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I will say the "late" Universal isn't in the same league as a GI but to say it's a POS I think is just internet bullsh*t.My ser# is 402xxx and was built in the mid 70's so I don't think yours is too much earlier, definitely not C&R... I have a late Universal that I bought new @ Big5 in 1978.Fortunately, the CMP carbines, while more expensive, are a good alternative.I just picked up a Universal M1 Carbine today for 0, and was finding it difficult to find a specific date in which it was made, the only info I was able to find, said it was made in Hialeah Florida,and dated it between 1961-1984, with the serial number, does anyone have any ideas when it would have been made? I never knew it was a POS until I read it on the net.....Thanks to John Blood for providing the serial number info.If you have a Universal M1 Carbine, especially one with a SN in the transition ranges listed below, or examples that don't fit the range, please send the following info to blood.john(at)or to [email protected] from other sources: If anyone has more info, corrections, or other history, please send me links or copies. Sold wholesale to Sears, Wards, K-Mart and a slew of other hardware and sporting goods stores. Name was dropped when IJA bought by American Military Arms Corp, in 1987.
These could still accept the USGI trigger housing, and some had the M2 style metal upper handguard.The second generation is where Universal got creative, started redesigning things, added the second recoil spring, and started to machine their own parts.This model eliminated the bolt locking mechanism all together. - Universal Firearms Corporation was the successor to the Bullseye Company, they manufactured M1 Carbine copies for commercial sales in the early 1960s. Actually, its quite a pleasure to shoot and accurate to 100 yards.Initially the bulk of the components Universal used in their carbines were U. government surplus except for the forged receivers which were made by Repp Steel Company of Buffalo. You will also find several wildcat rounds derived from Universal design.