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Sampson1986
October 06, 2014, 20:37
I just got a message from my dealer that my M2 Carbine has been approved for transfer to my trust.

I submitted the Form 4 to my dealer on May 6th. Five months for a transfer ain't too bad.

I can hardly wait to pick this bad boy up. :biggrin:

kev
October 06, 2014, 21:56
You're gonna love it. It's not real flexible but what it does it does well. One of the best deals going and I never have understood why they go so cheap. Ammo is a little tough to come by, but only just enough to get you dedicated enough to reload.

I like to compare the M2 to the MP5.


Both are light and controllable.

Both have semi auto accuracy from a closed bolt.

M2 is much more powerful and ranges far better. It's a legitimate 200yd gun.

M2 much cheaper to buy and parts are also must cheaper. Mags too, even if you have to search for good ones. For the cost of an MP5 you can have an M2, a couple of M1's for spares, a hundred magazines and twelve spare barrels, a Dillon loader and still have $10,000 left over for ammo/components.

partisan50
October 07, 2014, 14:39
I bought a M2 Carbine for my first MG and I love it. I have one of my reloaders set up just to crank out the 30 carbine ammo.:)

Artful
October 07, 2014, 20:04
Congratulations - wow that was fast! Well for BATFE :biggrin:
Is it a registered receiver or sear? You have a wide market for
Carbine parts and add-on's.

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/41815-2/M1c_para_aimed_ammobox9696.jpg

Sampson1986
October 07, 2014, 22:14
Congratulations - wow that was fast! Well for BATFE :biggrin:
Is it a registered receiver or sear? You have a wide market for
Carbine parts and add-on's.

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/41815-2/M1c_para_aimed_ammobox9696.jpg

Registered receiver.

I've been slowly amassing a collection of various accessories - mags, pouches, muzzle attachments, etc. :biggrin:

Artful
October 07, 2014, 23:14
Carbine can be made into some interesting configurations if your not into authentic GI only mode.
http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads/postimages/37049-M1Carbines.jpg
http://www.bavarianm1carbines.com/hessensniper.gif
http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/ij83nj.jpg
http://www.athenswater.com/images/SAGE-ETC-prototype.jpg
http://cinefugue.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/heston.jpg
Planet of the Apes Gorilla rifle
http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2013/11/hezi3_zps086a11ea-1.jpg
bull-pup conversion of 30 Carbine in Israel, IIRC, called the "Hezi SM-1"

gunplumber
October 08, 2014, 09:28
actually, 5 months is horrible. Turnaround should be 45 days for fingerprint transactions, because that gives the FBI 30 days. It's pathetic that we've come to expect such ridiculous performance by fedgov that 5 months is acceptable.

That being said, the M2 is a lot of fun.


http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/paulm1c-01.jpg

Artful
October 08, 2014, 16:22
Well, 5 months is way better than a year + and my buddy is still waiting :(

Sampson1986
October 08, 2014, 17:14
actually, 5 months is horrible. Turnaround should be 45 days for fingerprint transactions, because that gives the FBI 30 days. It's pathetic that we've come to expect such ridiculous performance by fedgov that 5 months is acceptable.

That being said, the M2 is a lot of fun.


http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/paulm1c-01.jpg

This went through a trust so no fingerprints, law enforcement signatures, or photos to deal with.

I agree that 5 months is bullshit. Unfortunately that is super fast compared to my last Form 4 - that sumbitch took ten months to approve. In my fantasy world, machine guns would be cash and carry. :devil:

Sampson1986
October 08, 2014, 17:57
Carbine can be made into some interesting configurations if your not into authentic GI only mode.
http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads/postimages/37049-M1Carbines.jpg


Sexy.

ETA:

Just got a package in the mail with some "J" marked 30 round magazines.

Sampson1986
October 20, 2014, 18:28
Just got back from the shooting range - ran 64 rounds through the Carbine with various GI and Korean magazines. Runs like a raped ape.

:love:

Invictus77
October 20, 2014, 18:35
Good on ya mate. I have a close friend who also bought an M2 and about the same time. Hopefully a new toy on the range pretty soon :)

I just got a message from my dealer that my M2 Carbine has been approved for transfer to my trust.

I submitted the Form 4 to my dealer on May 6th. Five months for a transfer ain't too bad.

I can hardly wait to pick this bad boy up. :biggrin:

gunplumber
October 20, 2014, 18:49
be aware there is "LC 52" (?) That is chinese forgery and crap.

kev
October 20, 2014, 20:56
And corrosive. The US never manufactured corrosive M1C ammo due to the difficulty of cleaning the closed gas system. Evidently the Chinese aren't worried about things like that.

Happy to hear that it runs well,.....they can be finicky. USGI mags only. If you have trouble with thirties try with some 15rders. They always work. Make sure you have the M2 mag catch installed. It has twin locking lugs and the thirties tend to not run with the single lug M1 latch.

Sampson1986
October 21, 2014, 12:24
be aware there is "LC 52" (?) That is chinese forgery and crap.

I've only shot Aguila and Prvi thus far - both seem to run fine.

Happy to hear that it runs well,.....they can be finicky. USGI mags only. If you have trouble with thirties try with some 15rders. They always work. Make sure you have the M2 mag catch installed. It has twin locking lugs and the thirties tend to not run with the single lug M1 latch.

I was using Korean 15 round mags and they worked very well. Surprised the hell out of me.

...

Overall, I'm happy with the M2 and the guy who sold it to me. Ruben Mendiola is A-okay.

LAFAL
October 21, 2014, 13:57
My wife loves our (her) M2 unit. I installed it on her Underwood and didn't tell her- just got her to come out and do some shooting. To her credit she took her finger off the trigger after a 3 or 4 round initial burst and said, "what did you do to my rifle?" "I don't know, honey, try that again?" "Brrrrmp". She was laughing. Proceeded to dump the rest of the 15 round mag into a couple milk jugs. I scored 500 virgin primed Magtech brass and 500 FMJs a few years ago and have steadily been loading them up- a Lee turret press. I asked Dillon why they didn't make a set of dies for the SDB for .30 carbine (pistol round, right?) and they told me that the straight walled tall case wouldn't work with a SDB- it would index before the case was ready to clear the die bottoms. So I'm stuck with my Turret press for now.
Congratulations on your M2- glad it only took 5 months. It took 8 for ours 2 years ago.
My buddy Matt always thought an MP-5 would be a room clearer and we wondered why they never made it......

Topbanana
October 21, 2014, 15:05
I hate you guys... That was the rifle that made me fall in love with firearms...

I thought I was over it...

Until this thread. :(

Sampson1986
October 21, 2014, 15:45
...That was the rifle that made me fall in love with firearms...


I've had a thing for the M1/M2 Carbine since I was a kid.

This movie didn't help matters any...

http://youtu.be/2sASzlG3Is4

Artful
October 21, 2014, 23:18
I asked Dillon why they didn't make a set of dies for the SDB for .30 carbine (pistol round, right?) and they told me that the straight walled tall case wouldn't work with a SDB- it would index before the case was ready to clear the die bottoms. So I'm stuck with my Turret press for now.

upgrading to a 550 or 650?

LAFAL
October 22, 2014, 07:57
upgrading to a 550 or 650?

I'd love to but limited space in my "gungeon" and all my spare money goes to our 501c3 right now. I would hate to outlay the funds to get all the die sets i would need......

gunplumber
October 22, 2014, 08:38
20+ years ago I was doing subcontract work for dillon and asked the same question. Over and over 'cause the answer was just "Square deal is only for pistols". But it can handle a 357 mag? I'd get the same bullshit on why they refused to fix their 9mm dies - which was a tapered case and doesn't resize shoving it through a carbide doughnut. Don't get me wrong, their customer service is usually great, but they can be pretty stubborn.