If you don't mind my asking, what do M1 Carbines sell for in NZ? In the US, the prices are all over the place, you may pay as little as $300 to $400 for an "import" carbine in OK shape. You can also spend several thousand on a very nice carbine that some how evaded the US Government improvements such as type 3 rear sight staked in place and type 3 barrel band & bayonette lug. I am just curious and of course there is a different currency in play.
Joe in Tucson