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Old 02-21-2021, 05:05 PM
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Default New to me M1 Carbine

I picked up a M1 Carbine at a gun show today. There were several available and the price ran from $1,000 to $2,400. I picked up the Saginaw for $1,400. I hope I didn't pay too much. I've been reading this section of the forum for a few months now and know the bare minimum to be dangerous. I passed on a Winchester for the same price. It had a W marked stock but it swallowed a M2 ball round to the case. This one leaves about a quarter of an inch sticking out. There was an Inland that the barrel didn't have any markings whatsoever for $1,000. That seemed strange so I passed on that one. The $2,400 one was made in "1946" and it didn't have the bayonet lug or adjustable sights. I forget the maker. I was under the impression that all of them were made during the war and after all of them were refurbished to have the new sights and barrel band. It could be authentic, but like I said, I know just enough to be dangerous.

I tried taking pictures of all of the markings I could see and included the family picture.

M1 Carbine https://imgur.com/gallery/v0BEKFE

What do you experts think?
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:00 PM
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Looks like a nice carbine, congratulations!
Is there any numbers or markings on the bottom of the trigger house in front of the guard? The #s 3551 in the sling cut out where the Trimble marking is reminds me of the way the Austrian return carbines were marked. Most were also marked on the metal by the tg too. I have a CMP carbine marked in both spots with the same numbers, but different numbers than yours. They denoted the location in Austria the carbine was issued to. Of course the stock could have been put on the rifle at any time or by a previous owner
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:16 PM
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Looks like a nice carbine, congratulations!
Is there any numbers or markings on the bottom of the trigger house in front of the guard? The #s 3551 in the sling cut out where the Trimble marking is reminds me of the way the Austrian return carbines were marked. Most were also marked on the metal by the tg too. I have a CMP carbine marked in both spots with the same numbers, but different numbers than yours. They denoted the location in Austria the carbine was issued to. Of course the stock could have been put on the rifle at any time or by a previous owner
I didn't see any numbers anywhere, but I didn't take anything apart once I got out of the stock. I tried to take pictures of any numbers/markings I could see.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:25 PM
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You'd see the numbers without disassembly. Here's mine for reference.
https://imgur.com/a/SAwuitU
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:45 PM
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Mine doesn't have any markings like that. Your's looks pretty nice too.
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:35 PM
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If there's no import markings on the barrel, it might be worth paying the $25 serial # research fee to the CMP to see if they show in their records it being sold by the DCM or the CMP. Documented provenance helps establish value
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:42 AM
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Fellow members.....it has been quite a while since I have posted, but here goes.....don't know if this is the right place, but I thought I would throw this question out there.
Am trying to sell a really nice Winchester Bavarian carbine marked "Bavaria Rural Police".
I have a prospective buyer but I am curious about putting a price on it. It has a type 1 Barrel band and a flip sight. Any thoughts on pricing it? Thanks much, Gurleyman
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:36 PM
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In todays world, Say $ 1,200 but for you I'll go $ 1,000.00, cash, today only.
$1K is more than a fair price. Add any ammo or more than one mag.
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:57 PM
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Fellow members.....it has been quite a while since I have posted, but here goes.....don't know if this is the right place, but I thought I would throw this question out there.
Am trying to sell a really nice Winchester Bavarian carbine marked "Bavaria Rural Police".
I have a prospective buyer but I am curious about putting a price on it. It has a type 1 Barrel band and a flip sight. Any thoughts on pricing it? Thanks much, Gurleyman
You will probably get more responses if you start a new thread
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:40 AM
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I thank you for the advice and the offer but I will do a bit more research on this one.
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