U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 417504

Bavaria Border Police


Landes Gendarmerie Kommando Burgenland, Austria (LGK.B.)


Sold at an auction in Germany April 2008. This carbine has been modified to comply with prior law in West Germany that prevented owning a weapon of war. The carbine has been somewhat sporterized. It has been refinished in a high gloss blue, the stock has been sanded and refinished, the wings have been removed from the front sight.

Barrel Group

Barrel   unknown
Front Sight   modified
Barrel Band type I U on band (Inland)
Barrel Skirt    
Slide   unknown

No close up picture of the barrel and it's components could be obtained. The front sight has the wings removed, leaving only the sight blade. The slide does not have the digits of the rifle's serial number.

Stock Group

Stock type I unknown
Handguard type III unknown
Buttplate   unknown

Stock and handguard have been refinished. Highwood that covered slide has been removed (may have been at prior to use by Bavaria or Austria).

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Inland
Rear Sight type III PI (Packard Mfg Corp of Indianapolis, IN for Inland)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing    
Recoil Plate    

Receiver and all metal parts have been refinished to a high luster blue.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II  
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin    

No digits electropenciled into the top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing    
Trigger Spring    
Trigger Housing Pin    
Safety type IV SS encircled
Magazine Catch type III underlined M

Bottom of trigger housing has markings LGK.B. with the inventory number 0497. Information on trigger housing group was unavailable.