U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 63107xx

Bavaria Rural Police
LandesGendarmerieKommando NiederÖsterreich (LGKNÖ)


Listed for sale by Centerfire Systems in their inventory of 7/20/1995 from INTRAC, and again in their 96-01 catalog.
Note: all marking that appear white have been given contrast for the photographs using white chalk.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Inland Mfg. Div. General Motors 9-44
Gas Piston   W.I. (Inland)
Front Sight type 1 N
Barrel Band type II swivel unmarked, KI on band (Inland)
Barrel Skirt   short
Slide type IV PI (Packard Mfg. Co. of Indianapolis for Inland)
Slide Stop type I  

P proofmark on top of barrel. Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on slide arm. INTRAC import mark on bottom of barrel behind front sight.

Stock Group

Stock type III IO (Overton for Inland)
Handguard type II Q-RMC (Rock-Ola for Quality Hardware)
Buttplate   square pattern

Handguard and slingwell of stock do not have last 4 digits of receiver serial number. Right side of stock has ordnance crossed cannons. Centerfire Systems catalog 7/20/1995 lists the stock as a highwood HI (Inland), 96-01 as a "J stock". It would appear the highwood stock the carbine returned from Austria with was swapped out for the "J stock" while the carbine was still for sale at Centerfire Systems.

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Inland Div.
Rear Sight type 3 I.R. Co. 7160060 (International Register Company & part #)
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing integral  
Recoil Plate type II D.I. (Dayton Mold Co. for Inland)

The original Bavaria agency marking was ground off and covered with a black paint like substance. The Bavaria Rural Police marking was stamped a letter at a time into top of receiver to left of bolt, over the previously removed marking. Who removed the agency markings were private gun brokers who owned the carbines after they were used by Germany. This carbine was sold to Austria and Austria did not alter any prior German markings, or a lack thereof. This carbine was likely restamped by a gun broker prior to its sale to Austria.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II A.I. left lug (Inland)
Ejector type I  
Extractor type III WI (Inland)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type I NI (National Cash Register Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)

Last four digits of receiver serial number electropenciled into the top of the bolt.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type II N (National Postal Meter)
Trigger type II .U. (Underwood)
Sear type II RI (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston for Inland)
Hammer type III LT-Q (Ludlow Typograph Co. of Chicago for Quality Hardware)
Hammer Spring type II  
Trigger Housing Pin type II  
Safety type 4 J.A.O. (J.A. Otterbein)
Magazine Catch type IV-A HI (H&R Machine Co. for Inland)

Bottom of trigger housing has markings LGKNÖ with the inventory number 0172. Rear of trigger housing on T are last four digits of the receiver serial number.

Additional Information

The barrel, receiver, barrel band, front sight have been treated with hot black oxide.

Information and photographs courtesy of Morris Tuck

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