U.S. M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 2,484,xxx

Bavaria Forestry Police
(Lower Franconia)


This carbine is located in Europe.

Barrel Group

Barrel swaged gas piston housing Underwood, 3/44
Front Sight type II EU (Prestole Div. of Detroit Harvestor for Underwood))
Barrel Band type I (swivel missing) no markings on band
Slide type IV U (Underwood)

Slide does not have any digits of receiver serial number.

Stock Group

Stock type III P-U (Pederson Brothers of wilton, CT for Underwood)
Handguard type II W (Winchester)
Buttplate   Underwood

Stock and handguard do not have numbers from receiver serial number. Stock handgrip has been modified (see pic).

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Underwood w/ W inside Ordnance Bomb on bevel (Universal Winding Company of Cranston, RI for Underwood)
Rear Sight type III I.R. CO. (International Register Co., GI replacement sight)
Recoil Plate type III U (Underwood)

DE, German Nitro Proof, Beschussamt Köln, B=1 A=0 meaning 2010

Bolt Group

Bolt type III U (Underwood)
Extractor type (not type I)  
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin type III  

No numbers engraved in top of bolt. Bolt has German Nitro Proof.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type IV U (Underwood)
Hammer type III U (Underwood)
Safety type II unknown if unmarked
Magazine Catch type IIA AU (unknown subcontractor for Underwood)

No numbers on rear of trigger housing.

Information and photographs courtesy of Benito Vieweg

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