U.S. M1 Carbine
I.B.M. Corp.
Serial Number: 3,705,036

Bavaria Rural Police
LandesGendarmerieKommando NiederÖsterreich (LGKNÖ)


This carbine appears in a partial inventory list compiled at Tennessee Guns by a Carbine Club member in 1995. INTRAC sold only to Centerfire Systems in Versailles, KY and Tennessee Guns. Tennessee Guns sold retail, and wholesale to other gun dealers.

Barrel Group

Barrel type II I.B.M. Corp 10-43
Front Sight type 1 N
Barrel Band type 1A KV-B on swivel (Knapp & Vogt Mfg. Co. for IBM)
Barrel Skirt    
Slide type IV N9 (National Postal Meter)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on slide arm. INTRAC KNOX TN importer marking on bottom of barrel behind front sight.

Stock Group

Stock non-GI unmarked
Handguard non-GI unmarked

Handguard and slingwell of stock have last 4 digits of receiver serial number. Stock is highwood w/ oval cut, of non-GI manufacture. Stock has been finished with a verathane type.

Receiver Group

Receiver type II I.B.M. Corp.
Rear Sight type III I.R. Co. 7160060(International Register Company)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type  

Bavaria Rural Police on top of receiver to left of bolt.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II A ?
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin    

Last four digits of receiver serial number electropenciled into the top of the bolt. Mfg mark on bolt clearly shows the letter A inverted below the left lug. There should be one or two more letters but they are not identifiable from the photographs.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type IV BE-B (IBM)
Trigger type II PD B (Paradise Machine Co. of West New York, NJ for IBM)
Sear type I SG-B (Sargent & Greenleaf Co. of Rochester, NY for IBM
Hammer type III AM-B (Art Metal works of Newark, NJ for IBM)
Hammer Spring type II  
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type IV  
Magazine Catch type III  

Bottom of trigger housing has markings LGKNÖ (Gendarmerie Lower Austria) with the inventory number 1373. Rear of trigger housing on T has last four digits of the receiver serial number.


The sling is made of leather by an Austrian manufacturer. The inside oif the sling is stamped in ink with the letters LGKNÖ, the intials for the Gendarmerie of Lower Austria.

Information and photographs courtesy of Ronald Auck.

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