January 2010

Carbines, the Judge, No Recall

Collectors of the M-1 obviously like their carbines. Readers offer corrections on flat-top bolt/round bolt issue; the Taurus Judge gets more love from its owners; slapping a Mosquito rumor.

I just got my December issue of GT and had to sit down and read it. I agree with your findings, especially about the CMP-2 Inland. I got mine about a year ago through CMP, and it’s a winner. The only thing I’d suggest is that when you buy a used M-1 Carbine from anyone, go immediately to Numrich Gunparts Corp. and order a new gas piston, castle nut and wrench. You’d be surprised at the noticeable difference in performance this small change makes. I was told by an old armorer years ago that the gas piston is made of a softer alloy than the gas cylinder, so that it wears first and the cylinder lasts longer. As these weapons are used, over time the gas piston wears and develops blow by. A new gas piston and castle nut improves performance noticeably.

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