Thanks for the info. As mentioned it is a good shooter. I need to make some room in the safe, lowering price one last time, have a few offers from gun stores if it doesn't sell here will take it to them.P.S. I love M1 Carbines, and I think a lot of folks would be well-served with one for a home defense / zombie uprising gun.
If this one works well, I would not hesitate to buy it, even if most of its parts deviate from the U.S.G.I. design and quality.
I'd feed it only recently made factory new ammo (no foreign milsurp, no 40+ year old U.S. surplus ammo, and no reloads / remanufactured ammo), and I would bet my life on it working if the S. were to H.T.F.