GunBroker is notorious for high prices. A lot of prices are higher than what I see in other shops and Gun Shows.scubadvr said:My friend just emailed me the other day. A guy he works with wants to sell his Inland M1 Carbine. He says it has a "perfect" stock. What do you guys think it is worth. I told him to go to Gun Broker and look around. There was one there with a starting bid of $1200.00, but it did not sell. Jack
I'm kinda with you, Rule. I have a preban M1A and I like it and have fired it. BUT, the FALs are easier to maintain, easier to clean, more ergonomic, and I have two that are as accurate. So the M1A remains a novelty.Rule .308 said:Well I have a multitude of different FALs and the M1A just seemed to pail in comparison to them. It unfortunately does absolutely nothing for me.
The Competitions are called "National Matches" both M1's and "M1A's" are used along with other firearms.Revolver_Ocelot said:Is the M1 the rifle called "the greatest fighting impliment ever devised" by General Patton? I've also heard of 1000yd competitions w/ M1s using iron sights.
Have I been misinformed, or is this the same rifle?
The only FAL I've fired (using cheap 8 cents/round Russian ammo) is great. It hits a 600yd target pretty consistently (I'm not the greatest shot in the world).
Having never fired an M1 I couldn't say one way or the other, but I love the feel of the FAL. It's so loud you feel it when someone near you shoots it. :w00t1:
Nickle said:As for me, the Springfield Armory gun is nice, but I'll still keep my pre-ban Fed Ord M14 (It's an early one, all GI Parts, except the receiver SN 4XXX). I've got an L1A1 (British FAL), but don't like it compared to the M14. As earler stated, I DON'T like M16's/AR-15, though I've got one of those too.
And I would give up all my bad habits (except one) to have a Fed Ord M14. Jack
scubadvr said:Remember there is a difference between the two rifles. The M1 is a WWII rifle and often justly I might add coined by Patton as the greatest... That being said, there is an M1A1 rifle. The M1A1 is a M14 rifle. Similar to the M1 and its successer but not the same.
Springfield Armory M1A1
M1 or M1 Grand
The M1 Garand was used by U.S. forces up through the Korean conflict. Between the Korean conflict and Viet Nam they phased in the M-14 and then they phased in the m-16. In the early years of the Viet Nam war we fielded both the M14s and the M16's. Eventually as the M16 was refined/improved upon and as ammo and cleaning issues were adressed it became the standard issue rifle and the M14 was relegated to a more specific role like a designated marksmans rifle or what you would see the spotter in a two man sniper team carry.yosuthnmasa said:Jack,
Thanks for the explanation. I also find myself often confusing the two names. So could you or one of the other guys give me a comparison of when both of these rifles were used in action and any overlap aswell. Would also love to hear when the M-16 dropped in. Not coming from much of a military background other than the fact that both of my grandfathers were in WWII, and not doing a whole lot of reading, I am still pretty uneducated when it comes to gun history.