U.S. M1 Carbine
Quality H.M.C.
Serial Number: 1935779

Bavaria Rural Police
LandesGendarmerieKommando Kärnten (LGK K)


Returned to the U.S. Army by the government of Austria. Provided to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), by the U.S. Army. Purchased from CMP, prior to the armorers.

Barrel Group

Barrel type I W (Winchester) undated
Barrel Skirt   cut short from long
Front Sight type I J-Q (O.D. Jennings Co. of Chicago, IL for Quality Hardware)
Barrel Band/Swivel type IA unmarked
Slide type III DA-Q (A. Dalkin & Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)

Barrel has P over Ordnance bomb on right side of receiver gas piston housing area. Last four digits of serial number on outside of slide arm.

Stock Group

Stock type II S-HB (Hillerich & Bradsby Company of Louisville, KY for Standard Products)
Handguard type I OI (S.E. Overton of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Buttplate   S-S3 (Standard Products)

Inventory number 0052 on bottom of trigger housing is also stamped in the slingwell, as are the last four digits of the receiver serial number. Bottom of handguard has the number 9748, which does not match the last four digits of the serial number. This indicates the stock was on this carbine when it was received by Bavaria from the U.S. Office of Military Government, and remained on the carbine when it was received by Austria when they purchased the carbine from Bavaria in 1956. The handguard has been taken from another carbine by Bavaria or Austria.

Receiver Group

Receiver type I(B) Quality H.M.C.
Rear Sight type II PI on right, PI on left (Packard Mfg. Corp. of Indianapolis, IN for Inland)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing type II Q on end (Quality Hardware)
Recoil Plate type III RO-Q (H.B. Rouse & Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)

Bavaria Rural Police on top of receiver left of bolt. LGK K 0052 on top of receiver on rear bevel. Recoil plate is polished blue with number 10 etched on bottom.

Bolt Group

Bolt flat EM-Q (Elgin Metal Novelty Company of Elgin, IL for Quality Hardware)
Ejector type II  
Extractor type III IQ (IBM Electronic Typewriter Division of Rochester, NY for Quality Hardware)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type I NL-Q (National Lock Co. of Rockford, IL for Quality Hardware)

Bolt is polished blue and has last four digits of serial number etched on top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type III SG (Saginaw Gear of Saginaw, MI)
Trigger   W (Winchester)
Sear type I GE-Q (Gerrard Co. of Chicago, IL for Quality Hardware)
Hammer type III LT-Q (Ludlow Typograph Co. of Chicago, IL for Quality Hardware)
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type IV rotary S encircled (unk GI contractor)
Magazine Catch type IIA WI. (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, KY for Inland)

Last four digits of receiver serial numbed stamped in rear of trigger housing at top.