Today, buying a later Universal is a crap shoot as to whether you'll get a bad one. As noted on the other forum, you stated you had been told the carbine in question had seen war service. This is first M1 also have a. What makes a carbine an M1 Carbine is the use of the design and parts of the original U. It has the green teflon coated barrel, receiver, sights and butt plate, and a wood stock with a shiny finish to the wood. The interview was conducted after Universal's demise.
I dumped that thing as soon as i could, and added money with that to purchase an Underwood. Ill post up some pictures on this forum as soon as I can. The first carbine utilizing this device was introduced in 1966. Investigations conducted by this author have found the majority of complaints were either not from first hand experience, did not include examination by a knowledgeable person to determine exactly why something went wrong think semi-auto rifle gas systems, headspace, poor quality or worn out magazines , or one complaint was posted on an internet discussion forum and quoted on a dozen others making it sound like more than one. If I understand the Universal situation, there are two distinct types of these. You can find the price others are willing to pay but not necessarily the true value and most starting bids are inflated. I've done a little research so far, and from what I can tell, the Universal M1 Carbine sucks.
It is wall hanger in its current condition. I got very lucky on mine. If the bolt has broken and that is unusual as most often it's the slide that breaks, then what is next to break? Bullseye Gun Works advertisements for carbine receivers, barrels and parts appear in Shotgun News, monthly, for at least the latter part of 1961. They figured they would re-invent the wheel and put in 2 recoil springs and made a couple of other changes. Bullseye produced approximately 2000-2500 M1 carbines with their name on the receiver. I'm just using this for vermin and plinking so I guess the 15 is fine.
First range trip the bolt flew apart. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again! It had some piston system that when it goes, you have a bolt action rifle and nobody fixes them. Save your money and start watching for a good deal. The receiver is mostly low carbon steel and anything that is hardened is spot hardened so as not to affect the ductility of the rest of the receiver. Howdy guys, I'm new to this forum and couldn't find a better thread to post this on.
I have dealt with several, only got one to work good had to put in new springs. Bought government surplus machine tools for Carbine manufacturer. And so it was that surplus M1 Carbines were released by the government onto the civilian market, but demand eventually outstripped supply. Later ones used a brazed on gas port on the barrels. Series I Universal was decent I had a series I Universal Ser 50,xxx for several years. He was shooting with the factory sights, not a scope. Soooo - the question remains - what is a fair price? I think these had two recoil springs.
For a Universal it was not. On visual exam they appear to be the best made commercial carbine yet. I owned one back in the 70s, really nice shape, and it worked. He's to ignorant to know his cheap carbine can't shoot that good! Scott The Telfon-S carbines appeared in 1969 and a rough estimate on your gun is c. It shouldn't go bang until the handle it all the way forward.
They are a good example of how to use spray paint. That would be the screw used to tighten the barrel band around the handguard and the forestock. What more could you ask for? Basic Universal M1 Carbine: Caliber. The problem is when Universal started to use proprietary parts it limited the repair parts available. He's to ignorant to know his cheap carbine can't shoot that good! When you can't fix it anymore, it's a wall ornament. This redesigned trigger housing was also manufactured from aluminum.
I have a 1st Generation Universal M1 Carbine 73xxx. At this point various civilian manufacturers stepped forward to fill the void, most often using leftover parts to assemble new M1 Carbines, or to refurbish older ones. Isaiah Ambrey If you think you have the right not to be offended. Just thought i'd throw this out as i think i got a fairly good deal. I did not know these had open sights. The stock tapered down at the forend, allowing the round barrel band to secure the handguard, barrel, and stock together. The transition in production between first generation and second generation is somewhere between 93xxx and 104xxx.
Results 1 to 9 of 9 Thread: Help me out! Kahr has also been known to willingly address issues with their own-named products. Wouldn't own a Universal for any reason, especially with screwed up parts. . I am compiling a list of Universal Carbine serial numbers and attempting to deduce. The wife unit really loves to shoot that rifle.
Universal painted their trigger housings black. These early ones are generally ok. The left side of the receiver was drilled and tapped on most models after the scope mount was introduced. The highest serial number documented so far is 486xxx. Also, which of the two apertures on the Kahr more closely resembles the aperture on the Kensight? The issues discovered with a Universal Carbine or Universal M1 Carbine have been consistent with all commercially manufactured carbines, regardless of who made them.