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Hello, My Name is Don and I'm a Carbinoholic

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Topic: Hello, My Name is Don and I'm a Carbinoholic
Posted By: DonFlynn
Subject: Hello, My Name is Don and I'm a Carbinoholic
Date Posted: Mar 25 2022 at 6:53pm
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"New" (used) Fulton Armory M1a1 Carbine I bought off of Gunbroker last week for 1k less than a new one.

I would say if this has 300 rounds on it I'll eat the stock.

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Inland trigger housing, can't tell the rest but I figure USGI

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Practically no wear on the hammer.

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Rockola slide

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FA bolt, very little wear IMO

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Standard Criterion USGI spec barrel with a manufacture data of 08/12. The serial number on this is under 200 so I would expect it's one of their early production Carbines.

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The only "issue" if you can call it that is the screw for the barrel band wasn't preened. I could either do that myself or I'm thinking of getting a Type 2 band to replace it, I'll decide down the road.

I decided since I can't make the range for at least a week to hit the stock with a couple coats BLO, it's in the drying 1st coat stage now Big smile



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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Mar 25 2022 at 7:04pm
Nice Don, but I think that you may be a Fultonoholic. LOL 
Looking forward to hearing how it shoots.


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Posted By: DonFlynn
Date Posted: Mar 25 2022 at 7:15pm
Originally posted by W5USMC W5USMC wrote:

Nice Don, but I think that you may be a Fultonoholic. LOL 
Looking forward to hearing how it shoots.

That too Big smile I know they've gotten alot of my gun fund the past few years. They still have "Bubba" my last USGI Carbine in for a repark......

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Posted By: GotSnlB28
Date Posted: Mar 25 2022 at 9:03pm
Nice and crisp!
I wouldn't worry about peening the screw. It may save you from stripping threads out if you get distracted and don't have your mind on what you're doing. Ask me how I know (it was just a post war type 3, nothing valuable was harmed).


Posted By: DonFlynn
Date Posted: Mar 25 2022 at 9:26pm
Originally posted by GotSnlB28 GotSnlB28 wrote:

Nice and crisp!
I wouldn't worry about peening the screw. It may save you from stripping threads out if you get distracted and don't have your mind on what you're doing. Ask me how I know (it was just a post war type 3, nothing valuable was harmed).

It was just strange that it came like that. I'd gotten a Type 2 from Fulton for my Plainfield a couple years ago that wasn't preened either but that didn't bother me.

I've spent the past hour playing musical stocks while I soak the Para stock in BLO. I want to give it a few coats then let it dry a couple days but it was bugging me not having the newest one in a stock. I swapped a M2 style birch stock over to it while I mess with the Para, and I'll swap them back when done.

Took that long because I didn't want to "let" any wood on a couple stocks and forgot I had the extra birch stock.


Posted By: Rebel92
Date Posted: Mar 25 2022 at 9:45pm
sho is pretty. Carbineaholic is real. They are the only guns I look for now. Got 3 so far. 


Posted By: adam lee
Date Posted: Mar 26 2022 at 6:16pm
That's certainly a nice score. A Fulton-based commercial carbine is something I've got on my watch list, too. Did you say a Rock-Ola slide? That's what I love about the M1 carbines and M1 Garands - the extremely diverse range of possible contracted parts. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Adam Lee




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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Mar 27 2022 at 9:12am
your lucky I was not home when that auction was ending.
Good grab


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