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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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I owned an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine .22 rifle and made the mistake of selling it to a friend. After shooting it, he informed me I will never get it back.

With decent 40g RNL ammunition you should be able to consistently hit 18" steel at 200 yards.
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Some semi-automatic rifles and handguns don't like 36g high speed ammunition, if that is what you are shooting. My Iver Johnson M1-22 ran well on Winchester Wildcat 40g RNL ammunition. Failures to feed were very rare.

Try cleaning out the magazine. Thoroughly clean the rifle and lightly oil the sliding surfaces.
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