The overhaul process consisted of inspecting the guns, disassembly, performing necessary repairs including refinishing when required and replacement of worn, broken or superseded parts. Both Bavaria and Austria commonly placed the last four digits of the serial number on the back side of the trigger housing near the top. That is a big no no, causing a great loss of value. Tommy Guns were too expensive, that explaining why they were not handed to the troops in large amounts. Very sharp bore and in clean condition. That's how the package their Mausers and Nagant snipers, etc.
Regulations called for the identifying initials of the rebuilding entity to the stamped on the stock typically the left side after overhaul. The weapon was repeatedly tested by the U. In-depth understanding of each individual market is our strength — along with our ability to provide worldwide distribution via the Web. If there are no markings on the wood such as a pair of crossed cannons, it is obvious it has been sanded. We will also break down takedowns.
It took over a year and a half to decide on this example. Therefore, as long as an Inland carbine is in the general serial number ranges already mentioned and has features consistent with the vintage of the stock, it is not possible to ascertain if an Inland action was originally mated with a M1A1 stock at the factory. Our Terms of Sale This firearm is sold as a curio and relic or an item of historical interest unless specified. Such a weapon was praised by everyone… or nearly so. Buyer is responsible for any theft or unauthorized use of the firearm purchased from Kaiser Ordinance Inc.
Some restorers go so f ar as to sand off—or otherwise remove—the arsenal-rebuild stamps on overhauled stocks. Chronologically a number of prefixes were used concurrent to one another. This Term of Sale also applies to a modern firearm that Kaiser Ordinance may sell. After overhaul, there was no effort made to replace the original barreled action in a refurbished M1A1 stock. Look at the picture on 122 of the same book and Use a magnifying glass and you will clearly see a period behind U. In Japan the M1 was manufactured by Howa Machineries in order to be used by the Police and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.
The top of the bolt also does not have these same customary markings of Bavaria and Austria, indicating it is also probably a replacement bolt. Buyer Tip: If you're the High Bidder in an auction when it closes, don't assume you're the final High Bidder. Word of his skills and accomplishments got to the right people, and in 1929 the governor of North Carolina eased his prison sentence. Corporation Underwood, Elliott, Fisher Rock-Ola Mfg. Over 150,000 models of this version were produced during the war. The prefix was used to indicate a variety of things about the particular series shown with each chart below. There were two separate production runs of M1A1 Carbines.
It sounds like something Mitchell would do. The carbine was sold at auction online in January 2008. It's in excellent condition and I think I got a good price on it. Terms of Sale Kaiser ordinance is doing business as Harry Viezens Fine Guns and Harry Viezens Fine Guns and Appraisals. In fact, its performance scores close to that of a. .
Centerfire Systems maintained an inventory list and this carbine is not on it, indicating it was likely sold to Tennessee Guns who, in turn, sold it wholesale or retail in the U. The M3 was equipped with a T3-type optics attachment with infrared night vision image converter, the so-called Snooperscope. Hello, I recently got a Winchester-made M1 carbine. That way there was a contiguous series of unique serial numbers that went across company bounds. It was probably a sign of the changing times and of fast-paced modernization, but the American military carefully looked into complaints over the constant jams experienced by the M1. M1A1 serial numbers were intermixed with standard M1 Carbines made by Inland during these periods. Other Winchester engineers did the rest of the work.
As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. I'm pretty happy with the purchase because this carbine is in amazingly great condition. Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough. Collecting and analyzing the serial numbers and their markings has been an ongoing process for many years. If you have any questions concerning shipping or payments feel free to give us a call, I will be glad to help you out! It did not fall in to any of the fields specified. The terms to be worked out on an individual basis per customer.
Any help would be most appreciated and I would be wiling to Pm a serial number if someone could tell me the date it was stamped. The performance also varied greatly depending on the surrounding environment, the worst conditions being those in the jungle of the Philippines or in the cold Korean mountains. This Carbine's serial number is 1256156. I would appreciate knowing the date of manufacture. Reproduction M1A1 buttplates are usually unmarked although some fakes may be noted with a stamped not cast number. Does it have original features such as a flip rear sight, a flat bolt, a push button safety, and a plain front barrel band without a bayonet attachment? Army Ordnance Department, the carbine was a lightweight roughly 5½ lbs. Buyer Tip: Seller assumes all responsibility for listing this item.