Three classic designs
Who wouldn’t smile when holding an M1911A1?
Ithaca M37 is ambidextrous
All three are Inland Mfg. repros.
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Dude has a GREAT smile. I want to take my M1 carbine and go to the range with him.
Lucky me, I have all three in three original issue! 🙂
Missing his Glider/Airborne Patch. 😉
Budget cuts were real for us. We didn’t even wear our ranks.
If you intended for the guy to look like a WW2 GI, the pointy finger 21st Century trigger discipline is way wrong. It looks plain silly from this perspective. Otherwise, cool.
We meant it more tongue-in-cheek. Will do more serious images with holster and mag belt in a week.
How about a version of this poster? That would be nifty….
“Inland Mfg.” has a reputation for turning out real junk. The “M-1” carbines are a mix of cast parts and hype, mixed with poor QC and are not even WW2 type carbines. They are modeled on post war-Korean/Vietnam war carbines. OH! and they sell for about 300 to 500 USD MORE than original WW2 carbines. For junk. Look these up on you tube. Video after Video of them coming unglued in various ways. Anyone remember “Hess Arms”? or the “flying monkey’s” at CAI? This may actually be worse.
I had two IAI carbines and they were pretty poorly made.
I have an Auto Ordnance M1 carbine and it’s much better, but it will feed only some defensive loads.
I have a new Inland carbine (OEMed by AO to higher specifications) and it feeds everything, is also more accurate. It also has rather better wood than run of the mill commercial M1C.
Your model may well have the most infectious smile you’ve ever graced your blog with.
That was my impression also!
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This was my first shoot ever, so I appreciate the comments.
You and Oleg seem to work well together, Eric. And yeah, totally infectious smile.
My dad hunted everything (ducks, doves, quail, deer, and turkeys) with a M-37 Ithaca 12 gauge. I’ve tried it (I got it when he passed away) and it is NOT ambidextrous! That flippin’ safety is a right pain in the tushy, because it works the wrong way, unless you switch it, in which case it’s wrong for the other side.
The Boss and I use a Mossberg M-500, 20 gauge, youth model, because the safety is on the tang, where G-d and John Moses Browning (PBUH) intended it to be.
The only truly ambi shotgun I’ve found so far is the Browning BPS. Bottom feed, bottom eject (still not sure how that works, exactly) and the safety is on the tang. If I ever get everything else I want, I’m gonna get a youth model 20 ga. version.