SOLD FOR: $1050
Make: Universal Firearms
Model: Commercial M1 Carbine (made with some USGI parts)
Serial Number: 23393
Year of Manufacture:1962-1967 (m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_universal2.html)
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Receiver: “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. .30 M1” , “23393”, “UNIVERSAL / HIALEAH. FLA” on the left of the receiver “19”
Rotary safety: “M inside of a C.”-(Post war).
Magazine release: “M”, “HI” (Inland), Type III.
Operational rod: “A” “PI, 3”(Inland), Type V.
Bolt: “•U•”- (Underwood), Type III
Rear sight: “H in a shield” (Winchester, Rock-Ola, Standard Products, IBM), Type II.
Barrel band: “C” (Winchester), Type III.\
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between 2 protective wings. The wings are bent inward. The rear sight is a Type II with a five elevation setting.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The refinished wood stock has a pistol grip, barrel band with sling loop and bayonet lug, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. In the stock there are markings for “BWI”. On the upper handguard has “665, 665 / BWI 665”. The buttplate and barrel band show surface eroison. The wood shows scuffs, and light thin scratches. There is a scrape on the left side of the stock by the action. The LOP measures 13 ½ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright. The rifling is sharp. There is infrequent erosion in the bore. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.25.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. The metal shows surface erosion & oxidation by the recoil plate screw. The threading on the barrel band screw shows light oxidation. There is light oxidation on the trigger. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good-Fine 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 standard 15 round M1 carbine magazine. The magazine has light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in Very Good-Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The first Universal Firearms carbines were 100% compatible with surplus GI carbine parts, their carbines included many of these parts. This carbine has parts from Underwood, Inland, and Winchester. If you are missing that one part for an M1 Carbine in your collection this rifle can be a good choice. If you just want a modern M1 carbine to shoot 30 cal, this is a good option. Good luck!