U.S. M1 Carbine
National Postal Meter
Serial Number: 1951065

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   Underwood 8/43
Front Sight type I obscured by blk paint
Barrel Band/Swivel type III MMQ on band, EMQ on lug (post war GI replacement part)
Slide type III W (Winchester)

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

Stock Group

Stock type III slingwell sanded
Handguard type II RMC (Rock-ola Music Corp.)
Buttplate   IBM

Full serial number stamped in slingwell and bottom of handguard. Stock slingwell sanded to the point the original GI manufacturer mark has been removed. Handguard sanded in the area of the serial number imprint.

Receiver Group

Receiver   National Postal Meter
Rear Sight type III I.R. Co. 7160060 (International Register Co. and Ordnance drawing number)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III W (Winchester)

Receiver has no non-GI markings

Bolt Group

Bolt flat N 11 (National Postal Meter)
Ejector type II  
Extractor type II WI (Wadsworth Watch Case Company of Dayton, KY for Inland)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type III SG (Saginaw Stearing Gear of Saginaw, MI)

Trigger Group

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