This carbine was first used by the the Bavaria Rural Police aka Landpolizei. In 1955 it was one of 900 carbines sold by Bavaria to the Württemberg-Baden Landespolizei. It bears the marks of this agency on the trigger guard. The Landespolizei and Rural Police carried out many of the same duties in their respective states. They could be considered sister agencies.
|Inland Div. General Motors 1-44
BI on bottom of barrel, forward of gas piston (Brown-Lipe-Chapin Division of General Motors for Inland)
|UI on band, swivel unmarked (Union Hardware for National Postal Meter)
|N 15 (National Postal Meter)
P proof mark on top of barrel forward of barrel band. Slide has last 4 digits of receiver serial number.
|S-S3 (Shelby Spring Hinge Co. of Shelby, OH for Standard Products)
Stock slingwell and underside of handguard have last 4 digits or receiver serial number stamped in them. Bottom of handgrip has LP of the Landespolizei. Stock has cracks lateral along the length of the stock, parallel with the receiver.
|I.R. Co. 7160060 (International Register Co. for Inland)
Bavaria Rural Police on top of the receiver to the left of the bolt.
|AOB on right lug (Auto Ordnance for IBM)
|Q-TX (used by Quality Hardware & IBM)
|SW (White Sewing Machine Co. for Standard Products)
Information and photographs courtesy of Robbie Peters
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