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Old 08-01-2021, 12:23 AM
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Default Pleasant surprise - Rock-Ola

I purchased this carbine mail order from the CMP back in October, 2009. I gave it a rudimentary once-over and nothing more. It went in the safe and sat and sat and sat.

I am getting ready to sell some of my carbines so I stripped all 16 and made a parts list on each; not as detailed as a data sheet, just a list of the parts markings.

Well the Rock-Ola was second to last. Was I surprised! I already knew it had a Rock-Ola barrel, RMC high wood, I cut stock and Q-RMC handguard.

When I stripped it all the way down except for the bolt I found a number of other Rock-Ola parts.

Barrel
Bolt
Slide
Trigger Housing
Trigger
Sear
Hammer
Not sure about the butt plate.
I have a couple of correct magazines in my stash.

As mentioned, I did not strip the bolt. Hopefully, the firing pin and extractor are Rock-Ola also.

The carbine has undergone upgrades with the adjustable rear sight, Type 3 barrel band and flip safety. I had an unmarked pushbutton safety that I installed.

The non Rock-Ola parts are:

Recoil plate - W
Mag catch - E.I. "M"
Barrel band - KI Type 3
Rear sight - H in shield, stamped
Safety - Not sure if the unmarked push safety is correct.
Butt plate - What do I have?

Here she is with her clothes on.





Link to the stripped pics.

https://imgur.com/a/ibxNYY8
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Old 08-01-2021, 04:55 AM
Ma Deuce Ma Deuce is offline
 
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Wow Sigman2 thats a very nice example of a Rockola are you planing on selling that one?
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Old 08-01-2021, 07:13 AM
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I don't think I could convince myself to let that one go right now.
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In honor of my father, Howard C. Ricks. Corporal, Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 20th Marine Engineers, 4th Marine Division. Later renamed Co. B, 4th Pioneer Battalion after Marianna Operation. Service dates February 1943 to October 31, 1945, Combat action: Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. His rifle SA 893999 met "Captain Crunch".
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Old 08-01-2021, 12:04 PM
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Butt plate is early Inland, Front sight is late Inland.
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Old 08-01-2021, 12:29 PM
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Looks like a T4 slide. Caught my attention as I have a 1.7 CMP Bavarian that also has a T4 slide with last 4 stamped in slide arm. Additionally, a friend has his father's 1.7m "duffel bag" bring back from Korea and it has mostly Rockola parts and a T4 Slide.
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Old 08-01-2021, 08:15 PM
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Gorgeous carbine!
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:14 PM
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Very Nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-06-2021, 02:47 AM
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Do you have any shooters in the lot you are selling? I know the prices have gone nuts, but I'm also not much of a collector, more of a shooter.
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Old 08-06-2021, 09:00 AM
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Sigman, When I went to Anniston in Sept. 2007 for the first CMP GSM Master Instructor Course, I talked to Orest and said Id really like a Rockola Carbine...In January 2008 , I received a 6 mil.that is a post WW2 rebuild like Yours....Stock, HG, TH, Slide , Bbl, Bolt, Recoil plate, Barrel band, all Rockola....N marked Inland FS and WA type 3 mag catch... 6 Mil. Serial ...3-4 1944....NOT for sale.

Your Rockola looks great...Mine has a lot more bumps and bruises on the wood.
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