U.S. M1 Carbine
Underwood
Serial Number: 2486524

LandesGendarmerieKommando Ober÷sterreich (LGK O÷)

Background

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.

This carbine has been buffed to a high polish, removing some of the GI markings. It has the number 9 stamped in the slingwell, handguard, slide, barrel band lug, barrel band spring, and bolt. The receiver has no Bavaria markings, and no evidence they were removed.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Underwood 8/4?
Front Sight type II U (Underwood)
Barrel Band/Swivel type III MMQ on band, EMQ on lug (post war GI replacement part)
Slide type III S (Standard Products)

Date on barrel has been buffed down making second digit of year illegible. Barrel band lug, barrel band spring, and slide have the number 9 stamped into them.

Stock Group

Stock type II Trimble TN (Trimble Nurseyland Furniture Company of Rochester, NY for National Postal Meter)
Handguard type II OI (S.E. Overton Company of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Buttplate   National Postal Meter

Number 9 stamped inside stock slingwell and under handguard.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Underwood W (Universal Winding Company of Cranston, RI for Underwood)
Rear Sight type III I.R. Co. 7160060 (International Register Company & GI drawing number)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III AU (Underwood)

Receiver has been buffed to a high gloss finish.

Bolt Group

Bolt flat S'G' (Saginaw Gear of Grand Rapids)
Ejector type II  
Extractor type II U (Underwood)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type I S'G' (Saginaw Gear of Grand Rapids)

Bolt has been buffed to a high gloss finish. The number 9 is stamped on top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type V SG (Saginaw Gear of Saginaw, MI)
Trigger    
Sear type I  
Hammer type III IN (unknown subcontractor for National Postal Meter)
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type IV HI (unk GI contractor for Inland)
Magazine Catch type IIA MN (Mattatuck Mfg Company of Waterbury, CT for National Postal Meter)