U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 4,616,xxx

Bavaria Rural Police
Gendarmerie Rural Police, Lower Austria


Purchased October 2006 on Auction Arms. No other history on it. In typically excellent condition, no sling/oiler with rifle.

Barrel Group

Barrel type 2 Rock-Ola, undated
Front Sight type 2 EU (Prestole Division of Detroit Harvester for Underwood)
Barrel Band/Swivel type 1A M-R (Maid-O-Mist Inc of Chicago for Rock-Ola)
Gas Piston Nut    
Barrel Skirt   short
Slide type 3 S'G' (Saginaw)
Operating slide stop    

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on slide. Ordnance ball L/H side rear of gas cylinder, "Rock-Ola" R/H side of gas cylinder, "P" proof on barrel, and "INTRAC Knox TN" import mark on bottom of barrel behind front sight.

Stock Group

Stock type 3 Trimble TN (Trimble Nurseryland Furniture for Underwood & NPM)
Handguard type 2 IO(Inland)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number in slingwell and inside handguard. NPM/FJA with cannons on right side of stock.

Receiver Group

Receiver type 2 Rock-Ola
Rear Sight type 3 I.R.CO. 7160060 (International Register Co.)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing    
Recoil Plate type 3 PR-B (Parker Mfg Co. for IBM)

Bavaria Rural Police milled into top of receiver to the left of the bolt.

Bolt Group

Bolt type 2 S'G' (Saginaw)
Ejector type 1  
Extractor type 3 I-S'G' (Electromatic Typewriters Inc., Div. of IBM, for Saginaw)
Extractor Plunger type 2  
Firing Pin type 1 S'G' (Saginaw)

Bolt has last 4 digits of receiver serial number electro-penciled on top.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type 3 S'G' (Saginaw)
Trigger   8590 on left side
Sear type 1 SW-S'G' (Star Watch Case Co. of Ludington, MI for Saginaw)
Hammer type 3 H.I. (Inland)
Trigger Spring    
Trigger Housing Pin type 2  
Safety type 4 SS encircled
Magazine Catch type 3 HI (Inland)
Magazine Catch Plunger    

Trigger guard has last 4 digits of serial number on rear "T", bottom of trigger housing forward of trigger guard is stamped LGKNÖ with 1421 underneath the letters. The 1421 is the inventory number assigned by the Austrians.

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