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Old 10-18-2011, 07:22 PM
abeal abeal is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,262

Tell us more about the carbine. Looks like a flip sight, type 1 band, and push button safety?
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:57 PM
sergeant major sergeant major is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Severn, Maryland
Posts: 280

I was given the rifle by a World War II vet that told me he brought it home with him after the war. He kept it in a foot locker and never fired it after the war. I showed him my first Garand; he smiled and said if I could get the foot locker down for him in his garage, he had something for me. He had no living children to pass the carbine onto and wanted me to take care of it for him. He had the rifle wrapped in an old burlap type of cloth. The rifle was in a USGI canvas bag made for the carbine and he had about a dozen magazines too. So thats how I came by this beauty. Here is what I have: Not sure but I think the rifle is original for the time period.
National Postal Meter - M1 Carbine
SN# 43087XX
Barrel: Buffalo-Arm
Dated: 12-43
Ordnance Bomb below the date
Front Sight: Type II SN
Rear sight: Flip type, marked S on one side and N-A on the other
Bolt: Type II (Flat) N14
Trigger Housing: Type II N9
Safety: Type II SN
Magazine Catch: IIA MN
Safety/Magazine Plunger: Type II
Operating Slide: Type III N15
Stock: Trimble
Cartouche on right side: NPM Crossed Cannons and boxed NPM/FJA
Barrel Band/Swivel: Type: IA, marked UI
Sling: OD Green mfg S.M.CO. Ends are C clip type
Oiler is marked IS
U.S. Army Retired 1990
Vietnam Vet, '66, '68, '70
Member: Garand Collectors Association
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:56 AM
slickshot223 slickshot223 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ohio--USA
Posts: 223
Wink Congrats!!!

S-M--nice collection and well deserved--you must be quite proud that the WWII vet thought enough of you to entrust such a treasure for safe keeping~~ My hat is off to you for your service to our country, keeping us all safe!!!
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Scrounger Scrounger is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 419

Thank you for your service, and sharing your collection.

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