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U.S. M1 Carbine
Underwood
Serial Number: 2653056

Zoll, Austria
(Customs)

Background

Advertised for sale on Euroarms Jan-Apr 2007, possibly earlier. Euroarms lists the allotment of carbines they received from Zoll of Austria as early as 2002. This one was listed as one of the few remaining. The Zoll marked M1 carbines are the first seen with post WWII arsenal rebuild marks on the stock. Unlike the carbines used by the Gendarmerie, there are no visible numbers from the receiver serial number marked on various parts.

Barrel Group

Barrel type (markings not visible)
Front Sight type 2  
Barrel Band/Swivel type 3  
Gas Piston Nut    
Barrel Skirt    
Slide type  
Operating slide stop    

No close ups available for detailed markings.


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Stock Group

Stock M2 Pot Belly  
Handguard M2 4 rivet  
Buttplate    


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Stock is an M2 pot belly stock with the opening to the left of the receiver ring for the selector. Handguard is an M2 four rivet. Sling is standard issue Austrian for the M1 carbine, mfg by Stolla of Vienna.

Receiver Group

Receiver type Underwood
Rear Sight type 3  
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing type  
Recoil Plate type  


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Underwood receiver marked with B, indicating receiver was manufactured by Singer with probable barrel date of 11-43 or 12-43. Total production by Singer was approximately 25,000 receivers.

Bolt Group

Bolt type 1 or 2 (flat)  
Ejector type  
Extractor type  
Extractor Plunger type  
Firing Pin type  

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type 4  
Trigger type  
Sear type  
Hammer type  
Trigger Spring type  
Trigger Housing Pin type  
Safety type 4  
Magazine Catch type  


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Bottom of trigger housing forward of trigger guard is stamped ZW with 753 underneath the letters. The 753 is the inventory number assigned by the Austrians. Z for Zoll, W for Wache (Tariff Guard).

Information and photographs courtesy of Euroarms, 2007

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