U.S. M1 Carbine
Winchester Repeating Arms
Serial Number: 5550016

LandesGendarmerieKommando Vorarlberg (LGKV)


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 2009.

Barrel Group

Barrel   W WP (undated)
Front Sight type I NN (Niedner Rifle Corp. of Dowagiac, MI for National Postal Meter)
Barrel Band/Swivel type III AMCO on band (GI replacement)
Barrel Skirt short  
Slide type V PI (Packard Mfg Corp of Indianapolis for Inland)

Barrel is undated.

Stock Group

Stock type II W (Winchester)
Handguard II SJ (Jamestown Lounge Company of Jamestown, NY for Standard Products)
Buttplate   S-S3 (Shelby Spring Hinge Co. of Shelby, OH for Standard Products)

W.R.A./G.H.D. with crossed Ordnance cannons on right side of buttstock. L2 stamped on right side of buttstock just forward of slingwell. Sticker with 240 on right side of stock matches number on bottom of trigger housing.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Winchester covered by rear sight
Rear Sight type II H (replacement sight mfg by Hemphill Co. of Pawtucket, RI)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type II W (Winchester)

Bevel on the top rear of receiver has been machined, possibly to remove prior markings.

Bolt Group

Bolt round EM-Q (Elgin Metal Novelty Co. of Elgin, IL for Quality Hardware)
Ejector early  
Extractor type II W (Winchester)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type III U (Underwood)

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type IV BE-B (unk subcontractor for IBM)
Trigger type II RI (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston, MA for Inland)
Sear type I LN (Lyman Gun Sight Corp. of Middlefield, CT for National Postal Meter)
Hammer type III HI (Hemphill Co. of Pawtucket, RI for Inland)
Safety type IV rotary M encircled by Horseshoe (GI replacement safety)
Magazine Catch type M2 unmarked

Information and photographs courtesy of Steve Hill