U.S. M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 1217920

LandesGendarmerieKommando OberÖsterreich (Upper Austria)

Bavaria Forestry Police-O (Upper Bavaria)


This Carbine was returned to the U.S. Army by the government of Austria. It was then transferred by the U.S. Army to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Purchased from CMP November 2009.

Barrel Group

Barrel type I undated, Winchester proof mark
Front Sight type I unmarked
Barrel Band/Swivel type IA unmarked
Slide type III W (Winchester)

Stock Group

Stock type II highwood W (Winchester), w/Ordnance Cannons and WRA over GHD (no box) on right
Handguard type I W (Winchester)
Buttplate   early Winchester

Last four digits of serial number stamped in slingwell.

Receiver Group

Receiver type IC Winchester
Rear Sight type I S on left, right & leaf unmarked
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing type II unmarked
Recoil Plate type III W (Winchester)

Bavaria Forestry Police-O (Upper Bavaria) on top of receiver to left of bolt.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II flat W (Winchester)
Ejector type  
Extractor type III W (Winchester)
Extractor Plunger type  
Firing Pin type I W (Winchester)

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type III lightly struck W (Winchester)
Trigger type II W (Winchester)
Sear type II RI (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston, MA for Inland)
Hammer type III WA (post WWII)
Safety type IV double S encircled (GI replacement safety)
Magazine Catch type IIA AU (unknown subcontractor for Underwood)