M1 carbine clone?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Txquadhunter, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. riotman

    riotman New Member

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    oh man, nice pices of replacated histoey you guys got there. i dont know which brand is more authentic loookin, i cant decide. maybe you guys can help me
  2. Bigdog57

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    Some years back I lucked up on an IJ 22M1 Carbine, and paid $55 for it. The recoil spring was worn, but a few stacked washers fixed that. Had to be careful scoping it (they do have a 3/8 dovetail rail), as the shells eject straight up, and would sometimes bounce back into the action!
    Sadly, it was stolen with a few other rifles.
    Now, I have the Marlin 99M1. More accurate than the IJ, but not nearly as much like a true M1 Carbine. Still a fun little bunny-blaster and handy in the field.

    I once found another IJ carbine at the gunshow - the seller wanted $350 for it! No sale....... :eek:
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