to examine the smaller parts until I get a bolt tool.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:48 PM
Wolf1944 Wolf1944 is offline
 
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Winchester, VG-F, no bayonet lug. 1.14M serial number, I can't find a single spot of rust or pitting of any kind. There's a little bit of mold on the outside of the stock, mostly around the pistol grip. This is my first M1 Carbine, and I'm extremely happy with it. I've been doing all kinds of research on all of the parts, and I think I have a fair number of early war parts.

Full album here: https://imgur.com/a/tG1MiHZ

For cleaning the cosmoline off of the metal surfaces, would dunking them in a mineral spirits bath, scrubbing them with a soft brush, and then coating them in gun oil do the trick? For the stock, mineral spirits, wipe down? Any special care instructions for the mold?

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Old 06-12-2021, 11:02 PM
Wolf1944 Wolf1944 is offline
 
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And here is the after: http://imgur.com/a/FvVCh0m

Overall, it cleaned up very well and I'm happy with it. I was worried about the rifling since I couldn't see it right away. Then I spent some time cleaning it, and the rifling popped out.

Last edited by Wolf1944; 06-12-2021 at 11:24 PM.
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:57 AM
hutchman hutchman is offline
 
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And here is the after: http://imgur.com/a/FvVCh0m

Overall, it cleaned up very well and I'm happy with it. I was worried about the rifling since I couldn't see it right away. Then I spent some time cleaning it, and the rifling popped out.
Very sweet!
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Old 06-13-2021, 01:49 PM
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Default Winchester G-VG no lug

1.13m serial number, Winchester Type 2 stock w/ cartouches, Inland 2-rivet handguard, undated Winchester barrel, Winchester Type 3 slide, Winchester Type 2 trigger group w/ Win hammer and mag release, Winchester flat bolt, unmarked barrel band, IRCO Type 3 rear sight (staked unfortunately, heard some of the Midways were not), non-Winchester recoil plate (haven't taken it out to look for markings), Underwood buttplate.

Images are visible here: https://imgur.com/a/77v3Yoo I can add more if you want.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:51 PM
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Very nice. Very hot water removes cosmoline. Dry the metal. Lightly oil the parts and wipe any excess. I like doing a boiled linseed oil scrub with #0000 steel wool on the stock
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:56 PM
Ben Cartwright Ben Cartwright is offline
 
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I am just learning about M1's here is my Quality Hardware (VG-F) box came through fine, no dents or tears. Seems to be in very nice shape, just a tad of cosmoline under the top handguard and in it.
Serial # 156XXXX
Quality Hardware under adjustable sight
ROCK-OLA barrel dated 2-43
Top handguard marked OI
Stock only marking I could find is a "V" in the receiver well
Square cross hatch on recoil plate
"L" on Trigger group
flat bolt
UI on the barrel band - Type 1

what is the "V" in the receiver well?












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