U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 6,274,xxx

Gendarmerie Command, Lower Austria (LGKNÖ)


Purchased from another M1 carbine collector in November 2006.

Barrel Group

Barrel type 2B Inland Mfg. Div. General Motors 10-44
Front Sight type 1 unmarked
Barrel Band type 3 J.M.O. band, EM-Q bayo lug
Barrel Skirt   short skirt
Slide type 5 PI (Packard Mfg Co. of Indianapolis for Inland)

INTRAC KNOX, TN import mark on the bottom of the barrel to the rear of front sight. Slide arm has last 4 digits of receiver serial number.

Stock Group

Stock type 4 I-A (M2 stock)
Handguard type 1  
Buttplate   IBM

Last 4 digits of the receiver serial number imprinted in slingwell of stock and underside of handguard.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Inland
Rear Sight type 2 HI (Hemphill Co. of Pawtucket, RI for Inland)
Recoil Plate type 2 .U. (Underwood)

Bolt Group

Bolt type 2 SG (Saginaw Gear)
Ejector type 3  
Extractor type 3 SG (Saginaw Gear)
Extractor Plunger type 2  
Firing Pin type 2 NI (National Cash Register Co. for Inland)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number electro-penciled into top of bolt.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type 4 .U. (Underwood)
Trigger type 2 SN (Silver Creek Precision Corp. for National Postal Meter)
Sear type 1 RI (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston for Inland)
Hammer type 3 NI (National Cash Register Co. for Inland)
Safety type 4 M inside horseshoe
Magazine Catch type 3 HI (H&R Machine Co. for Inland)

LGKNÖ 1585 on bottom of trigger housing identifies this carbine as having served with the Landes Gendarmerie Kommando NiederÖsterreich (Lower Austria). The 1585 is the inventory number used by the Gendarmerie. Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on rear T of trigger housing.

Additional Information

This entire Carbine has a very nice matching blue finish on all of the parts, that were not in the white. The stock has been sanded, shows signs of arsenal repairs, and finished with linseed oil.

Information and photographs courtesy of two separate sources. John Powell, also Premier Arms.

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