U.S. M1 Carbine
Underwood
Serial Number: 4024287

LandesGendarmerieKommando Tirol (LGK T)
Bavaria Forestry Police

Background

Returned to the U.S. Army by the government of Austria. Provided to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), by the U.S. Army. Purchased from CMP Winter 2009.

Barrel Group

Barrel type I Underwood 7-43
Front Sight type I U (Underwood)
Barrel Band/Swivel type I unmarked
Slide type II U (Underwood)

Slide has last 4 digits of serial number stamped in rail.

Stock Group

Stock type II P-U (Pederson Bros. of Wilton, CT for Underwood)
Handguard 2 rivet (no further details) S HB (Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, KY for Standard Products)
Buttplate   Underwood

Stock has last 4 digits of serial number stamped in the slingwell. Large DOT in circle on right side of stock, meaning not known.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Underwood
Rear Sight type III I.R. Co. 7160060 (International Register Company and Ordnance drawing number)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type unknown

Top of receiver to left of bolt marked Bavaria Forestry Police with markings partially removed.

Bolt Group

Bolt type III (round) U (Underwood)
Ejector type I  
Extractor type unknown
Extractor Plunger type  
Firing Pin type unknown

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type U (Underwood)
Trigger    
Sear type  
Hammer type W (Winchester)
Safety type IV rotary double S encircled (GI replacement sight)
Magazine Catch IIA WI (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)

Information and photos courtesy of Mississippi Mike