M1 Carbine: Dating by serial number
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Universal M1 Carbine Production History
If you are like me, owning an M1 Carbine goes a lot deeper than just owning a firearm. It is about owning and collecting a piece of history. Because of that, a small group of dedicated collectors have built this site. We have compiled all the data on components and Carbines from various sources into a relational database. We have tried to make the data available as accurate as possible. Given the absence of complete records of manufacture and sheer number of sources of data available, I guarantee you that We have made some mistakes.
British Old Spec 7.
In a theater near you Slasher said: The bad one you know, the one with the dual springs, aluminum trigger guard, lever release at the back of the receiver, and on, etc. I had fired over a rounds of quality and cheap ammo through it before a Korean War vet informed me around I had a piece of crap. He laughed at my dual springs and showed me his real M 1 Carbine and it’s “rods” and other different parts.
I have continued to fire the rifle over the years and it is my defense gun for my home amongst others. It has never failed to feed or jammed. The Korean War vet even gave me a pile of cast reloads and it fired everyone without a hitch. Not until doing some reading here lately did I realize I had such a potentially dangerous gun. I had stocked up some expensive expanding rounds that NYPD used to make regular one shot kills with. I will still trust it. I might not use it as a primary now as I have other assault rifle and pistol and I will not let my daughter shoot it again-she loved it and was world class with it.
I learned early it would take only 15 shot magazines and that South Korean mags were the ones to use. Sit them home firmly till you hear a click.
M1 Garand Born on Date
Even though Springfield Armory used a two-piece firing pin and other slight design alterations, the was in fact a Mauser design and this resulted in the U. By January, over , rifles produced. Due to inconsistent heat treatments, low numbered receivers Springfield Armory below , and Rock Island Arsenal below , should NEVER be fired under any circumstances because of the risk of serious injury or death. Toward the end of WWI. A cut in the left side of the receiver and stock were added to accommodate the Pederson Device semi-auto.
The M A2 is a stripped A1 or A3 used as a sub- caliber rifle in artillery pieces.
Nickel plated cantle and tassel holders with thistle design.
Army Ordnance Serial Number Assignments Understanding Serial Numbers – Understanding Dates of Manufacture Serial number blocks were assigned by the Ordnance Department on an as needed basis, generally in response to the awarding of a contract to a given manufacturer. The serial number was placed on the carbine receiver during the manufacturing process of the receiver, not when the carbine was finally assembled. The decision for which receivers would be used for the U.
Carbine Models M1, M1A1, or M2 were made well after the receiver was completed as all of these models used the same receiver. Given the high volume production, receivers were generally assembled as part of a carbine within a few months after the receiver was serial numbered. However, dating a carbine by it’s serial number alone is difficult and not always accurate given the circumstances inherent with manufacturing and the logistics situation during the time the carbines were manufactured.
A few of the manufacturers at various times used subcontractors to manufacture their receivers. Serial numbered receivers that failed to pass inspection were set aside as rejects if the defect s could not be brought up to minimum standards. As solutions to old problems were learned, some of the same receivers were brought back online and completed i. Winchester receivers initially rejected because of an off spec deep hole drilled for the recoil spring and guide, later recovered and altered to use a detachable main spring housing.
If a receiver was scrapped and not used, it’s serial number may or may not have been reused.
M1 Garand Serial Number Dates. All Manufacturers.
Congress on the number of firearms manufactured by each manufacturer. This report states, “For the purpose of this report only, “Production” is defined as firearms, including separate frames or receivers, actions or barreled actions, manufactured and disposed of in commerce during the calendar year. All parts of a carbine, and all other firearms, are manufactured separately and completed at different times.
The above definition indicates the date of manufacture is when all of the parts are assembled into a functioning firearm and sold. This is not ATF’s definition of when a firearm is a firearm. ATF considers the receiver the firearm.
This example has had some pitting but is strong and stable.
I have difficulty understanding how a Inland receiver from an early run came to be lined out and matched with a Underwood barrel, except during a refurbish, which yours certainly went through. Underwood actually stopped production of complete M1 carbines in May They did, however, make thousands of barrels for other primary contractors. The stock markings S-HB was, I’m guessing, marked on the inside of the handguard.
The S is for the Primary contractor, Standard Products, and the HB marks the sub-contractor who actually made the piece. On the main body of the stock there should be markings called a cartouche on the right side of the portion of the stock between the hand grip and the butt plate that will tell you the primary contractor and there should be a crossed cannon cartouche there as well.
Also, there may be a mark inside the sling well on the left side of the stock. That will tell you who actually made the stock. Also, look and see if there are any armory marks stamped into the stock on the left side of the stock between the hand grip and the cheek piece. You can also look for a P or circled P either on the lower portion of the grip or the bottom of the grip.
These are proof marks signifying inspection.
How to check serial numbers for m1 carbines
Owners, Your Assistance is Needed Please this is really helping folks Research Project 1 I am attempting to reconstruct the month and year these carbines were manufactured. If you have any of the following information, it would be great assistance in sorting this out. A I am trying to locate owners who purchased their Universal carbine when it was new and still have documentation that indicates the month and year.
I will probably have to strip down both these pages by taking off a number of videos which may be slowing down or impeding the loading process.
White braid band a little grubby Patent leather black peak with brass edge. The pistol has a good working action. It has an overall grey patina. A good solid pistol but there has been some pitting- please see photo. In my opinion this does not detract from a desirable Colt New Line, especially as it has matching serial numbers and is a scarce two digit number. This replaces the bottom front furniture on the AK and also clamps to the bayonet lug. Comes with leather end cap. Deactivated with fully moving parts and working dry-fire action Comes with deactivation certificate.
For sale to buyer over 18 only. We will only send to mainland UK address. Complete with deactivation certificate. Buyer must be over 18 years of age We will only ship to address in the UK mainland.
M1 Garand Serial Numbers
Site Map Due to U. K legislation, we cannot and do not post deactivated weapons outside of the United Kingdom. Points on the terms ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Specification Deactivation. Old specification refers to weapons which have been deactivated before October whilst weapons deactivated after October are known as new specification deactivated weapons.
Old specification deactivation rules permitted submachine guns and semi automatic rifles to have working actions able to be fully stripped down to their major component parts. Revolvers were permitted to have unblocked cylinders enabling inert ammunition to be put into the cylinder but under the new specification rules this was no longer permitted.
If you wouldn’t mind e-mailing me with a few pieces of information about your carbine, it would be of great assistance.
The Second Italo-Ethiopian War was a military and political success for Mussolini that he soon repeated in Albania in Any details on the overall development of the Carcano can be found in the article linked above. With the adoption of the Carcano long rifle the cavalry was ready to replace their out dated Vetterli black powder carbines. The new action was stocked into a familiar pattern and size, emulating the existing cavalry carbines, and paired with a shorter adjustable sight in to form the Moschetto Modello 91 da Cavalleria.
The decision to use these spike bayonets was because Cavalry were issued full length swords and the addition of a knife bayonet to their kit would make for a clattering mess. This is the same consideration we see on the later Japanese Type Other than the addition of a short handguard and some variations on locking the bayonet this rifle remained unchanged until Lessons learned in North and East Africa left the Italian military itching for improved ammunition.
In an attempt to gain better penetration, flatter trajectory, and more fatal impacts on soft targets a new 7. Production of one new rifle and two updates in 7. Other than the chambering and dropping the gain-twist rifling method, the only significant alteration was that the adjustable rear sight had been replaced with an incredibly simple fixed rear notch. This was a radical departure in military small arms thinking.
The U.S. Caliber Carbines
The Ultimate Resource for Militaria Here you will find over , items of militaria for sale on-line You have most likely reached this page from a search engine. Corps Grouped into Admin Batts. Complete with Screw Thread. Set at Approx 36 Inches Width: The 19th Princess of Wales’s Own Hussars.
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I really enjoyed it. These production lines were the real wonder weapons. Blastattack It would be economically impossible to make one. As a Machinist myself, that is not a project any sane person would want to take on as a job. It would be a labour of love to make. Modern semi auto M14 receivers like the LRB are made from steel as well. You can get new manufacture match barrels from a number of places. The government gave them money, and expected them to do cool things.
Cost was not a huge concern. Firearms made at Springfield Armory exhibit a fine degree of craftsmanship. In contrast, take a look at a Winchester produced M1 Garand if you get a chance.
Iver Johnson Arms
The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon.
A very fine medal, a superb gap filler. Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch.
This , Mark note is a very good example of a high denomination note, it is dated for and comes in good circulated condition, as you can see from the pictures it has been folded and the edges show light crumple marks, unusually it is only printed on one side.
Collecting the American Sniper Rifle to by Joe Poyer A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc. The “chat rooms” are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available. Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, to provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.
The book provides a detailed description of The books also contains a history of the development of each particular sniper rifle and telescopic sight. Its mounting on the rifle and sighting in are described in detail. A history of the development of the rifle leading to its use as a sniper rifle is included in an appendix, as are descriptions of British and Canadian sniper rifles that used American-produced telescopic sights. This book covers the sniper variations of the Model Springfield: Model A1 Sniper U.
Rifle with the 7. This book does not contain sniping techniques or tactics. Those have been well-described in other books. Each sniper rifle is analyzed in depth for serial number ranges, markings, parts codes and other identifying markings. The telescopic sights, mounts, and rings are specifically identified for their military use complete with markings and where useful, serial number ranges.
Universal Firearms Assistance
Congress on the number of firearms manufactured by each manufacturer. This report states, “For the purpose of this report only, “Production” is defined as firearms, including separate frames or receivers, actions or barreled actions, manufactured and disposed of in commerce during the calendar year. All parts of a carbine, and all other firearms, are manufactured separately and completed at different times. When all of the parts are assembled into a functioning firearm ready to be sold, the date of manufacture of the firearm is usually the first day it is ready to be sold.
None of the companies that have used the Iver Johnson name have provided any of the information you see on this entire website, this page included.
A really lovely piece which measures;
These USGI parts are not compatible: If anyone has more info, corrections, or other history, please send me links or copies. If I’ve incorrectly attributed any of this, let me know and I’ll correct it. Initially the bulk of the components Universal used in their carbines were U. Surplus slides and trigger housings were used as long as possible, but toward the end of the Korean Conflict, when the surplus part market dried up, Universal started manufacturing all of their own parts including barrels, die cast trigger housings, recoil plates, recoil plate screw, and springs.
The quality of Universal M1 copies was usually not to bad, but not up to the standards of the U. Universal was purchased by Iver Johnson in January who continued to sell Universal-branded Carbines as late as Began making Carbines in as Bullseye. Later reorganized as Universal Firearms. Bought government surplus machine tools for Carbine manufacturer. Early guns used surplus parts with stocks from S. Overton of Inland fame.