calling all M1 carbine experts!
i'm cleaning up an M1 carbine for my uncle. it has sat for years without use.
first, any general info i could get on the use, care and upkeep of these beauties would be greatly appreciated. (acceptable cleaners, suggested ammo, parts, etc). i am going to take it to a gunsmith to get a good look over, but i figure the more informed i am, the better. i want to get it into good working condition, if possible. it appears to be in great shape.
also, if i could get any info on this M1 carbine (date of manufacture, company, etc), it would be greatly appreciated.
serial # 250856. other marks include EM-0 on the bottom of the bayonet lug. "P" stamped on the grip of the stock. "AAV" stamped on the side of the stock. "M" stamped on the mag release button.
any help appreciated. thank you