U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 872285

Bavaria Rural Police


This carbine is an excellent example of a carbine modified by the Bavaria police for their use in regular duties.

Barrel Group

Barrel type II-B Inland Div. General Motors 9-43, W.I. on front of gas piston housing, BI on barrel bottom flat
Gas Piston   unmarked
Front Sight type I N (Inland) 69 in circle on outside of left wing
Barrel Band type IA unmarked (weld marks indicate Inland)
Barrel Skirt long  
Slide type IV PI (Packard Manufacturing Co. of Indianapolis for Inland)

Bottom of barrel flat

Front of gas piston housing

circled 69

Number 69 stamped in circle on left side of front sight. Believed to have been a unit designation within the Bavaria Rural Police. Last 4 digits of serial number on slide arm.

Stock Group

Stock non GI LP in script on rear
Handguard type III SA (Springfield Armory post WWII)
Buttplate   (late Inland)

Stock made from Northern European Beech Wood

LP = Landespolizei (Rural Police)

Numbers in stock slingwell do not match the carbine's serial number. The stock was manufactured in Europe for use by the German police in the American Occupation Zone. The handguard is absent the typical last 3 or 4 numbers of the receiver serial number and appears to be a replacement.

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Inland Div.
Rear Sight   none, dovetail filled in
Recoil Plate type II DI (Dayton Mold Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)

BAVARIA RURAL POLICE removed by police armory on orders of Bavarian government

Note SG at front, identifying this receiver as having been made for Inland by Saginaw Stearin Gear of Saginaw, MI for Inland.

A small percentage of the carbines used by Bavaria's Rural Police and Border Police have the rear sight dovetail
filled in and the rear sight replaced with the more familiar notched rear sight forward of the bolt.

Rear sight is silver soldered to the receiver.

Note the last 4 digits of the receiver serial number stamped on the slide.

The wide recoil plate lug on the rear of the receiver was used on receivers manufactured by Saginaw Steering Gear of Saginaw, MI.
Saginaw was subcontracted to make receivers for Inland in this serial number range.

Bolt Group

Bolt type II A.I. (Autotyre for Inland)
Ejector type I  
Extractor type III W.I. (Wadsworth Watch Case Co. of Dayton, KY for Inland)
Extractor Plunger type II  
Firing Pin type I NI (National Cash Register Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)

Bolt has last 4 digits of receiver serial number engraved into the top over the same numbers that had been previously stamped in the bolt.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type III Inland
Trigger type II R.I. (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston, MA for Inland)
Sear type I R.I. (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston, MA for Inland)
Hammer type III HI (Hemphill Co. of Pawtucket, RI for Inland)
Safety type III EPB (Eaton Pond Co. of Springfield, MA for IBM)
Magazine Catch type II-A E.I. (Eaton Pond Co. of Springfield, MA for Inland)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on rear of trigger housing.

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number stamped on trigger.

Subcontractor stamped EPB inside push safety area that engages the trigger.

Trigger and rear of trigger housing at top have last 4 digits of receiver serial number.

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