Sold For: $2,225
Make: IBM. The International Business Machines Corporation, USA
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 3760752
Year of Manufacture: October to December, 1943 (page 29 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). Barrel Date November, 1943
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top front of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1” and the top rear is marked “I.B.M. CORP. / 3760752”. The barrel is marked “I.B.M. CORP. / 11 43″ and with a flaming bomb Ordnance mark behind the rear sight and “P” in front of the barrel band. The right-rear of the trigger group is marked “BE-B” which is a marking used by both IBM and Standard Products (page 78 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition). The hammer is marked “AMB” which is an IBM mark (page 90). The Type IIA magazine release is marked “EPB”, an IBM marking (page 101). The inside of the operating slide is marked “AOB” which is an IBM mark (page 66). The bolt is marked “N” on the left lug which is a National Postal Meter mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “N” which was used by multiple manufacturers including IBM (page 56). The rear sight is marked “S” which was used by all manufacturers (pages 29). The Type II barrel band is marked “AMCO”. The sling well is marked “SCB” which is an IBM mark (page 108-109). The inside of the handguard is marked “SCB” which is an IBM mark (page 138). The front of the grip has a circled “P” at the bottom. The right of the buttstock has a crossed cannons Ordnance mark. The spine of the magazine is marked “SQ” with four horizontal lines through the letters over “SP-S’G'”, a Saginaw marking (page 142).
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a Type I flip-up dual aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock has a pistol grip, metal barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows light surface erosion. The wood shows a few light nicks, scrapes and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The rifling is sharp. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bore. The bore shows an M.E. of 3.2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, light handling marks, and areas of discoloration from oxidation. The bolt and right side of the receiver show thinning consistent with cycling. The screw heads show use. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a canvas sling and a single 15 round magazine. The sling shows light wear in the canvas and some erosion in the metal. It is in about Very Good condition. The magazine shows minor scrapes & scratches, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Fine condition. No magazine will be included for buyers who reside where it cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: This M1 Carbine was made back in 1943 by the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). It has early USGI parts including the two-position aperture rear sight, Type II barrel band without bayonet lug and it appears to have retained its original IBM marked barrel as well as several other IBM parts. This M1 Carbine looks good and comes with a canvas sling and a single 15 round magazine. This IBM M1 Carbine will add to your Military or WWII collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R rifle can be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.
The high capacity magazines are not available to residents of California or any other jurisdiction with magazine capacity restrictions.