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Got a new (to me) Rimfire

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I was at a local Pawn shop last week and noticed this M1 Carbine looking gun. Having a soft spot in my heart for M1 Carbines I asked about it. Turns out it is an Iver Johnson version of the M1 Carbine made in West Germany by Erma-Werke. Price looked right and so I walked out with it. Shoots really nicely and it could become one of my favorite rimfired rifles.
From what I understand the US gave the West German military a bunch of M1 Carbines after the war and these were initially manufactured to be used by the West German military to train in the use of the M1 Carbine, but used 22 long rifle instead of the 30 Carbine as a cost savings measure. Later these were exported around the world and in the US imported by several different companies including Iver Johnson.
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Take care of the magazine because they are pretty much unobtainium.
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I tried polishing the feed ramp, playing with feed angles on the old mag, buying a new mag, so far no joy. Other than different ammo I don't know what to do.
You might want to see if you can find a recoil spring. Especially with older guns that takes care of a lot of ills
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