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Universal M1 Carbine 30 Cal Almost Like New

Universal was one of the first and probably the largest manufacturer of commercial M1 Carbines starting operations in 1958 and finally closing in 1987. This carbine features an 18” barrel, fully adjustable sights, ventilated steel handguard, bolt hold-open lever and nicely finished birch stock. It is essentially a copy of its military namesake but uses mostly commercial parts and in some ways is an improvement over the military version. The bolt hold-open system is certainly an improvement as is the steel handguard. The stock and handguard completely cover the operating slide rod which allows the shooter to hold the stock naturally (no need to keep fingers clear of the rod) and the receiver is set up to accept a scope mount (there’s a removable plastic filler piece on the left side of the receiver which fills the relief cut in the stock when the mount is not used) which are available elsewhere.
It retains a strong 98% blue while the bore is a perfect mirror with strong, sharp rifling and the stock is completely sound retaining 99% finish with only a few scattered light handling marks. A neat little M1 that can deliver everything its older brother can and then some. If you have questions please email us at This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of May 7th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 05-04-18A--18-20-34