Standard Products M1 Carbine .30 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1943 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1700

LSB#: 210925MZ68

Make: Standard Products

Model: M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 2112841

Year of Manufacture: October to December, 1943 (page 31 of Scott Duff’s book, The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). Faded Barrel Date

Caliber: .30 Carbine

Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine.

Markings: There is no import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. .30 M1” on the front and “STD. PRO. / 2112841” on the rear. The left side of the receiver is marked “7B” below the wood line.  The barrel is marked (faded) “UNDERWOOD / 4 / flaming bomb” and “P”. Underwood supplied barrels to standard Products (page 50 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production). The left rear of the trigger group is marked “S” which is a Standard Products mark (page 78). The hammer is marked “SW” which is a Standard Products mark (page 89 – 90). The magazine release is marked “SW” which is a Standard Products mark (page 100-101). The smooth push button safety is unmarked which is consistent with Standard Products and others (page 95). The inside of the operating slide is marked “circled S” which is a Standard Products mark (page 65). The bottom is marked “001”. The bolt is marked “with a partial “S / 4” which is a Standard Products mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “SI” which is an Underwood mark (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked “S” on the left lug which was used by Standard Products and others (page 29-30). The Type IA barrel band is marked “UI” which was used by Inland and National Postal Meter (page 59). The underside of the handguard is marked “S-HB” which is a Standard Products mark (page 138). The sling well is marked “S-HB” which is a Standard Products mark (page 108-109). The grip is marked with a ”P” proof. The right side of the butt is marked with a “crossed cannons” cartouche. The left side of the buttstock is marked with an Arsenal Rebuild stamp from the Anniston Arsenal “AN” (page 183). The recoil plate is marked “STANDARD / PRODUCTS” which is a Standard Products mark (page 135). The rear of the magazine is marked “O SG” which is a Saginaw Gear mark (page 142-143).

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 dual flip up aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, Type IA barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows some light scrapes. The wood shows scrapes & scratches that have been oiled. The LOP measures 13 ¼  inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is gray. The rifling is well defined; shallow  at the muzzle. There is erosion in the bore. It is more prominent at the muzzle and in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 3.8.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish as refinished. Scratches, small dents, and oxidation show through the new finish. The metal shows scuffs & scrapes. The trigger guard also shows small scratches. The receiver shows some discoloration from oxidation under the wood. The sides of the barrel show scrapes & light thinning. The right side of the receiver shows light thinning from cycling. Most of the markings are well defined. The barrel markings are faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a 15 round magazine and a canvas sling. The magazine shows light scrapes & oil residue. It is in about Fine condition. The sling shows discoloration and soiling on the canvas, as well as scrapes on the metal. It is in about Very Good Plus condition.
The 15 round magazine is not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.

Our Assessment: Our Assessment: The M1 Carbine was developed and produced after WWII started. Over 6 million were made by a number of U.S. companies to assist with the all out war effort. The M1 Carbine was widely issued to U.S. Military Forces which numbered over 16 million during WWII. The M1 Carbine contributed greatly to U.S. efforts during WWII.
The Standard Products Company was founded around 1930 by a physician who decided to begin producing automobile parts. The company was very successful. By 1954, all cars made in the U.S. contained at least one Standard Products part; some had as many as fifty.
During WWII Standard Products contributed to the war effort by producing M1 Carbines. Standard Products had no previous history in firearms production or development. This may be why they only produced about 4% of the total number of WWII M1 Carbines. Standard Products M1 Carbines are scarce, making them quite valuable to collectors.
This Standard Products M1 Carbine was built back in 1943. After WWII it was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Anniston Arsenal Arsenal. Despite being rebuilt, the rifle retains many of its original Standard Products marked parts. The metal has since been refinished and the stock has since been oiled. This is a good looking M1 Carbine to add to your collection.

Standard Products M1 Carbine .30 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1943 C&R
Standard Products M1 Carbine .30 Semi Automatic Rifle MFD 1943 C&R