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I just got a new M1 Carbine for my 15 birthday a Iraelarms m1 (american legend) I took it to my ranch this past weekend to fire it, site it in...slide kept coming off the bolt evertime i fired it ... went home read that the company also made 22. 5.7 johnson carbine.. so my question is what is the difference between a 30. carbine and a 5.7 .. there isnt really a way to return the carbine because i think israel arms recently went out of business my dad thinks that its the gun but im pretty sure that the carbine is made for the 5.7 also in the manual it doesnt say what type of bullet it fires..
 

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I can only address your slide problem. The slide coming off the bolt is a very dangerous condition. Hope you haven't already damaged your gun. Don't fire it any more until you can get a competent gunsmith to look at it. It could be something as simple as the slide wasn't properly assembled to your slide when you got it but the gunsmith needs to check it out.

Grant, I'm sorry this happened to your birthday gun but perhaps it can be fixed or a US GI slide and/or bolt can be fitted to fix your problem. Maybe even an Israeli part can be found.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out, will you.

RIKA
 

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r u for real? The .30 C bullet is .308" in diameter, the 5.7 bullet is about .22" in diameter. You should be able to look at the rds and the barrel and tell the difference. It sounds like somebody didn't properly assemble the bolt to the operating rod, or something similar is going on. I'm not that familiar with the CArbine, but I know that if you break the handguard on a Mini 14, the op rod wo'nt stay engaged to the bolt, and the Mini's design is based heavily upon that of the Carbine.
 

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223 fan said:
r u for real? The .30 C bullet is .308" in diameter, the 5.7 bullet is about .22" ....

the company made 2 different types of carbines 30. carbine and one of their own creations i believer the 22/5.7j ... it has basically the same size shell just a different bullet head... heres what it looks like
http://www.iaiamericanlegend.com/2257.html

also my dad is taking to a gunsmith today .. i hope it all works out its such a nice firearm


heres another picture http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=766960A&chrSuperSKU=766960&MC= scroll down
 

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Grant,

don't let 223 Fan / Andy get to you. He is incapable of behaving in a civil manner. You are doing the right thing to have smith look at the weapon.

If you look through the many posts on this board, you will find that 223 fan / andy likes to use insults and threats to make it look as if he is more knowledgeable and more important than he really is. I guess his life really sucks or something.

Anyway, i hope it all works out....
:devil:
 

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well my dad just did lots of research and it turns out that the company just recently bought colt and glock and he got a number and called then they said bring in the gun and we will see what we can do :) and they manufacure is right down the street from me
 

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...it turns out that the company just recently bought colt and glock...

Israel arms bought Colt and Glock...??????????????

You might want to re-ask that question; I hadn't heard of that merger.

Good luck on the carbine problem. I have two of them (old mil-surp), but never had this kind of problem, so I'm no help with it. Sorry.
 

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.223=5.56x45, .30=7.62 (7.62x51=.308), 5.7 (& 5.8, the new Chinese hi-velocity AP mil rounds)=approx. .24-.25 cal.
Damn Jimmy Carter and his metric mess.
 
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