So the other day an elderly resident of town I know from past calls for service asked me to come by the house to get rid of some ammo she found left in a closet by her late husband. She handed over a bag of shot shells and an some assorted pistol rounds. Maybe 20 rounds total. No big deal, I'll just dump them off at the station armory in a destruction bucket (I don't shoot ammo unless I know it's origin). So as I'm leaving she sees some junk of metal on the shelf and says I can have this paperweight her husband used to have on a workbench. i took it knowing it was a gun part of some type and thanked her - expecting it to be a piece of junk.
Once in my cruiser, I stopped to look at it and found it to be a bare Saginaw M1 carbine receiver. Pretty cool paperweight! So my mind is thinking - is this worth building into a carbine? Is it relatively easy to find the parts needed to build it up? I know absolutely nothing about M1 carbides so any advice would be helpful. Thanks