U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 397241
LandesGendarmerieKommando NiederÖsterreich (LGKNÖ)


Purchased by the owner from Centerfire Systems about August 1995.

The trigger guard stamped LGKNÖ identifies this rifle as having been in the inventory of the Gendarmerie Rural Police, Lower Austria, Austria.

Barrel Group

Barrel type II Inland 4-43
Front Sight type I  
Barrel Band/Swivel type III  
Gas Piston Nut    
Barrel Skirt    
Operating slide stop    

Bottom of barrel behind front sight is stamped with the importer marking "INTRAC KNOX, TN". Slide has last 4 numbers of serial number stamped on the outer side of the rail.

Stock Group

Stock type V unmarked
Handguard type III  

M2 pot belly stock. Sling well and underside of handguard have last 4 digits of receiver serial number.

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Inland
Rear Sight type II  
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate    

Bolt Group

Bolt type III  
Ejector type  
Extractor type  
Extractor Plunger type  
Firing Pin type  

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

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type V  
Trigger type  
Sear type  
Hammer type  
Trigger Spring type  
Trigger Housing Pin type 2  
Safety type IV M inside horseshoe
Magazine Catch type IV  
Magazine Catch Plunger type  

Trigger guard has last 4 digits of serial number on rear "T". Bottom of trigger housing forward of trigger guard is stamped LGKNÖ with 0480 underneath the letters. The 0480 would be the inventory number assigned by the Austrians.

Information & photographs courtesy of Doug Barker.

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