U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 1435378

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. Examined at CMP, prior to the armorers.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Underwood 5/43
Front Sight type II EU (Prestole Div. of Detroit Harvester for Underwood)
Barrel Band/Swivel type III A.I. on band, lug unmarked (Inland)
Slide type III DAQ (A. Dalkin & Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)

Stock Group

Stock type III S-HB (Hillerich & Bradsby Company of Louisville, KY for Standard Products)
Handguard type II PU (Pedersen Bros. Company of Wilton, CT for Underwood)
Buttplate   Underwood

Inventory number 0256 that is indicated on bottom of trigger housing, is also stamped in the slingwell. It also appears on a sticker attached to the buttplate. U.S. Ordnance crossed cannons on right side of stock. AAU stamped in left side of stock is indicative of a U.S. Ordnance rebuild inspection mark by the U.S. Ordnance Augusta Arsenal. Paper taped to bottom of hand grip indicates the letters STA (unknown meaning).

Receiver Group

Receiver   Underwood
Rear Sight type II H in shield (Hemphill Company of Pawtucket, RI)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III RO-Q (H.B. Rouse & Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)

Bolt Group

Bolt round U (Underwood)
Ejector type II  
Extractor type II unmarked
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type III U (Underwood)

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type V S (Standard Products)
Sear type II  
Hammer type III B/R encircled (Jasper Blackburn Company of St. Louis for Rock-Ola)
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type IV N encircled, stamped over SS (unk GI contractor)
Magazine Catch type III WA above the M (unk GI contractor)