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Old 08-05-2022, 07:27 AM
Carl Bine Carl Bine is offline
 
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I will probably be able to acquire a High wood paratrooper. I have gone over everything, and everything checks out perfectly except for one thing, the hammer. (I've yet to pull the bolt apart, but the bolt itself is correct.)

This para has been in hiding for 50 years plus.

It is marked U (underwood) it’s the correct type, but according to War Baby, for that time period, they sent hammers to Inland. Probable? Possible?

Will try to post photos later tonight. For some reason my browser is not letting me.

Best.

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Old 08-05-2022, 08:38 AM
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At least tell us the first three or four numbers of the serial number and if it is a six digit serial number. Detailed pictures of the hammer would also help.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:59 AM
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Ser # 33081x. Barrel 3-43

Will try to post photos of hammer later.

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Old 08-05-2022, 09:33 AM
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Underwood did send type 2 dogleg hammers to Inland in early March 43. At least one original appearing and documented Inland in the first serial block has been reported with a type 2 Underwood hammer. If wear and patina matches the rest of the parts in this trigger housing, it is highly likely that is the original hammer. If someone was putting together a carbine from mixed parts, they would most likely have used an Inland dogleg hammer, which would have been much easier to find.
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:53 PM
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Underwood did send type 2 dogleg hammers to Inland in early March 43. At least one original appearing and documented Inland in the first serial block has been reported with a type 2 Underwood hammer. If wear and patina matches the rest of the parts in this trigger housing, it is highly likely that is the original hammer. If someone was putting together a carbine from mixed parts, they would most likely have used an Inland dogleg hammer, which would have been much easier to find.
Definitely agree.. I think this is one of those “leave it alone” situations. There have been many truly original carbines which have been “corrected,” when they should have been left as is. Sounds like a neat rifle!
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