Make: Plainfield Machine
Model: M-1 Carbine
Serial Number: 71069
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .30 M1 Carbine
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine.
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked, “Plainfield Machine / Dunellen, N.J. / Cal. .30 M-1”. The left side of the receiver is marked, “71069”.
Barrel Length: 18 inches.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a wing-protected front blade, and a windage-and-elevation-adjustable rear peep sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are oiled wood. There are some minor depressions on the right front of the stock below the metal handguard, and some speckling in the finish on the right below the bolt handle, and on the right forend as well. Structurally, it is solid as a brick. The LOP measures 13 ½ inches. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear on the action parts of the bolt and working surfaces. There is a bit of wear at the front of the barrel, behind the front sight, on the left side. There is also some freckling on the metal handgaurd, just behind the barrel band, and on the barrel band screw. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, with a bit of roughness. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One 15-round magazine. This magazine will not be provided to a California resident or to a resident of any state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Our Assessment: The Plainfield Machine carbines are a good example of post-WWII commercially manufactured M1 carbines. The design is a superb one; light, handy, quick handling; M-1 carbines just beg to be brought to the shoulder and shot. They were wildly popular among returning GIs and the shooting public. They retain much of that popularity to this day. The Plainfield Machines were built to satisfy the desire for this, and while not especially collectible, they make fine shooters and can be a great bargain!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California. The magazine will not be provided to a California resident or to a resident of any state with magazine capacity restrictions.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
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