SOLD SOLD SOLD Minty EM1 Erma / Iver Johnson M1 Carbine Clone 22 LR + Mag, Sling and Oiler
This carbine is complete and original other than the sling and oiler. They are new reproductions.
This is a faithful copy of the M1 Carbine in 22 LR. Manufactured in West Germany by Erma 1985-1986, reintroduced in 1988 only. These were imported by an American company: Iver Johnson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iver_Johnson. Carbine has 18 inch bore measured from muzzle to closed bolt, net weight of 5.8 pounds, 6.2 pounds with magazine (without ammo) and sling in place, 15 shot magazine, sling swivels, iron sights. Overall length is 35.5 inches. Following details are from a non-secure website. Although I found this to be true please verify this information to your satisfaction before bidding as I may have missed a detail or two. This M1 clone is a semiautomatic, blowback-operated .22 rimfire carbine with six grooves right-hand twist. The receiver, trigger housing, slide and trigger are made of a nonferrous alloy metal. Other components such as the barrel, bolt and small trigger group parts are made of steel. The rear sight is similar in appearance to the original and is adjustable; it is secured to the receiver with a machine screw. For elevation adjustments, the sight leaf can be slid along an inclined ramp. Windage adjustments can be made by rotating a knurled screw on the right side of the sight. The front sight is also similar to that of the original US M1 and secured with a cross pin. The stock and handguard are made of varnished European beechwood. A front band is fitted to secure the handguard; the band has a sling swivel. The buttplate is stamped steel. The detachable magazine for the EM1 carbine is a metal box enclosing a smaller .22 magazine, to give the appearance of an original M1 magazine (this is what comes with this carbine). The EM1 magazines came in 5-round, 10-round and 15-round configurations. Believe this is a 15-round magazine; no guarantee as I did not want to scratch anything by putting in rounds. The magazine has a bolt-hold open feature, but the bolt will close when the magazine is removed.
I purchased this on Gun Broker a few years ago; never fired it. In fact; never put any ammo in the magazine. I bought it as listed; used. However, if ever fired, it had to be close to zero as everything looks minty. There is one close up of a ding on left side near top of stock behind trigger and receiver area; last image. On top of barrel about even with the front sling is a possible small ding; maybe not. You decide. Otherwise nothing of note found. I am not able to detect any residue smells. I did a dry fire and everything works. Crisp trigger, magazine seats securely, magazine release tight, bolt cycles perfectly with no slack open or closed. I found nothing wrong with anything. Bore is shiny and perfect in all respects. I was not able to get good images of the lettering per images. On right side is “Made in W Germany”. Sorry for the dog hair. On left side on one line is “000602 IVER JOHNSON US Carbine Cal .22 LR”.
A high replacement cost item are the magazines. They are costly; rear sights are even more so. Magazine is $75.00 by itself. https://iverjohnsonarms.com/store/p157/M1_Carbine_22.html
As for the sights; a non Iver Johnson rear base is $50 by itself at https://www.tech-sights.com/product/replacement-rear-sight-base-tsm120-2/ So do the math trying to find ORIGINAL front and rear sights. The sling and oiler are faithful reproductions. I took them off and placed them separately in their own bags and then in a larger bag with the magazine. I first wrapped the magazine to prevent the possibility of rubbing.
Sorry; however, I will NOT sell this to any buyer in California or other buyers located within the control of “governments” that restrict firearms over 10 rounds. Please do not ask.
This has not been fired since purchased; sitting in my safe. I did dry fire and inspect for this listing.
If you live under a "government"; or it is your FFL policy, that requires a FFL to FFL transfer I will not normally be able be able to accommodate that. The logistics of extra driving, my FFL's fees and added packing charges (remember I do not charge for packing and boxing) can add $50 to $100 per firearm. However, I will consider this on a case by case basis BEFORE a bid. So, if you have this FFL to FFL issue; contact me first. Thank you.
Shipping is UPS Ground at actual cost. Go to the UPS website and at bottom you can get a shipping quote from my ZIP of 29412 in Charleston SC to your ZIP Code. Packed in a maximum 10 pound box measuring a maximum of 43 by 6 by 6 inches. I wrap the firearm with thick bubble wrap and / or clean Kraft type paper (not newspaper) and taped to hold in place. After placed in the box; voids are filled with clean paper and bubble wrap. Ends secured with strapping tape and Top Of Load and Do Not Lay Flat stickers on both sides. The bag with the sling, oiler and magazine will be at the top end of the box. I will ship USPS Priority if requested.
I am a private seller and am not a FFL. Potential buyers must check with their FFL before a bid to ensure acceptance. I am not able to keep current and know the laws of each state, city or locality. As of May 18, 2020; I will NO LONGER divert or reship any shipment at my cost unless I make an error in shipping. If diversion, reshipment or return costs are incurred or necessary; buyer must send me funds up front to cover all added costs and Hold Me Harmless. If not done I will have to let you or your receiver refuse or accept the shipment; if buyer fails to understand the listing terms. </font>
In May 2020 I had a buyer agree to pay for re-routing, return and other costs as his FFL could not accept the firearm from an individual. This was revealed AFTER I had shipped the firearm. The buyer then defrauded me; after agreeing for 13 days to pay the added costs, out of $102.37 in added costs when he "changed his mind". I did not charge for my time and effort or miscellaneous costs to ship. Sorry to be so blunt; however, I will not deal with this again.
With the virus issues impacting our great country; there may be delays in UPS shipping time or other delivery issues. If you are not willing to accept the possibility of delays or other delivery issues and hold me harmless, you should not bid. Questions on shipping should be directed to UPS as once I drop off your purchase with UPS, I have no control. Thank you.
Hopefully I have covered everything. Sold AS IS. There is No Return and No Refund. However, please inspect on receipt and if damaged or not as listed, contact me within 24 hours. If damaged on receipt (keep shipping box) or if I missed something significant, I will resolve it. Request you ask any questions before you bid. Thank you for looking. My dog rescues say WOOF!