m1 clone

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by MD1991A1, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. MD1991A1

    MD1991A1 Guest

    I recently purchased a national ordnance m1 30 carbine (serial # 124XX). Anyone have info about national ordnance m1 carbines? Are they made from USGI parts?
  2. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Evangelist

    Nat'l Ordnance carbines were made with surplus parts. No one is really sure if the receivers were stamped or milled. I have one, and it works just fine. It's not the greatest, but it sure isn't the worst. Kinda upper 50%. It has 100% parts interchangeability with GI carbines.
    As I recall, the receivers were made in Japan in the 70's and early 80's. Some of the N.O. carbines came with a commercial barrel. By that, I mean the barrel had a different front sight on it, and the barrel looked as if it had been spun on a lathe. There are rings around the barrel, and it has a feel of ridges when you run your fingers over it. Mine had this barrel, but I have since replaced it with an original. There weren't any problems switching them out. Hope you enjoy it............