M1 Carbine

Discussion in 'Guns, Ammunition, and Reloading' started by Joe83, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Joe83

    Joe83 Well-Known Member

    I have an old .30 cal. What is it worth.
    No markings except for a P with a square around it in the stock. And a serial number on the receiver.
  2. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    This is a military issue gun or an aftermarket?

  3. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    This link not only gives pictures of your P marking, it gives you several other clues to who made it. If you figure out the manufacturer, I will look up the current price.

    These are cool old guns.

  4. Joe83

    Joe83 Well-Known Member

    It is a National Postal Meter.
    Serial number 1498802.

    It does have the bayonet lug.
    It does have the adjustable rear ramp sight.

    The stock has the postal meter marking.
    Not sure if the bolt, barrel and receiver are a match set.
  5. Joe83

    Joe83 Well-Known Member

    Whatcha think WillyB ?
  6. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

  7. demented

    demented Well-Known Member

    Does it shoot? If so with mags and ammo its worth much more to keep it.
  8. Joe83

    Joe83 Well-Known Member

    Yes it shoots. We ripped about 15 rounds through it last night. Very fun to shoot.
    I have about 3 15 round mags and a couple 10 rounders.
  9. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    I know people who use them deer hunting, usually with disastrous results.

    Somewhere out there is a collector that needs that exact model & might give you up to $1K for it.

    Knowing it's history & how much fun they are to shoot, there's a lot to be said for keeping it.