Another old gun found

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Once again, I was going though my grandparents stuff, and I found this. Not sure what type of gun it is. It’s semi automatic, though.

I also found ammo that fits it.

I verified it is safe to use, and in working condition, so I took it to the range. This thing is accurate to about 200 yards!

I don’t know what type of gun this is, but I will try to find out.

My grandfather says it’s an M1 carbine, but he has dementia, so I don’t know if that’s accurate.

Jared
 
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Let me take a look at my state regs. I’m not entirely sure myself.

I’m in Idaho, by the way.

You are right about the ammunition. It’s hard to come by. I have three boxes left, each containing 50 rounds. They were with the gun when I found it.

I think from now on, I’ll only take it out on special occasions.
That rock ola is worth about 3-4 k$
I know 1 company that was selling beat up ones for about 2500$

As for the ammo if it's old i would consider it corrosive.
Just flush the barrel,bolt and gas system with hot/ boiling water then clean and oil as normal.

Corrosive primers contain salt(and maybe mercury) and the salt attracts humidity.flushing with hot water flushes out the primer salts.
 

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you probably have the bayonet for it around there as well.

"The Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation was, along with Wurlitzer, a top maker of jukeboxes. The company, which originally made slot machines, scales and pinball machines, was founded in 1927 by Coin-Op pioneer David Cullen Rockola.
Rock-Ola neon sign.

During the 1920s, Rockola was linked with Chicago organized crime and escaped a jail sentence by turning State's Evidence. Starting in 1935, Rock-Ola sold more than 400,000 jukeboxes under the Rock-Ola brand name, which predated the rock and roll era by two decades, and is thought to have inspired the term. In 1977, The Antique Apparatus Company engineered, refined, and manufactured the first and finest "Nostalgic" Jukeboxes. The Antique Apparatus Company acquired the Rock-Ola Corporation and name in 1992.

The company currently manufactures a variety of jukeboxes for both commercial and home entertainment. Commercial jukeboxes feature touch screens, Peavey power amps and digital downloading of music and ad content, delivered by the AMI Network. Rock-Ola continues to manufacture Nostalgic style CD-jukeboxes and has also added state-of-the-art digital touch screen technology for the home market. The Rock-Ola line of Nostalgic Music Centers was introduced in 2006. Two new music center models, the "Mystic" and the "Q" were introduced in 2008.

Rockola was also the maker of shuffleboard tables from 1948-50. Considered by collectors the Cadillac of shuffleboards due to their Art Deco styling with curving woodwork and lots of chrome, they are highly sought after by players.

Rock-Ola also produced and published arcade video game machines in the early 1980s such as Fantasy with the most successful in-house game developed being Nibbler.

Rock-Ola was also one of the producers of the M1 carbine for the US Military during WWII, making 3.7% of the 6,221,220 made. Due to both the relative rarity of Rock-Ola carbines and the distinctive name, they are highly prized among collectors.
 

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Sweet little tack driver They just keep going up in value. Dont get rid of it
 

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-Serial number blocks assigned by the government:


--1st block, Serial number, 1,662,520 - 1,762,519| November, 1942 - November, 1943
--2nd block, Serial number, 4,532,100 - 4,632,099 | November, 1943 - March, 1943
--3rd block, Serial number, 6,071,189 - 6,099,688 | March, 1944 - April, 1944
--4th block, Serial number, 6,199,689 - 6,219,688 | April, 1944 - May, 1944
 

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Once again, I was going though my grandparents stuff, and I found this. Not sure what type of gun it is. It’s semi automatic, though.

I also found ammo that fits it.

I verified it is safe to use, and in working condition, so I took it to the range. This thing is accurate to about 200 yards!

I don’t know what type of gun this is, but I will try to find out.

My grandfather says it’s an M1 carbine, but he has dementia, so I don’t know if that’s accurate.

Jared
Hi Jared,

What a find! From what I can see, it looks to be in great shape!
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Once again, I was going though my grandparents stuff, and I found this. Not sure what type of gun it is. It’s semi automatic, though.

I also found ammo that fits it.

I verified it is safe to use, and in working condition, so I took it to the range. This thing is accurate to about 200 yards!

I don’t know what type of gun this is, but I will try to find out.

My grandfather says it’s an M1 carbine, but he has dementia, so I don’t know if that’s accurate.

Jared
Hi Jared. Beautiful gun man! Looks to be in great condition! I have a few magazines for it and I believe a mag pouch as well. All WW2 Era if I remember correctly. Pouch may be Korean War Era. Two of the mags are brand new in the original greased or waxed paper wrapping. If you are interested I'd be willing to give you a good deal on them. If so, let me know and I'll send you my contact information.

Semper Fi,
Eric
 
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-Serial number blocks assigned by the government:


--1st block, Serial number, 1,662,520 - 1,762,519| November, 1942 - November, 1943
--2nd block, Serial number, 4,532,100 - 4,632,099 | November, 1943 - March, 1943
--3rd block, Serial number, 6,071,189 - 6,099,688 | March, 1944 - April, 1944
--4th block, Serial number, 6,199,689 - 6,219,688 | April, 1944 - May, 1944

If that’s true, than this one that I have is about November 1943-March 1944.

2nd block.

I definitely have to hold onto it. Grandfather is not dead yet, so it’s technically still his.

When he does pass, I THINK my father is going to get the guns. I’m not sure, though. We will see what happens.
 
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Hi Jared,

What a find! From what I can see, it looks to be in great shape!

Hi Jared. Beautiful gun man! Looks to be in great condition! I have a few magazines for it and I believe a mag pouch as well. All WW2 Era if I remember correctly. Pouch may be Korean War Era. Two of the mags are brand new in the original greased or waxed paper wrapping. If you are interested I'd be willing to give you a good deal on them. If so, let me know and I'll send you my contact information.

Semper Fi,
Eric

Thank you, but I’ve got four of those magazines already in the storage unit. My grandfather got them a long time ago.
 

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Once again, I was going though my grandparents stuff, and I found this. Not sure what type of gun it is. It’s semi automatic, though.

I also found ammo that fits it.

I verified it is safe to use, and in working condition, so I took it to the range. This thing is accurate to about 200 yards!

I don’t know what type of gun this is, but I will try to find out.

My grandfather says it’s an M1 carbine, but he has dementia, so I don’t know if that’s accurate.

Jared
Are you sure it's a gun? Perhaps you should listen to Grandfather more.
 

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Once again, I was going though my grandparents stuff, and I found this. Not sure what type of gun it is. It’s semi automatic, though.

I also found ammo that fits it.

I verified it is safe to use, and in working condition, so I took it to the range. This thing is accurate to about 200 yards!

I don’t know what type of gun this is, but I will try to find out.

My grandfather says it’s an M1 carbine, but he has dementia, so I don’t know if that’s accurate.

Jared
It is a M1 Carbine
 

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And that M-1 was shooting a 30-06 round not a 30-caliber round.
the 30 caliber round always reminded me of an oversized 22
They were actually intended to replace the .45 automatic pistols because they have longer range and better accuracy. Comparing the round to a .22 dosn't make sense. It's more the size of a .357 magnum but longer. Late in WWII and during the Korean war there was an M2 version that was select fire. Those are a ton of fun to shoot but hard to keep on target because they are so light. When the select fire versions came out they also developed a 30rd magazine for them.
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They were actually intended to replace the .45 automatic pistols because they have longer range and better accuracy. Comparing the round to a .22 dosn't make sense. It's more the size of a .357 magnum but longer. Late in WWII and during the Korean war there was an M2 version that was select fire. Those are a ton of fun to shoot but hard to keep on target because they are so light. When the select fire versions came out they also developed a 30rd magazine for them. View attachment 2050743
I didn't compare it to a 22 round I said it reminded me of a 22 round just straight like a 22 round.
The 30 caliber round looks more like a pistol round than a rifle round.
The M-1 carbine was a weak weapon for combat that's why it was eliminated
 
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