Carbine Accessories

Discussion in 'M1 Carbine' started by Menace, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Menace

    Menace G&G Newbie

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    I need a new stock for my carbine and some new mags. Anybody got a line on a decent shape stock? And what mags work the best? Also, what ammo does everyone prefer? Around me the Remington UMC is the cheapest.
  2. jimb2

    jimb2 G&G Enthusiast

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    Remington ammo is good. If it is reasonable, stick with it. GI mags are best, but I understand those U marked Korean mags are decent. If your carbine is a shooter, then just look for an M2 stock. They should be available for around $35-$50.
  3. Habakkuk21

    Habakkuk21 G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    I've had good luck with the PPU ammo I buy from AIM.
  4. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    What is .30 Carbine ammo going for these days? I'm in the process of acquiring a civilianized Plainfield Machine and I'd like to have an idea of what I can expect to pay to feed it.
  5. Menace

    Menace G&G Newbie

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    The .30 Carbine Remington UMC I found is going for $27.95 per 50 rounds
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    M14man I don't take prisoners... Forum Contributor

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    "ouch"
  7. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Enthusiast

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    Yeah, Double ouch!

    You can find it a helluva lot cheaper than that. Crap, WalMart, around here, sells it for about half that.
    You can get quality .30 cal ammo for $15-20 if you do some surfing.

    As for the stock it depends on what you're looking for. Fulton Armory has used stocks for sale...I think around $25-35 but without handguards.

    What's wrong with the stock you now have?
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  8. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    Also when looking at prices be mindful of the round count in the box! Some of those great deals on carbine ammo are for 20 round boxes!

    My carbine like the privi and remington. Hate the Aguilla. I don't shoot steel case ammo through my carbines.

    Best thing to do is reload. I started reloading and feeding those little rifles got a LOT cheaper! And groups got smaller with few fliers as well.
  9. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Enthusiast

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    Heh, Heh...I like the Aguila and hesitate with the PRVI...different strokes I guess. I don't shoot steel cased ammo in my carbines either.

    Yep, what Tex says about the prices and box quantity.

    Yeah and reloading does have its advantages. The more ya reload the less the overall cost.
  10. Paper

    Paper I can justify anything. Forum Contributor

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    The brass isn't cheap, either..

    Aim currently is selling Aguila for $15 a box, or 14.50 a box if you buy a case of 1000 rounds.

    Your best bet is to buy a box or two of each and find out what your carbine likes, and then buy a bunch, while also gathering the stuff to reload.. Once you get a quantity of brass, start playing with loads to see what your rifle wants.
  11. Menace

    Menace G&G Newbie

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    the original stock is cracked and I want one to put on there that's intact so I can shoot it without screwing up the original any more
  12. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Enthusiast

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    Gotya...Check the Fulton Armory site. Everything carbine is going up in price so be sure to shop around.
  13. Morgan

    Morgan G&G Newbie

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    I'm getting 50 rounds for 21 bucks a box for UMC remington around here. ODcmp for a new stock M2 carbine stocks are pretty cheap. great gun!
  14. olcop

    olcop G&G Regular

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    I just bought two mags for mine, one from Cheaper that Dirt and one from
    "keep Shooting.com"
    The CTD mag was a 10 round won't even start to to go in my gun, cost around $10:00 and came in a box big enough to ship the whole carbine in it and had a $5.98 shipping and handling charge.

    The Keep shooting.com mag cost $14.98, was a 30 round, fits and functions perfectly,came in a padded envelope, arrived fine, and the shipping and handling cost was $3.30.


    Guess who I'm ordering another mag from today---

    olcop
  15. Mr.AK-74

    Mr.AK-74 G&G Newbie

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    I say keep the original, and get a Paratrooper stock. Then you can have some CQB Fun.
  16. GLS_1956

    GLS_1956 G&G Regular

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    I got some U.S. Mil marked UMC at gun show at $15.00 a box, $120.00 for 10 boxes. 1960 or 1970 production.
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