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    Posted: 17 May 2020 at 13:26
anyone make a replacement (up grade) trigger for this rifle????

.  It seems to shoot good, but trigger sucks.

trigger spring kit?
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I don't have an answer to your question but I have always wanted and M-1 Carbine. 

The problem is I have seen them in less than great condition at gun shows for $700 and up. 

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I like mine, M1 Carbine, and trigger is a military trigger but not an issue for me. It's not a "target" gun anyway. Wing is right tho the .30 Carbine has gone UP in value over the years but it's been a long time since I have seen on as LOW as $700. Remember, in most cases demand dictates price. Or maybe originals are less available so value goes UP. 
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I'm not sure how long ago I saw them for $700 but I do remember thinking they weren't in very good condition. 

How much does a decent one go for now?

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Wing, most I have seen in recent past are always over $1k seems like up to $??? Not many under a thousand in this area of the country anyway. If they have the right mfg markings that collectors want then price is higher. However, it has to be extremely rare to even find one that has NOT been rebuilt by the military/arsenal at some point in time since WWII & Korea. Bayonet lugs were NOT very common UNTILL Korea area. Some did have them in WWII I have heard. I have mine with non military bayonet lug but like to look at the offerings at GS's. Glad I got mine when I did and price...which I thought was on high end then...would be cheap today. But then the dollar ain't worth as much now as then. 
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I haven't seen one at a gun shop or gun show in a long time. 

I'll keep an eye out for one. Maybe I'll stumble onto one at a good price. 

I'm pretty sure I wont pay $1000 for one though. 

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Mine is pretty good condition, with bayonet lug.
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For the condition these sound like they are in they don't seem overpriced too bad. 

I'd rather buy one for the price Bear bought his. 

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Actually, I signed up both my brothers and bought 3, one for each of us.  older bro' converted his to 'straight pull mode' so it was legal to hunt with.  His son-in law (drugee) broke in and stole it.  Figure someone thinks they have an auto and will be surprised in a hold-up some day.
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I just got done reading "To Hell and Back," Audie Murphy's story of WWII...about 3 days ago.

There are 2 guns that he, personally talks about shooting...a Ma Deuce and a "Carbine."  When the "Krauts" got spooked, and jumped up and ran, he used the "Carbine."  When he was pinned down and had to shoot his way out...the C.   And, when he spotted somebody, he would aim in, and when the head showed....it was the "Carbine." that he used.

Towards the end, his old company was spooked and wouldn't move...he went back to the front w/a jeep, and am mounted 50 cal, cases of grenades and a...guess what?
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Yep, that was his weapon of choice.  One of the reasons I think it was the best battle rifle ever.

I learned to shoot with a Grand fom a bunch of WW-2 vets.  Later I shot comp with guys that served in Korea.  60 years later, I realized the guys that bad-rapped the M1 cabine were not combat guys; just support and REMF.  Guys that thought it was Ok were combat guys.   Back then power in a rifle (30-06) was formost; today with the M8 power isn't thought to have value.  The M1 carbine caried light, ammo was light.  And in the M-2 configuration was full auto, maybe like a squad sub machine gun today.

That same bad rap from 65  years ago, is often repeated.  'no good for deer', too weak.  One often repeated issue was it has only a 200 yard range.  I serioussly doubt many enemy were ever hit beyond 200 yards by an aimed Garand or other weapon short of a Ma-duce.    I wonder.
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I agree Bear. 

I also think with less recoil from the carbine most guys could get back on target faster and shoot better than they could with a garand.

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All of the reasons the Airforce used to pick the ar apply to the carbine.  Flat shooting isn't needed as these rifles are not made for marksmen; just scared kids thying to shoot in a direction.

And the 110 gr 30 cal is more frontal area without expnsion that 223 ever could.
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