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Thank You for the info. I will give it a try. I have a IMac computer.
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This is the Universal Carbine thats 50 years old only been shot 1 single time that my long time neighbor
gave me. I just got it back to from my Gun Smith for a cleaning, oil, etc. It took me over two hours to
try to figure out how to post pics on a IMAC computer. Im sorry I couldn't figure it out to get it all in one
post but anyways, here it is. I have more pics but it was way to complicated for me just to get these up.
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Chuck70: I run a Mac Mini which I like. No fan no noise. I gave up trying to figure out how to post pictures with a Mac. Will be seeing my cousin next weekend with my written notes from the forum and hopfully he will set me on the right path. He does wildlife photography as a working hobby. brantimages.com  
     Very interesting stock you have. Is it made up of two different woods laminated? Birch top and walnut lower?  James K.
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It is a good looking stock but I suspect it is all walnut with a large portion of sapwood. The photo of the wrist area bares this out. Nothing to be ashamed off though.
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I wish I knew how to get better close ups but I'm not use to a IMac computer.
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Interesting Universal, they are good guns in spite of what some people say.

I noticed that it has the late Universal design charging handle, can you turn it over and see if it has an aluminum trigger housing, or take a picture for us? If it has, then I suspect this gun originally came with a vented steel upper hand guard and that the one on it is a add on, that's why they look differently, Universal dropped the wood upper hand guard when they updated the action of the gun.

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Charles, your missing half the fun of owing an M 1 carbine not cleaning and oiling it yourself. Just don't use a steel cleaning rod, only brass. Oil generously especially the lug aria but run some dry patches through the barrel before shooting. Have fun with it.
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Your absolutely Right. I would have enjoyed cleaning the M1 Carbine however even though it was fired only once 50 years ago. I wanted my gun smith to examine it to make sure it was safe to shoot since it
was put away for 50 years just to be safe. I followed my gut.
 
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Based on the rectangle shape of the trigger housing, the charging handle, and the serial number, I am quit sure that this gun originally came with a vented steel upper hand guard. Nothing wrong with the wood, takes a special wood upper for the Universal a USGI won't fit without being modified. Good to have, I've seen people looking for a wood upper for a Universal, they want to make their gun look more like the GI Carbine. I don't see any signs of wear in the magazine well or on the bolt, this gun appears to be almost like new, what did your gun smith say about it?
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As my neighbor stated, it was only fired once time in 50 years.
It’s was suggested to everyone in poletown to get one
Because of the riots in Detroit at the time, so after a test
Fire, it was put away 50 years and never again touched or used.
I do believe my life long neighbor who’s 89 now because he was a
Physics guy at the Detroit arsenal and tank plant for 45 years and he
Wasn’t a great guy at all and after 50 years he gifted it to me and I’m
About 50 years old so he bought when I was born, lol.

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You are very lucky, that gun should give you years of service if you take good care of it like any fine rifle. I bought my first Universal about 50 years ago at a Sears store, how things have changed. I'm now on my second Universal that I bought sight unseen unfortunately the previous owner didn't take good care of it and I had to almost re-build the whole gun, that was tough with parts hard to find these days. Now it's as good as new. Keep them clean and oiled and only use USGI magazines and they will last a long time and be mostly trouble free.
If your interested and haven't found it already, here is the link on this site that gives great detailed information about Universals. If you haven't read it yet you should make it a priority, all Universal owners need to read this, you'll get information you can't get anywhere else.


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My Gun Smith asked was it ever used,lol. 
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ok. Thanks for the information.
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