U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 846,0xx

Austria Gendarmerie, Lower Austria


Purchased March 2007 from Simpsons Ltd of IL. In typical excellent condition, no sling/oiler with rifle.

Centerfire Systems of Versailles, KY listed this carbine for sale in their catalog dated 7/20/1995 for $324.97. The carbine does not appear in their next catalog dated 01/1996, meaning it was sold during that period of time. Centerfire Systems obtained this and other carbines direct from INTRAC. Centerfire's first catalog dated 6/8/1995 does not list this carbine, indicating it was received from INTRAC probably sometime in June or July of 1995.

Centerfire's inventory list description of the stock, barrel, barrel band, and trigger housing marking are consistent with the below configuration. Accompanied by the matching last 4 digits of the receiver serial number on the bolt, stock, handguard, trigger housing, and slide it appears this carbine has retained the same configuration as when it was used by the Austrians.

Barrel Group

Barrel type 2 Inland, 9-43
Front Sight type 1 N
Barrel Band/Swivel type 3 band marked JMQ, lug marked EM-Q (G.I., used as replacement)
Gas Piston Nut    
Barrel Skirt   short
Slide type SG (Saginaw Gear)
Operating slide stop    

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on slide. "INTRAC Knox TN" import mark roughly hand engraved on bottom of barrel behind front sight.

Stock Group

Stock type 3 OI (Overton for Inland)
Handguard type 2 OI(Overton for Inland)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number in slingwell and inside handguard.

Receiver Group

Receiver type 2 Inland (Saginaw Gear for Inland)
Rear Sight type 2 PI (Packard Mfg. Corp of Indianapolis for Inland)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing    
Recoil Plate type 3 PI

Receiver marked SG left side at front.

Bolt Group

Bolt type 2 OI (Inland)
Ejector type 1  
Extractor type 1 W-I (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, KY for Inland)
Extractor Plunger type 2  
Firing Pin type 2 W (Winchester)

Bolt has last 4 digits of receiver serial number electro-penciled on top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type 2 Rock-Ola
Trigger type 2 SN (National Postal Meter, IBM)
Sear type 1 .U. (Underwood)
Hammer type 2 H.I. (Inland)
Trigger Spring    
Trigger Housing Pin type 2  
Safety type 4  
Magazine Catch type 3 EI (Eaton Pond Co. of Springfield, MA for Inland)
Magazine Catch Plunger    

Trigger guard has last 4 digits of serial number on rear "T", bottom of trigger housing forward of trigger guard is stamped LGKNÖ with 1977 underneath the letters. The 1977 is the inventory number assigned by the Austrians.

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