U.S. M1 Carbine
National Postal Meter
Serial Number: 4330112

LandesGendarmerieKommando Vorarlberg (LGKV)

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.

Barrel Group

Barrel   W undated (Winchester)
Front Sight type I U (Underwood)
Barrel Band/Swivel type III triangle on band (post war GI replacement part)
Slide type III PI (Packard Mfg Corp of Indianapolis for Inland)

Front sight post has been filed down. Top of front sight has been painted black.

Stock Group

Stock type IV W (Winchester)
Handguard type II RSG (Rock-ola Mfg Company for Saginaw of Saginaw, MI)
Buttplate   Early Winchester

Full serial number stamped in slingwell. No number in bottom of handguard. White sticker on right side of buttstock has Vorarlberg inventory number (see trigger housing).

Receiver Group

Receiver   National Postal Meter U (Union Switch & Signal Company of Swissvale, PA for National Postal Meter)
Rear Sight type III J.A.O. 7160060 (J.A. Otterbein Company and Ordnance drawing number)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III RO-Q (H.B. Rouse & Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)

Receiver has no non-GI markings

Bolt Group

Bolt round U (Underwood)
Ejector type II  
Extractor type II unmarked GI
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type III U (Underwood)

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type V Inland
Trigger    
Sear type I GE-Q (Gerrard Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)
Hammer type III WM (possibly Walkill Machine Company of Hartford, CT)
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type IV W in horseshoe (post WWII GI subcontractor)
Magazine Catch type III WA adjacent M (unknown GI subcontractor)