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Old 07-08-2019, 6:49 AM
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Default Purchase IBM M1 Carbine with cracked stock?

Looking for some advice: would considering purchase of an otherwise good condition IBM M1 (Oct 43-Jan 44 manufacture date) with a cracked stock be unwise?
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Old 07-08-2019, 8:04 AM
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Boyds gunstocks.com has a replacement stock for $147 ($22 for the handguard if you want a whole new set of wood). Add that to the price and see if still in your range of consideration.
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If the price is good, go for it. You can always find another stock. They are plentiful.
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Old 07-08-2019, 8:07 AM
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What is the asking price? If under $700, you can easily pick up another stock. Generic carbine stocks are not expensive. Cartouched stocks can get pricey. If the stock has cartouches that the seller is touting as a 'feature' of the sale, tell him the stock is useless to you. He can keep it and you would like to buy the carbine without the stock. If the carbine is all USGI parts, a price under $700 with a cracked stock or no stock seems fair. Hope that helps.
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What is the asking price? If under $700, you can easily pick up another stock. Generic carbine stocks are not expensive. Cartouched stocks can get pricey. If the stock has cartouches that the seller is touting as a 'feature' of the sale, tell him the stock is useless to you. He can keep it and you would like to buy the carbine without the stock. If the carbine is all USGI parts, a price under $700 with a cracked stock or no stock seems fair. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:03 AM
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You can find some good cheap ww2 stock on eBay. Not the reproduction but ww2 like I stated
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Looking for some advice: would considering purchase of an otherwise good condition IBM M1 (Oct 43-Jan 44 manufacture date) with a cracked stock be unwise?
Based on the info in the OP, I will say that you should definitely buy it, unless you donít buy it. It might be a great deal, or a terrible one. I hope that helps
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Put a WTB on Gunboards. I scored a correct stock that way....wasn't cheap, but if a genuine matching carbine is worth it the way prices are going.
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That stock may be repairable. I have seen before and after pics of repaired stocks that were worse than that. I have repaired a few myself but mine were small cracks.
The CMP forum can be a good source for a new stock: http://forums.thecmp.org/forumdisplay.php?f=88

Other options:
https://www.libertytreecollectors.co...idcategory=109

https://www.jgsales.com/military-sur...-p-103653.html

https://www.jgsales.com/military-sur....-p-89244.html
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I would want to pull it apart and see the insides to make sure that nothing is bent or broken. You do have to wonder WHY that stock is broken.

If it is just the stock then there are many options already shared to get a replacement.
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Looking for some advice: would considering purchase of an otherwise good condition IBM M1 (Oct 43-Jan 44 manufacture date) with a cracked stock be unwise?
For what it's worth, the stock looks repairable at least to the level of serviceability. This is just a guess, but my POV is that the stock was damaged while off the action and not due to firing. Pins and epoxy should make it solid enough for shooting. I'd do that first and look for replacement stocks "in person" rather than ordering on line. And bring the handguard with you, get as close to a match as possible. Looks like you have a single rivet type.
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saw that day before yesterday, it's up on gunbroker. Sale post doesn't mention the barrel if it's a replacement or not, which would count a lot toward the value to most. I personally passed only because I don't feel like learning to repair stocks. The sale comes with a bunch a mags, which will probably drive up the bids more than you'd like.
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A lot of the original ones are cracked you can find a decent new stock just remember to buy the spring that holds the band for the upper because they usually bend when you take them apart
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