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M2 Carbine Cutaway Instructional Model

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#1 USMC-RECON0321

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Purchased this today at a gun show!! This I believe is the M2 Cut-a-way oversized training rifle, approximately 6' long. All parts function for demonstration and even the oversized magazine comes out and snaps back in.
Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I just couldn't pass it up. How often do you see these show up!! :think:

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

One more pic.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

You have the market cornered.....I've never seen one before. :think:

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

Recently there was an auction in the state and there was a trainer Garand and .30 cal Browning that sold.I think they are offering a BAR next month.I have seen several of them and one surplus store had a Carbine on display when I was a kid.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

You have the market cornered.....I've never seen one before. :think:


These were used for classroom instruction I believe starting in WWII and there are several other versions, M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, BAR, and the 1919 MG that I know of.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

Recently there was an auction in the state and there was a trainer Garand and .30 cal Browning that sold.I think they are offering a BAR next month.I have seen several of them and one surplus store had a Carbine on display when I was a kid.


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What did they sell for in your neck of the woods at that auction? I've found the prices on these to be all over the place??

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

Doyler,
What did they sell for in your neck of the woods at that auction? I've found the prices on these to be all over the place??



Big money plus there was a buyers premium.I didnt make the auction but I will see if i can find the link to it.They sell with proxybid normally.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:10 AM

Thanks, and let me know if you find any pics on the oversized ammo that went with these cut-a-way guns? I've never seen that before.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:15 AM

Like some kind of super-carbine!! Very unusual...quite a conversation piece. Is it as heavy as it looks Troy? :o

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

Thanks, and let me know if you find any pics on the oversized ammo that went with these cut-a-way guns? I've never seen that before.
Troy

I sold my M2 cut-a-way a few months ago for $1550.00. I had two magazines and about 10 rounds of the oversized black plastic dummies used for function demonstrations. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of any of the rounds, but I still have several rounds for the Garand/BAR/1919 cut-a-ways in my dummy round collection. Except for the last round on the left, the bottom row of the tray has the oversized 30-06 rounds. Most are black, some still have the original nomenclature wrap on them. The two on the far left are dark green and yellow, both scarcer versions. Most people confuse these as dummy .50 cal rounds, but they are definitely for the cut-a-ways. PM me if you are interested in acquiring any of them. I'm no longer collecting and I need to start letting other collectors enjoy having them---especially if you have one of the cut-a-ways. Thanks, Al Hirschler in Dallas.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:21 AM

There was also a 1911 45 pistol version that I saw at an antique store in incomplete condition long ago. It was about 3' long and was mounted on a stand.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

I sold my M2 cut-a-way a few months ago for $1550.00. I had two magazines and about 10 rounds of the oversized black plastic dummies used for function demonstrations. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of any of the rounds, but I still have several rounds for the Garand/BAR/1919 cut-a-ways in my dummy round collection. Except for the last round on the left, the bottom row of the tray has the oversized 30-06 rounds. Most are black, some still have the original nomenclature wrap on them. The two on the far left are dark green and yellow, both scarcer versions. Most people confuse these as dummy .50 cal rounds, but they are definitely for the cut-a-ways. PM me if you are interested in acquiring any of them. I'm no longer collecting and I need to start letting other collectors enjoy having them---especially if you have one of the cut-a-ways. Thanks, Al Hirschler in Dallas.

PM sent!! Thanks

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

There was also a 1911 45 pistol version that I saw at an antique store in incomplete condition long ago. It was about 3' long and was mounted on a stand.
Tom Bowers

Never seen one of those. Wow, this could be a new branch of collecting :blink:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

Like some kind of super-carbine!! Very unusual...quite a conversation piece. Is it as heavy as it looks Troy? :o


Ian,
No, they are actually pretty light for their size. Mainly made of pine, a light pot metal of some sort and aluminum I would guess.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

These were used for classroom instruction I believe starting in WWII and there are several other versions, M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, BAR, and the 1919 MG that I know of.

Then I'll assume that the scale of the rifle is well over 100%, and simplified for said instruction.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Then I'll assume that the scale of the rifle is well over 100%, and simplified for said instruction.


Yes, very large, this one measures 6' long. The M1 Garand measures over 7'.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Here is a pic of my young future Devil Dog holding the rifle to give you a better perspective of it's size.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

Here is a pic of my young future Devil Dog holding the rifle to give you a better perspective of it's size.


Great picture!! :lol:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

Great picture!! :lol:


Thanks!!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

When they talk about "the forum's big guns" in future, I'll know exactly what they're referring to! ;)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

:lol:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:39 PM

Yes, very large, this one measures 6' long. The M1 Garand measures over 7'.


They are built to a 2X size. Doesn't seem like a lot unless you take into consideration--twice as long, twice as high, twice as wide. It adds up. I loved my M2, but when I retired and we downsized once again on our move back to Dallas, I simply did not have room to properly display it in what is now my "Man Closet."

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

They are built to a 2X size. Doesn't seem like a lot unless you take into consideration--twice as long, twice as high, twice as wide. It adds up. I loved my M2, but when I retired and we downsized once again on our move back to Dallas, I simply did not have room to properly display it in what is now my "Man Closet."


Man Closet?? Ahhhh, that is too bad... Pretty soon you'll have to resort to collecting sewing needles. I guess I can't say alot, My man cave is in the basement stuck between the furnace and washer / dryer. But not as bad as a friend of mine who put his "man-cave" in a room between the garage and kitchen so his wife goes through there several times a day and knows every time when something new shows up :unsure:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

Back when my uncle was collecting, he had a cut away .50 cal. I was probably 4-5 years old... before I started collecting.... :crying:
very neat piece for a collection!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

Back when my uncle was collecting, he had a cut away .50 cal. I was probably 4-5 years old... before I started collecting.... :crying:
very neat piece for a collection!


That would be a nice one!! I wonder how many versions were made? :think:


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