Plainfield .30 M1 Carbine

Discussion in 'The Pre-Ban Forum' started by 22shot, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. 22shot

    22shot New Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    U.S.of A.
    Universal .30 M1 Carbine

    Remember when?

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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  2. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    I have always loved that folding stock. I have a couple of original GI WW2 Carbines (Winchester and National Postal Meter), and while I know that stock is not correct for them, that is the coolest stock the M1 Carbine ever sported.

    To me, the original 'folding paratrooper' stock is clunky.

  3. 22shot

    22shot New Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    U.S.of A.
    The foldig stock on this gun is' Pre-Ban"; way pre-ban!

    It's been a while, but it is one of two models that was made in the good ol' U.S.of A. (hardwood; steel and plastic grip) by a company long gone; and whose name I've forgotton.

    The other model was made for the Ruger 10/22. With that stock and the old Weaver "Aim Point" sight; and one of the high capacity .22 clips availible back then; it made a compact little rifle!

    These were Geman Schmeisser style stocks. Push in the two buttons at the rear of the stock; grab the buttplate and pull the assy down around and up; untill it "clicks" into place

    Neat "Pre- Ban" Stocks.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  4. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    IMO the finest rifle ever made in a caliber that gets the job done. Thanks for the pic. I had a select fire one at the agency I worked for. I hated to give it back when I left.
  5. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    I have a stainless ruger stk mini 14 that looks alot like that one; bought it way back after I saw contra kids with them on the news. Fits under raingear and all, but I hardly ever drag it out of the gun safe. Prefer a short AR with collapsing stock for dependability. Too much dirt gets in from the top for me.
  6. popgun

    popgun New Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    that stock is worth as much as the gun. Some early commercial guns used GI parts, but not Universal.
  7. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    The stocks were made by Bianchi.
    Early Universal carbines used all GI parts. The later the model, the less they used GI parts.
    Plainfields were good commercial guns. Both Plainfield and Universal were bought out by Iver Johnson in the 1980s.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  8. popgun

    popgun New Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    yes after reading this I agree
  9. catfishnfred

    catfishnfred New Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Re: Universal .30 M1 Carbine

    hello every one Im new here and wanted to ask a question about the gun at the top . because I have the same one and I wood like to know what year it is .Mine says universal hialeah fla. cal. 30 M1 Pat. #3,382.766 SN#396XXX. IF any one could tell me more about it and its value it would help me so mush. Thanks.
  10. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Re: Universal .30 M1 Carbine

    I would repost your question in a different forum:
    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum

    You say it's a Universal?
  11. catfishnfred

    catfishnfred New Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    yes its a universal . I will repost the question in a different forum . thanks .
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