U.S. M1 Carbine
Saginaw S.G.
Serial Number: 34773xx

Bavaria Forestry Police-S (Swabia)


This carbine was assigned to the Bavaria Forestry Police in the District of Swabia. Swabia was bordered on the west by the French occupation zone in Wuerttemberg, the south by the French occupation zone in Austria, and on the east, north, and northwest by other districts within the American occupation zone.

This carbine appears in the Centerfire Systems catalog dated 06/08/1995 and sold by January 1996 for $324.97. Centerfire Systems obtained their M1 carbines direct from INTRAC after INTRAC imported them from Austria.

Of interest is the bottom of the trigger housing has the numbers 0139 in the common size and type used by the Austrian Gendarmerie as an inventory number, but no letter initials identifying the carbine was used by the Gendarmerie. The trigger housing does not have the usual last 4 digits of the receiver serial number stamped on the rear at the top.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Saginaw SG Div. General Motors (undated)
Front Sight type I unmarked
Barrel Band type I unmarked
Barrel Skirt    
Slide type V PI (Packard Mfg. Co. of Indianapolis for Inland)
Slide Stop type II  

Slide has no digits. INTRAC import mark behind front sight on bottom of barrel.

Stock Group

Stock type II RSG (Rock-Ola Mfg. Co. for Saginaw)
Handguard type I RSG & IR-IP with Flaming Bomb (IR-IP R.W. Irwin Co. of Grand Rapids for Irwin Pedersen, RSG Rock-Ola Mfg. Co. for Saginaw Gear)

Slingwell of stock has last four digits of receiver serial number with 79F below them. Handguard has no 4 digits. Ordnance cannons and boxed SG on the right side of the stock.

Receiver Group

Receiver   Saginaw SG
Rear Sight type III unmarked
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type III PN (Parker Mfg. Co. of Worcester, MA for National Postal Meter)

Bavaria Forestry Police-S stamped into top of receiver to left of bolt.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II IO 2 (Inland)
Extractor type III WI (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, KY for Inland)
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin type III W (Winchester)

Last four digits of receiver serial number are not electropenciled into the top of the bolt.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type I Inland
Sear type I unmarked
Hammer type III SG (Saginaw Gear)
Trigger Housing Pin    
Safety type IV S circled
Magazine Catch type III CC/M (repair or rebuild mag catch)

Rear of trigger housing on T does not have typical last four digits of the receiver serial number. Bottom of trigger housing has the digits 0139.

From the Collection of Mario D. Rossetti