Monday, September 13, 2010
A Carbine that shoots.
IBM in a Boyd reproduction stock. Held the black at 100 with anything I put in it.
Inland in a reproduction folding stock. These stocks shoot with less apparent recoil and much better trigger control and hand position because of the pistol grip.
This might be the rifle. IBM in a Boyd.
Last night while watching young millionaires completely screw up their jobs, (Redskins 13, Cowboys 7), I swapped out two M1 Carbines for two others. This morning i took them out to shoot.
Both of the new guns were IBMs rearsenaled in 1953 and in depot storage until I bought them a few years ago. I put the best barrel band in a new Boyd stock and put up three targets at 100 yards. One for the Inland in a folding stock, one for the IBM/Boyd and one for the last IBM which was in an SG cartouched wood. Looks like the IBM in the Boyd might shoot. It held the black with every ammunition I tried except some hot handloads that made an X-ring sized group in the 8-ring at 12 oclock. The receiver plate was loose. I tightened it and it still shot well. Maybe this is the gun.
Just need to get a box of the ammo I intend to shoot and shoot a match to see if it holds up. MIGHT try it in the folding stock. That's the easiest stock to shoot for some reason.
One complaint: Front sight is mushroomed along one edge. Army armorers.