U.S. M1 Carbine
Inland Div. of General Motors
Serial Number: 472521

LandesGendarmerieKommando Kärnten (LGK K)
Bavaria Rural Police


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 November 2009.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Inland Div. of General Motors 6-43
Front Sight type I SI (unk subcontractor for Inland)
Barrel Band/Swivel type IA Band unmarked, Swivel marked KV-B (Knapp & Vogt Mfg Co. of Grand Rapids, MI for IBM)
Slide type II PI (Packard Mfg Corp of Indianapolis for Inland)

Slide rail has last 4 digits of serial number.

Stock Group

Stock type III M-U (Marlin Fire Arms Co. of New Haven, CT for Underwood)
Handguard type III (M2) OI (S.E. Overton of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Buttplate   Late Inland

9886 in stock slingwell does not match receiver serial number. Crossed cannons appear intentionally partially obliterated. Handguard has no numbers. Right side of stock has large L, meaning not known.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Inland Div.
Rear Sight type I S on left, no other marks (used on various early carbines)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III AU (unknown subcontractor for Underwood)

Bavaria Rural Police on top of receiver to left of bolt. LGKK and inventory number stamped on receiver bevel.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II (flat) AI with sideways 2 (Inland)
Ejector type  
Extractor type II WI (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)
Extractor Plunger type  
Firing Pin type I I (second letter stamp missed firing pin)

Bolt has last 4 digits of serial number etched on top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type II Inland within house, stamped horizontal
Trigger type II Rock-Ola
Sear type III (M2) RIA (Rock Island Arsenal post WWII GI)
Hammer type III SG (Saginaw Gear of Saginaw, MI)
Safety type IV rotary double S encircled (post WWII GI replacement)
Magazine Catch type IIA LT-Q (Ludlow Typograph Co. of Chicago, IL for Quality Hardware)

Gendarmerie Post
9841 Winklern (town & zip)
Telephone Number
Spittal a.d. Drau Region - Carinthia
Inspector's name

Information and Photographs courtesy of Steve Hill