U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: x,xx5,769

Bavaria Municipal Police


Bought in September 2003 from a local gun store in Canada.

Barrel Group

Barrel type 1 I.B.M. Corp. (no date)
Front Sight type 2 PO-B (Prestole Division Detroit Harvester Co. for IBM)
Barrel Band type 3 D inside diamond
Barrel Skirt    
Slide type IV AOB & F (Auto Ordnance for IBM)

Barrel has P proofmark under the barrel band. Last 4 digits of receiver serial number stamped in right side of slide rail. Barrel band is parkerized.
No import mark (Canada).

Stock Group

Stock type 3 SC-B (Sprague & Carleton for IBM)
Handguard type 2 SC-B (Sprague & Carleton for IBM)
Buttplate   (IBM)

Stock has crossed cannon ordnance mark on right side of stock. Stock has the last 4 digits of the receiver serial number in the sling well, as does the handguard bottom side.

Receiver Group

Receiver type 2 I.B.M. Corp., AO (Auto Ordnance) below s/n
Rear Sight type 3 I.R.CO. 7160060 (International Register Co.)
Recoil Plate type 3 PR-B (Parker Mfg. Co. for IBM)

Receivers for I.B.M. were subcontracted out for manufacture by Auto Ordnance. Receiver milled "Bavaria Municipal Police".

Bolt Group

Bolt type 3 EM-B (Endicott Machine Co. for IBM)
Extractor type 3 IB (IBM)
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin   BE-B (IBM)

Bolt is round, has usual last 4 digits of receiver serial number lightly electro-penciled in top of bolt.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type 4 Q-TX (Triplex Corp. of America for Quality Hardware, used by IBM)
Trigger type 2 PD-B (Paradise Machine Co. for IBM)
Sear type 2 BI (IBM)
Hammer type 3 GM B (Gray Mfg Co. of Hartford, CT for IBM)
Hammer Spring type 2  
Trigger Housing Pin type  
Safety type 2 or 3  
Magazine Catch type 3 W (Winchester)

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