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Old 09-24-2019, 11:29 AM
mpdphil mpdphil is online now
 
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Default Did I get a deal? **UPDATE 10-1 Carbine received**

I just won this auction on gunbroker:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/832839607
I’m surprised I got it for the opening bid considering ratty Blue Sky imports are actually selling for $700+ on the same auction site. I’m not a carbine guru, is there something I’m missing on this? I know there’s only 4 pictures, but the high wood stock seems really nice and the seller said the front band is original.
Thanks all!

*Update 10-1-19*
I received the carbine today and everything seems to be Quality contracted parts. The finish looks consistent on everything and it appears to have not been cleaned in a long time. Serial number (1929xxx) places manufacture in the September/October 1943 time frame. Markings are as follows:

Front sight: J-Q
Barrel: Buffalo Arms 10-1943 with flaming bomb
Barrel band: unmarked type 1
Slide: DA-Q
Flat bolt: EM-Q
Trigger housing: Q-NL
Trigger: LT-Q
Sear: GE-Q no hole
Hammer: LT Q
Magazine release: EP-Q
Safety: unmarked type 3 push button
Milled adjustable rear sight: H in a shield
Hand guard: Q-RMC 2 rivet
High wood stock: Q-RMC in sling well
Recoil plate: RO-Q
Oiler: IQ


I finally disassembled the trigger/sear to check markings, this puppy is all Quality. The only real damage I see is that the stock and hand guard were lightly sanded at some point in the past. I am VERY happy with this and think that it’s very possible no parts have been changed out since WWII. The wear is moderate and is even throughout the entire carbine, so if it was a restoration it was done extremely well. I’ve seen quite a few wartime pics of carbines fitted with adjustable rear sights while still retaining the push button safety and having no bayonet lug just like mine here.

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Old 09-24-2019, 11:34 AM
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Did you get it for $800 or $1200? If $800 I think you did well.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:48 AM
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Got it for the opening bid of $850.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:51 AM
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That’s a heck of a deal. Nice get.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:25 PM
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If you have shopped for Rock-Ola parts lately, one would quickly realize that stock is worth 1/3 the price of the gun....IF it checks out.

I think the import mark thing is greatly overplayed. The vast majority of carbines left the country and came back home. That little law passed in 1968 created the requirement for a stamp.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:51 PM
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It was stated in the description...."NO imports markings"
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.... Rockola stamp in left sling channel, 15 round GI mag, aftermarket khaki sling. A really nice, clean early example with NO import markings.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:58 PM
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Most likely, the stock is marked "Q-RMC" in the sling cut. The faint cross cannon on the right side is the typical location and cannon size of what would be expected on a Quality Hardware stock that was supplied by Rock-Ola.

If it was a Rock-Ola made stock with just RMC in the sling cut and had the Rock-Ola acceptance cartouche on the right side, it would have even more value.

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Old 09-24-2019, 06:51 PM
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I think you did well. When you get it, let us know what the internals look like. It might be a "field" upgrade on the rear sight with the rest of the parts original. It's a shame the stock was sanded but it's still nice.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:53 PM
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Looks good to me. Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. Iíll update the thread with all the particulars when I get this.
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