This carbine has no markings on the carbine itself that would indicate use by the Austrian Bundesheer. Attached to the carbine is a hang tag issued by the Austrian Ministry of Defense (see below). This is what identifies the carbine as having been used by the Bundesheer.
The carbine has a non-GI barrel that is consistent with those manufactured by Erma Werke of Dachau, West Germany.
|Front Sight||type I||markings covered|
|Barrel Band/Swivel||type III||J.M.Q on band, lug unmarked (GI post WWII replacement)|
|Gas Piston Nut|
|Slide||M2||D-7161843-7 over HSA (unknown post WWII GI subcontractor)|
|Operating slide stop||late|
Barrel is unmarked, appears to have been manufactured by Erma Werke of Dachau, West Germany. Front sight blade has been filed down, top of front sight, around blade, has been covered with black latex type paint.
|Stock||type III||OI (Inland)|
|Buttplate||National Postal Meter|
Round stickers on right side of buttstock and forend of stock indicate the number 23. This appears to be the equivalent of a rack number (storage rack visible inventory number). Bottom of stock behind trigger housing has what appears to be the number 80 or 60. Stock and handguard do not have any part of the serial number on them. Handguard has two brass rivets.
Bottom of stock between trigger housing and recoil plate estuncheon (nut)
|Receiver||National Postal Meter|
|Rear Sight||type III||I.R. Co. (International Register Company)|
|Operating Spring Tunnel Housing||attached|
|Recoil Plate||type III||PI (unk subcontractor for Inland)|
|Extractor||type II||W (Winchester)|
|Extractor Plunger||type II|
|Firing Pin||type III||R.I. (Reece Button Hole Machine Company of Boston, MA for Inland)|
|Trigger Housing||type V||SG (Saginaw Gear of Saginaw, MI)|
|Sear||type I||GE-Q (Gerrard Company of Chicago for Quality Hardware)|
|Hammer||type III||HI (Hemphill Company of Pawtucket, RI for Inland)|
|Trigger Housing Pin||type II|
|Safety||type IV||J.A.O. (J.A. Otterbein Company)|
|Magazine Catch||type III||HI (Hemphill Company of Pawtucket, RI for Inland)|
The below hang tag was attached to the trigger housing. It appears to be a transfer document for an M1 carbine (K-M1) with one magazine.
|TN - Einheit [Unit] (Abgeber/Empfänger) [Giver/Receiver]|
|Kurzbezeichnung [Abbreviation]||Kennziffer [Index] (Teil - Nr.) [Part #]|
|Beleg - Nr [Proof #]||RegNr. EDV: [Registration #]|
|DC||Geräteart: [Device Type]||GG/Z||Masseinheit [Unit]||Menge: [Quantity]|
|Kennziffer der Anforderung [Index Requirement]||Phrase - Code:|
|Kennziffer [Index] 7530-0-100-0204 Kurzbenennung [Short Designation] AnhK/AusgAnw|