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    Posted: Apr 29 2020 at 4:26pm
Since I was lucky and got an Un-Quality from RTI when I ordered the lowest priced M1 Carbine I talked myself into taking another shot. 

With that in mind, I called them and asked if they had any 'project' Carbines, as in not listed for sale and still available cheaper as they may need some repair or replacement stock etc.  Turns out they do and I was able to get myself a 'project' for $300 less than what is listed as the lowest price on the website.

I know most folks want them in great shape, but I was looking for one to bring back to life.  Figured there may be others with that same mindset here.  If so it  would be worth giving them a call as the one I'm getting is not one of the 16 remaining on the website listing.

Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky again :)
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what a great idea!
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Did they happen to say what issues you can expect the carbine to have?
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Originally posted by carbinekid carbinekid wrote:

Did they happen to say what issues you can expect the carbine to have?


Sounds like it might be damaged stocks. 
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For what it's worth.  I got the early Inland carbine today that I got for $300 less than the lowest price carbines listed.  The issue was in fact a missing piece from the stock.   Again I got lucky I believe.  It's an early Inland, serial number 332XXX.  The barrel is dated 5-43.  It does have a bayonet lug as well as the flip safety and Type II rear sight.  Everything else seems to be original.  The stock although missing a piece, seems to be the one it came with originally. The cartouche is visible on the right side of the stock and it appears to be a high stock as well. A Type I handguard I believe too.  No Springfield Armory stamp like I had on the Un-Quality I got from RTI. 

When I picked it up today at the local gun shop/FFL there happened to be a gunsmith there who also owns carbines.  I asked him what he thought.  He looked it over and told me the barrel looked great and everything was functioning well.  He then told me to clean it a bit and go shoot it :)

So I got lucky a second time.  I know some folks have been unhappy with their carbine from RTI, but both exceeded my expectations.  And they are pieces of history and that's what matters in the end to me.


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The damage. Not sure what to do about it, but because it appears to be the original stock I don't want to replace it if possible
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i’d be happy with that one too!
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I haven't seen much lately that interests me from RTI. The early featured ones were interesting but not much else. The $600 specials were down where they might have tempted me in a different time but they ultimately didn't before they sold out. If we ever have shows again there will be much better pricing and condition to be found just like there was before they turned the global economy off.
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tenOCEE,

I agree. Although I'm happy for those that have purchased from RTI and received exactly what they paid for, good for them. The "ONLY" reason I'm happy for the recent RTI carbines is that it has driven up the value my CMP carbines. For the money RTI is asking on some of these, there are much better condition deals out there with a little invested time to look. 
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To me RTI spells out Really Tepid Interest on my part.
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Perhaps it was the self-discipline spilling over from all this COVID-19 fiasco but I did manage to subdue a moderate to severe case of carbineitus. Glad to see I'm not the only one to not pull the trigger on one of these.  (Pun intended.)
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I'm really "meh" on these too... I'm happy to live vicariously through other buyers of early featured RTI carbines. My only interest was examining in person to collect data and possibly hand selecting one, but obviously that was/is a pipe dream. I would rather seek out other specific examples missing from my collection, and just shoot the ones I already have.

@OP, you got a decent rifle for the money there.
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Kinda meh as well. Not meant as a negative, but who knew UNQ’s were in the mix.

Even if not completely correct, if mine would keep them the way they are. If only RTI knew what they had.

To the OP, nice pickup.
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I was very satisfied with my "excellent/unissued" NPM and ordered a second, this time an early production. 

Received the shipping notice today -- looks like a 5622xxx Winchester. Will post pics when it arrives.

For those of us just getting into M1 carbines or who weren't around to enjoy CMP buys (early 20s here), these RTI's are definitely a good investment. I'm keeping the early production intact and will use the NPM for shooting. 
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5.62 is not an early production. Lots of brand new posters are always promoting the purchase of items like these every time something similar pops up. It's been long enough for people with decades of experience to evaluate what we're seeing. I've seen this exact thing happen several times on different arm platforms.

After they're gone you won't see many of these brand new posters involved on the specific forums. Investment? Probably not.
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The OP did well and I'm happy for him....me?...nope.

I'm glad to see RTI at least return these MAP M1 Carbines back us. I wish we could return others as well in many other countries.....I know South Korea has an excess of 1M....the Philippines also have a pile of carbines waiting to return, that would be a CMP dream once again.

My last CMP carbine purchase was in the early 2000's and purchased my entire quota for service grade. Boy was I in heaven when the Fed Ex truck backed into my driveway with all those carbines! 



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For the record I never bought during CMP's general releases of Carbines so I'm not looking at this from that perspective. I bought an IP and M1A1 at auction for high prices. Prices that they're still selling for occasionally. 
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