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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 18:07 pm 
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Can anyone tell me the going rate for a new spec carbine? I am looking at selling one of mine but not sure of the going rate! it's a National Postal Meter S/no 4354..., Dec43-May44?, flip safety,flip rear site, U below the serial number which I believe stands for US&S, X on a round bolt, P and MARLIN stamped on the barrel and NS on the fore site and would be sold with an original sling and oil bottle.

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I bought a new spec Postal Meter one a few years ago for around £150, no idea if the prices have changed since though!

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New spec Carbies seem to be about £450 odd at De-Act dealers.

YMMV.

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Guy i know managed to pick one up for around 350 just before christmas

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Rob...how "mullered" is it inside.......and how new spec is new spec.....i know that sounds like a silly question but with carbines...older "new" spec carbines were not too bad still had the hammers in and most of the internals.

The round bolt(post war).....and rebarrelled Marlin barrel.......make it a right mixmaster.....but the inverted U on an NPM make it a sub contract carbine....nice.

any slot looking top down onto the bolt....left hand side...? and does it have the correct woodwork..or is it a type 5 pot bellied stock..?

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2ad82recon wrote:
Rob...how "mullered" is it inside.......and how new spec is new spec.....i know that sounds like a silly question but with carbines...older "new" spec carbines were not too bad still had the hammers in and most of the internals.

The round bolt(post war).....and rebarrelled Marlin barrel.......make it a right mixmaster.....but the inverted U on an NPM make it a sub contract carbine....nice.

any slot looking top down onto the bolt....left hand side...? and does it have the correct woodwork..or is it a type 5 pot bellied stock..?

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Lloyd didn't I sell my M1 carbine to you a few years ago?

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Hi Guys and thanks for all the replies, here are some pics of the Carbine it's a 2004 which is also when I bought from Sherwood. Looking on the inside it looks pretty mullered :( to me, I may sell the original bag with the Carbine too as I have two others, the bag is a Tweedie 43.

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Thats not too bad mate at al...apart from the round post war bolt...and the flip sight being on the wrong way round.....;-) you look through the "peep hole"......not the conical reticle...BE careful you dont drive it out the wrong way when changing it...

wood is correct pattern and NO M2 "slot" and yes it has been pretty mullered inside.....no hammer and you can bet yer arse some dick has dot punched the trigger housing so you cant remove the fuckin rotary safety.

IF the bag is original i would sell it seperatley..they bring good $$$$$$ on flea bay to the US carbine collectors....:-)

Value of that carbine...£275-£325...depending on what comes with it.

But there aint many good ones about just lately.....

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2ad82recon wrote:
Thats not too bad mate at al...apart from the round post war bolt...and the flip sight being on the wrong way round.....;-) you look through the "peep hole"......not the conical reticle...BE careful you dont drive it out the wrong way when changing it...

wood is correct pattern and NO M2 "slot" and yes it has been pretty mullered inside.....no hammer and you can bet yer arse some dick has dot punched the trigger housing so you cant remove the fuckin rotary safety.

IF the bag is original i would sell it seperatley..they bring good $$$$$$ on flea bay to the US carbine collectors....:-)

Value of that carbine...£275-£325...depending on what comes with it.

But there aint many good ones about just lately.....

Regards

Lloyd


Hi Lloyd,
Thanks for all your help sir, I'll change the flip site round :oops: so it's correct! As you said it's nice apart from the post war bolt.

When I sell the Carbine it will come with an Original sling and oil bottle and some pouches (not sure how many yet as I need some for my other carbine), one mag (in the carbine), and a couple of inert rounds, so i'm more inclined to go for the hire price.

Thanks again
Rob


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No worries mate..and you are correct it is a sub contract NPM.......made by Union Switch and Signal.......quite a rare beast.

If i didnt already have an NPM carbine mate..i would have had it.....Marlin is a replacement barrel......by the way too

Yeah £325-00 c/w....oiler/sling/ mag and pouch is afair sale price mate....the correct woodwork is the saving grace of that carbine as the buyer will stillneed to buy a type 1 barrel band and push safety to complete and be correct.

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2ad82recon wrote:
No worries mate..and you are correct it is a sub contract NPM.......made by Union Switch and Signal.......quite a rare beast.

If i didnt already have an NPM carbine mate..i would have had it.....Marlin is a replacement barrel......by the way too

Yeah £325-00 c/w....oiler/sling/ mag and pouch is afair sale price mate....the correct woodwork is the saving grace of that carbine as the buyer will stillneed to buy a type 1 barrel band and push safety to complete and be correct.

Regards

Lloyd


Hi Lloyd,

Thanks again mate for all your help, I also posted on a U.S forum and a couple of guys said that a MARLIN barrel with a 'P' NPM's proof firing mark is correct for a Carbine produced in mid to late 43, they were delivered around 29.000 barrels between April and December of that year from Marlin, and they produced around 314,000 in total! amazing stuff when you look into it all.

Repro type 1 barrel band on Ebay 190488015358 $7.95, plus $15 p+p

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Rob


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