First post here... I apologize if this has been discussed, but I searched and could not find any real thread on this.
I don't collect these much although I do like to shoot them. I have a good condition M1 Carbine that is a "M1 hand stamped" version and it seems to check out on the serial number that they indeed were doing these "hand stamping" during this time period.
My buddy says I shouldn't shoot it as these have more value than a regular M1. My question is how much more? It seems to be correct. So, assuming good to excellent condition, what is it worth?