U.S. M1 Carbine
Standard Products
Serial Number: 2,167,xxx

Bavaria Forestry Police-U (Lower Franconia)
&
Gendarmerie Rural Police, Lower Austria

Background

Purchased this Standard Products from a gentleman in Texas November 2006. He'd had it in his safe for "a number of years", and had not fired it.

Barrel Group

Barrel type 1 Underwood, 1-44 with "P" proof
Front Sight type 1 unmarked
Barrel Band/Swivel type 1A unmarked
Barrel Skirt   long
Slide type 4 circled S inside bottom (Standard Products)
Operating slide stop    

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on slide. Front sight appears to had the letter S on top and ground off. INTRAC import mark on bottom of barrel behind front sight.

Stock Group

Stock type 3 S-HB (Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, KY for Standard Products)
Handguard type 2 S-HB (Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, KY for Standard Products)
Buttplate   S-S3 (Shelby Spring Hinge of Shelby, OH for Standard Products)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number in slingwell and inside handguard. Crossed cannons on R/H side of stock.

Receiver Group

Receiver type 2 STD. PRO.
Rear Sight type 2 H inside shield
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing    
Recoil Plate type 3 Standard Products

Bavaria Foresty Police-U milled into top of receiver to the left of the bolt. Although the receiver is milled in English, the -U was added afterwards and stands for the Bavaria District of Unterfranken, meaning the Bavaria Forestry Police in Lower Franconia.

Bolt Group

Bolt type 2 39S or S63 (Standard Products)
Ejector type 2  
Extractor type 3 SW (White Sewing Machine Co. of Cleveland, Ohio for Standard Products)
Extractor Plunger type 2  
Firing Pin type 3 SDP (Standard Products)

Bolt is stamped on right hand lug 39S, or if inverted, S63. Blued bolt has last 4 digits of receiver serial number electro-penciled on top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type 4 BE-B (IBM for Standard Products)
Trigger type 2 LT-Q (Ludlow Typographic Co. for Quality Hardware)
Sear type 2 SW (White Sewing Machine Co. for Standard Products)
Hammer type 3 SW (White Sewing Machine Co. for Standard Products)
Trigger Housing Pin type 2  
Safety type 4 circle containg SS
Magazine Catch type 2A EP-B (Eaton Pond Co. of Springfield, MA for IBM)

Trigger guard has last 4 digits of serial number on rear "T", bottom of trigger housing forward of trigger guard is stamped LGKNÖ with 0663 underneath the letters. The 0663 is the inventory number assigned by the Austrians.

Additional Information

This carbine came (as received by the seller) with an unmarked leather sling and unmarked, blued oiler. Sling well had been slightly routed out to accept the thickness of this sling. As usual, this one is in excellent shape, and has been well maintained.

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