U.S. M1 Carbine
In 1958 the population of the Austrian state of Tirol was 436,000. Tirol is 12,648.61 sq. kilometers (7859.5 sq miles). The capitol of Tirol is Innsbruck.
In 1958 the Gendarmerie of Tirol was headquartered in Innsbruck with regional commands in:
|[Almanach der österreichischen Bundesgendarmerie, 1958]
For a 3D topographical map of Tirol, visit visit the Tirol Atlas
Landes Gendarmerie Kommando Tirol
Carbines with the markings of Tirol have been found to usually have one of two marking configurations. The first group has the Gendarmerie markings on the bottom of the trigger housing, with no other parts on the carbine stamped with any other numbers or markings.
The second group have the Gendarmerie markings on the bottom of the trigger housing, and the entire serial number stamped in the slingwell, in the underside of the handguard and etched on top of the bolt.
The majority of carbines used by this state have the original GI parts appropriate for the carbine manufacturer, with the exception of many with an adjustable rear sight and rotary safety.
The inventory numbers are still being evaluated to determine the highest number. If a carbine with the Tirol Gendarmerie markings is in the USA, it was returned by Austria to the U.S. Army and turned over to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in 2008. These carbines have no import marks.