U.S. M1 Carbine
Inland Division of General Motors Corp.
Serial Number: 5241428

Landes Gendarmerie Kommando - Tirol


This carbine was supplied direct to Austria by the U.S. Military Assistance Program. Included amongst the carbines provided by MAP were the carbines left behind by departing U.S. Forces at the end of the Occupation of Austria. This carbine was issued to the Gendarmerie in Tirol and has none of the digits from the serial number on any of the parts. The only thing identifying the carbine as having been used by Austria are the Gendarmerie markings on the bottom of the trigger housing.

Returned to the U.S. Army by Austria. Purchased from CMP.

Barrel Group

Barrel type II-B Inland 4-44
Gas Piston Housing   I.I. (Inland)
Gas Piston   W.I. (unknown subcontractor for Inland)
Front Sight type I unmarked (early mfg)
Barrel Band type III SI (American Radiator Standard Sanitary Corp. for Inland)
Barrel Skirt short  
Slide type III AOB (Auto Ordnance of Bridgeport, CT for IBM)

"Inland hieroglyphics": markings of various inspectors within Inland

Stock Group

Stock type II OI (S.E. Overton of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Handguard type III OI (S.E. Overton of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Buttplate   S-S3 (Shelby Spring Hinge Co. of Shelby, OH for Standard Products)

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Inland
Rear Sight type III I.R. Co. 7160060 (International Register Co. of Chicago, IL for Inland)
Recoil Plate type III DI (Dayton Mold Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)

Bolt Group

Bolt type II A.I. 2 (Autotyre for Inland)
Ejector type III  
Extractor type III W.I. (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, KY for Inland)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type III I-I (unknown subcontractor for Inland)

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type III W (Winchester)
Trigger type II W (Winchester)
Sear type III RIA (Rock Island Arsenal M2 sear)
Hammer type III SW (White Sewing Machine Co. of Cleveland, OH for Standard Products)
Safety type IV M in horseshoe (replacement rotary safety)
Magazine Catch type IV unmarked M2

Landes Gendarmerie Kommando Tirol, inventory number 0786

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