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U.S. M1 Carbine
Quality Hardware
Serial Number: 1937451

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 type 3  
Handguard type 2  
Buttplate    


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Sling is standard issue Austrian for the M1 carbine, mfg by Stolla of Vienna.

Receiver Group

Receiver type Quality Hardware
Rear Sight type 2  
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing type  
Recoil Plate type  


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Bolt Group

Bolt type 3 (round)  
Ejector type  
Extractor type  
Extractor Plunger type  
Firing Pin type  

Trigger Group

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


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Bottom of trigger housing forward of trigger guard is stamped ZW with 1039 underneath the letters. The 1039 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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