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    Bavarian/austrian carbine ?

    I just saw a "BAVARIAN/AUSTRIAN CARBINE" come up on the FL Gun Trader. Are these frowned upon by collectors? It looks in good condition from what I can see.. I'm new and after learning here about my British Lend Lease Garand I got the bug to shop for a Carbine but anything I've liked on GB auction in the last few weeks has gone over $3000 in the last minutes/hrs with the 15min rule over and over. This one is $1100 firm and everything I've seen anywhere close to this on all 4 sites I've been looking on has been altered greatly and poorly refinished. Thanks for your thoughts
    Last edited by zenfly; 07-20-2018, 09:36 AM.

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    CMP was selling Bavarian carbines a couple of years ago. I don't remember the prices. Cmp sold out in a short time.
    Those carbines were suppose to have a lot of original parts. In my opinion I think a lot of people bought them to get those parts.
    I doubt that the carbine being sold on gun trader still has many of the rarer parts.
    As for being collectable.....I have no idea. Personally, I didn't want one, but that's just me.
    Also, I would go to some gun shows and look at the carbines. It's a lot easier to evaluate a rifle in your hands than in a picture
    on a website. Buy and take along a muzzle gauge and check the barrel
    on the carbines that interest you. Also, if you do find one you like, you might be able to get it for a $100 or $150
    less than the asking price.
    Last edited by jak; 07-21-2018, 05:06 PM.

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      Bavarian Carbines are a thing unto themselves. They had some interesting sight mods done to them.
      Look here for more info:
      http://www.bavarianm1carbines.com/

      It's a pretty good source of info on that specific variant.

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