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hello, like to know exactly what a registered m2 carbine consists of, as to what parts are included when buying a kit, and how the kit is marked when it is registered.do different kits all come with the same amount of parts or do some kits require additional parts to make up a complete functioning m2 carbine. thanks for any answers.don

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Registered M2 carbine kits can have the serial number on just about any part, This depended on who did the original registration. I have seen the following parts that were serial numbered: trip lever (common), sear, hammer, selector, disconnector, trigger housing, slide.  These kits should be complete, for the most part.

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Here's an M2 summary that I wrote and posted on Machinegunboards, and the Carbine Club forum:

 

There are many different M2 issues and types of NFA registered items.  Here are the different iterations of M2 NFA variations/issues that contribute to the overall confusion on the subject:

 

·     "XD" serial numbered Inland M2 receivers that were never assembled as MG's (Contraband, unless registered during 1968 Amnesty) (There are also some other "X" prefixed M2's)

 

·      Originally marked M2's from Inland, and a potential few from Winchester (C&R)

 

·      M1 Receivers that were over-stamped "M2" at the factory, such as Winchester M2's (Should be C&R, but "muddy")

 

·      Various non-original M2 manufacturer M1's that have been overstamped "M2" as part of their non-original conversion (IBM, Rock-Ola, Saginaw, etc.) (Transferable, non-C&R)

 

·      Original manufacturer M1's (Inland and Winchester) that were overstamped "M2" as part of their non-original conversion (Circa1986 conversions in prep for Hughes Amendment) (Transferable, non-C&R)

 

·      7-piece M2 parts sets, with serial numbers on various of the seven parts (Transferable, non-C&R) (Any one of the 7 parts has to be marked)

 

·      Registered trigger packs (Transferable, non-C&R)

 

·      Registered M2 slides (Transferable, non-C&R)

 

·      Universal, Plainfield, and Iver Johnson manufactured, commercial M2 Carbines (Transferable, Some will soon be C&R)

 

·      Other commercial manufacturer M1 Carbines that were converted, some of which were overstamped "M2," and some that were not (Transferable, non-C&R)

 

·      Pre-May 1986 Dealer Samples (Not transferable, not C&R)

 

·      Post-May 1986 Dealer Samples (Not transferable, not C&R)

 

 

Thanks!

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
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The Broadhead Armory M-2 conversion kit I have has a serial numbered connector lever,(trip lever). It was a good investment 3 years ago. I think the little M-2's are under appreciated. They are a hoot to shoot. The trick is to keep them well lubed, and shoot good ammo.

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