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 Post subject: FNG From Wyoming Checking In
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:00 pm 
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Hello from Cheyenne Wyoming. I have a Underwood M1 Carbine (my father carried one at Guadacanal in WWII). My father passed away back in 2000. My big brother (16 years my senior) carried a M14 in Vietnam, he passed away in 2014. Hoping gleen further knowledge n such from fellow board members on these two battle rifles. I have been wanting a M1A for a long time, this year I finally took the plunge and purchased a brand new M1A Standard. I have replaced the factory composite stock with a nice USGI fiberglass with hinged buttplate.

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 Post subject: Re: FNG From Wyoming Checking In
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:26 pm 
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Welcome aboard Bob !! I've not done a lot of work with those two ..... other than shoot about five thousand rounds through a Springfield "loaded" model .

I have a carbine that doesn't get a lot of use but I have detail stripped it for cleaning .

Some around here have done assembly and fitting on the two though ;)

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Welcome to Rifle Company SmilingBob !


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 Post subject: Re: FNG From Wyoming Checking In
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Welcome from North Georgia. Many of us served in Vietnam, or the military of that era, and carried the M14 Rifle. Some of us qualified on the M1 Garand, but we're getting older today.

I have an Inland, a Quality Hardware, an Underwood, a couple of post-war Iver Johnsons, and a Universal (another post-war manufacturer). The Inland was restored by Fulton Armory in the late 1990's, and I had to pry it out of my father's hands when I took it by to show him. :)

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 Post subject: Re: FNG From Wyoming Checking In
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Welcome on board SmilingBob, pull up an old ammunition crate and sit awhile.  This here Gun Board is a great place for information on our beloved M14 Battlerifle and military surplus ammunition for feeding her. Again welcome on board and have yourself a great week ahead.


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Howdy, welcome.

I have an Underwood that I bought from the CMP. It was pretty rough so I re-stocked it with an aftermarket paratrooper stock, clamped an Ultimak rail on it, and set up a Leupy reflex red-dot.

Shoots rather nicely and it's a whole lotta fun.

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I've got an Ultimak on a Garand and liked it a lot , had an Aimpoint T1 that worked quite well there . Then I needed a good sight for something else and "borrowed" it ........................

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During, and just after, WWII, the question of why some carbines were so more accurate came up repeatedly. Along with that was the fact that removing the stock caused wildly varying issues with re-zeroing.

The culprit turned out to be the recoil plate installed in the stock. There were, at the end, six Types of recoil plate. If your carbine just isn't what it should be, the use of a Type 6 Recoil Plate may help. Several of the M1 Carbine oriented shops can provide one. They aren't particularly expensive as NOS parts go. :!:

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