U.S. M1 Carbine
Underwood
Serial Number: 4072254

LandesGendarmerieKommando Steiermark (LGK ST)

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.

Other than the markings on the bottom of the trigger housing, there is nothing to identify this carbine as having served with the Austrian Gendarmerie.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Underwood 12/43
Front Sight type I N (Niedner Rifle Corp. of Dowagiac, MI for Inland, also used by other mfg's)
Barrel Band/Swivel type III MMQ on band, EMQ on lug (post war GI replacement part)
Slide type II N9 (National Postal Meter)

Stock Group

Stock type II S-HB (Hillerich & Bradsby Company of Louisville, KY for Standard Products)
Handguard type II OI (S.E. Overton Company of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Buttplate    

No numbers from serial number anywhere on stock or handguard.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Underwood
Rear Sight type III PI (Packard Mfg Corp. for Inland)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III AU (Underwood)

Receiver has no non-GI markings

Bolt Group

Bolt round IO with sideways 1 (Inland)
Ejector type II  
Extractor type II WI (Wadsworth Watch Case Company of Dayton, KY for Inland)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type III I-I (International Silver Company of Meriden, CT for Inland)

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type IV U (Underwood)
Trigger    
Sear type I  
Hammer type III WU (Universal Winding Company of Cranston, RI for Underwood)
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type IV W in horseshoe (post WWII GI subcontractor)
Magazine Catch M2 unmarked