Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine

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Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine

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Found out the wife likes the Carbine. I got rid of mine since we live in the "peoples state of repression".
Does anyone have any experience with the Auto Ordinance rifles?

https://www.auto-ordnance.com/auto-ordnance-m1-carbine/

I suppose I could get one with a 10 rnd magazine, or better, wait till we get out of the northeast zone of madness.
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Buy her the new wood stock BB gun version. She can shoot in the basement. Springfield Armory M1 see http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... =28&t=3035

The reproductions
see review of Inland VS Auto :arrow: https://www.gun-tests.com/issues/29_2/f ... OyQwi2ZPfE

At $1000, heck go for the real USGI again.
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Thanks for that. I didn't know about the Inland model. That's the one I'll get.
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DON'T waste your time or money with the Inland or the Auto Ordnance. Both are problematic at best. In fact Auto Ordnance makes many of the parts used by the so called new Inland. Quality control by AO is hit or miss at best. This has carried over to Inland too. Look for a good used Plainfield carbine or a good rebuilt USGI original carbine. They are cheaper to buy and the USGI model will just increase in value over the years. The others won't. I would also suggest you stay away from the Universal carbines as the later production does not use surplus USGI parts and most of the Universal parts are long gone. USGI parts do not interchange with Universals.

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DON'T waste your time or money with the Inland or the Auto Ordnance. Both are problematic at best.

An interesting review about Auto Ordnance's model:

Dave Turner says:
October 17, 2018 at 10:56 PM
I have one of Auto Ordinance’s M1 Carbines. Bought it about a year ago. ‘Regular’ type like above, but without the graffiti and art…and without a bayonet lug either.

All I have to say is that it is NOT reliable at all. It is one of the worst functioning new, out-of-the-box rifles I’ve ever owned. It constantly jammed, the bolt would lock up. The hardware didn’t work well together. I switched ammo brands about four times; it didn’t make much of a difference. I didn’t get reasonable performance out of it until after about 500-600 rnds were fired. I kept thinking it would get ‘broken in’.

I still have it, and it still jams up at times. I’ve read about other shooters with the same problem on that model. I chalk it up to poor quality parts chosen for the hardware, especially the slide. And the piston gets dirty very quickly. You have to dissemble and clean the whole thing after every 50 rnds, or it won’t function consistently.
source : https://www.ammoland.com/2018/08/auto-o ... z5pbwYDEaa
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mmm i must have got a rare one. mines accurate and reliable. but fun describes it most, fun,fun,fun. with soft pints or hollow points its deadly.
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Good for you. Nice to hear someone has a bit of luck with an AO and using that junk Russian ammo too. Too many don't and that's sad considering just how much money they spend.

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I have one of the early-70s Iver Johnson stainless steel carbines (Iver Johnson M1 SS), and while not on a par with my 3 USGI models (Inland, NPM, and Underwood), it can be had for less than half the price of either a USGI shooter or any of the present commercial knock-offs, and it's a great shooter. The USGI guns are not exactly finely finished, but they are robust, the tolerances are tight, and they can be set up to be quite accurate (see the CMP carbine page for how). The M1 SS parts are cast, but a little emery cloth and elbow grease can make them shine (if that makes you happy).

I think the Iver Johnson M1 SS is the best of the non-USGI models. All parts interchange with USGI, but there's nothing wrong with the stainless parts. You can often pick them up for $400 at auctions.
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