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 The Fulton Armory piece v. the James River piece
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jski
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Posted - 09/19/2017 :  12:16:05 AM  Show Profile Send jski a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Simply put, which is the better reproduction?

I've seen 1 video completely panning the Inland product but it's just 1 review:
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Edited by - jski on 09/21/2017 12:57:24 AM

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cali201
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Posted - 09/19/2017 :  05:55:36 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
neither, if you must go new (or repro as you call it) try to find a James River Rock Ola or perhaps a Fulton Armory You must be logged in to see this link.

for the money you pay for the Kahr or new inland you mind as well get a GI carbine. If you do get the Kahr or new Inland save the box so you can ship it back for repairs.
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Tuna
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Posted - 09/19/2017 :  1:39:24 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Except in name they are almost the same. AO makes some of the parts found in the new Inland. Now the AO quality control is somewhere between null and void. The Inland is about the same. Soft bolts and undersized cast parts for some of the problems. If you want a commercial carbine then got one of the ones Cali listed or get a good used Plainfield carbine. Best is still a good USGI carbine and it doesn't matter which maker you get.
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americanboy
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Posted - 09/19/2017 :  5:06:23 PM  Show Profile Send americanboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ditto! I've had a few occasions to sell both and had a good chance to self-review them. I think you'd even be much better off to look for a gen-1 Universal and for less money if you want a GI compatible gun with a forged steel receiver. OR...a USGI for possibly the same or less money. Going rates for shooter-grade GI's are hanging around $800. I think the last Kahr I sold went a tad over $800 including taxes. I agree with previous posters. You can usually snag a decent early used gun like a Plainfield for $400-$500. Sure...a new gun has not been fired, but the truth is that you don't know if it will or for how long.
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jski
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  01:22:58 AM  Show Profile Send jski a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a Kahr reproduction. Seems to work just fine. It's really my wife's. She'll go to the range with me put about 150 rounds thru it. I load 115 gr. Linotype, 15 gr. H110 rounds for her. They seem to work best.

I also have a late model Universal with a new 4130 steel slide and Wolff springs. It too eats up those Linotype rounds.

Edited by - jski on 09/20/2017 01:28:14 AM
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jski
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  01:31:50 AM  Show Profile Send jski a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have looked at Fulton's offerings but by the time I've spec'ed it out I'm looking at +$1,700.00. Incredible.
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cali201
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  05:47:22 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jski

I have a Kahr reproduction. Seems to work just fine.
I also have a late model Universal with a new 4130 steel slide and Wolff springs. It too eats up those Linotype rounds.



If so then why the OP?
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jski
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  09:04:51 AM  Show Profile Send jski a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Call201,

I have a daughter who wants one. She lives in Iowa now and wants what she grew up shooting. (The M1 Carbine is an IDEAL gun for women.)

Money's not really an issue, so I'm trying "to think outside the box".

Edited by - jski on 09/20/2017 09:05:33 AM
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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  9:53:52 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If that is the case, go GI. You won't regret it. Plenty of parts are still available and you don't have to worry about whether they will fit. Besides, the value will always be there and will likely increase over time.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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jski
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Posted - 09/21/2017 :  12:51:22 AM  Show Profile Send jski a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I understand the attraction of a GI piece for both its historic value and as a collectible. But I know her and she'd prefer something new.

So tell me something more about the Fulton Armory piece and the James River Rock Ola piece. Any reason to prefer one over the other?

Edited by - jski on 09/21/2017 12:53:25 AM
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americanboy
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USA
341 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2017 :  11:20:13 AM  Show Profile Send americanboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you simply must have a new one and $$$ is no object, then I think either the Rock Ola or the Fulton may be equally good choices. I think Fulton does a much better job of explaining what they have. The reviews I have read concerning the Rock Ola have all been positive and it's 100% USGI compatible as well. All of James River guns seem to score high marks for quality. I think the difficult part may be getting your hands on one. Dealers seem to stay out-of-stock often and I really don't know what the current price-tag is.
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cali201
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USA
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  05:31:01 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
James River is not listing the carbine now, wonder if they stopped production?
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