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Ping
11-21-2011, 08:28 PM
I was wondering what any knowledgeable folk might think about this IBM safety

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/Buckacre/IBM%20Bavarian/th_IBM_EPBsafety.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/Buckacre/IBM%20Bavarian/?action=view&current=IBM_EPBsafety.jpg)

Thanks in advance

J.R.2009
11-22-2011, 06:20 AM
Hey ping. From what little I can make out, with the crazy tiny pic, I'd say it MIGHT be legit. Blew it up but was too pixelated to get any detail.

Wish you guys would post regular sized pics for these old eyes.
142px X 160px on this 17" lap top screen just won't do it for me.

gunny
11-22-2011, 06:49 AM
Maybe a couple of pics out of the weapon and a couple of different angles.

Ping
11-22-2011, 07:22 AM
Hey ping. From what little I can make out, with the crazy tiny pic, I'd say it MIGHT be legit. Blew it up but was too pixelated to get any detail.

Wish you guys would post regular sized pics for these old eyes.
142px X 160px on this 17" lap top screen just won't do it for me.

Sorry for the confusion about the pic. Clicking on it will open it up into a bigger pic, then one more click will blow it up to it's native resolution of 712x800 pixels.

My concern about the safety was the alignment of the EP B stamping.

J.R.2009
11-22-2011, 07:52 AM
No problem, ping. I tried clicking on the pic several times and got nothing. Maybe my system.

What I can see is the space between the first two letters and the third, is that what you are talking about ? I think they look OK, at least to me.
I'm not the resident pro on these questions, though.

Ping
11-22-2011, 10:50 AM
My concern about the safety isn't the spacing of the letters, but their orientation. I was thinking they should be perpendicular to the receiver but it appears that I'm wrong. Although I can't find any IBM carbine pix in my files that show this, I do have a pic of an NPM (one that the forum had agreed was genuine) the SN marking is at about a 45 angle to the receiver.
The rest of the safety looks to have normal wear for it's type and the condition of the rest of the carbine.
I often wish that videos had been made of some of the carbine & its parts manufacturing process. It would be interesting to see how the safeties were held when stamped as well as how other small parts, especially the extractor plunger were made. They're so small it's hard to picture the machinery that shaped them and cut the tiny angles, etc. at high speeds.

Milsurp Collector
11-28-2011, 12:47 AM
Here's my only one that is marked on the outside.

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/M1%20Carbines/DSC04076.jpg

Ping
11-28-2011, 03:01 PM
Thanks for all the response, folks. I was thinking that the EP B safeties were all aligned like the one on the IBM in the pix at this link:

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=59690

but it appears as though they can be in any orientation.

gap
11-30-2011, 02:55 PM
Ping, IMHO it looks like a good safety.