SOLD FOR: $1075
Make: National Ordnance. California
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 13057
Year of Manufacture: 1962 to 1968
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1” on the front, “NAT’L ORD/ INC” on the rear and with the serial number just ahead of the rear sight.
The following are USGI parts & markings:
The right rear of the trigger group is marked “ROCK-OLA”. The magazine release is marked “WA / M”. The rotating safety is marked “S in a circle”. The inside of the operating slide is marked “.U.”. The bolt is marked “OI” on the left lug. The Type III barrel band is marked “AMCO” which is a USGI replacement mark. The left side of the Type II rear sight is marked “PI”. The interior of the handguard is marked “S-HB”. The sling well is marked “OI”. The face of the grip is marked “P”. The rear of the magazines are marked “OSG”, “AI” and “KI” (upside down).
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is an adjustable Type II aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal barrel band with sling loop & bayonet lug, sling well, sling pass through and a replacement metal buttplate. The buttplate shows some surface erosion. The wood shows scattered scrapes & scratches which have been oiled. The LOP measures 13 1/4 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: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is deep. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 3.8.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The front sight shows surface erosion. The top edges of the receiver have surface erosion showing through the new finish. The metal shows scrapes & thin scratches. The most prominent marks are on the barrel. The receiver & bolt show light operational wear. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
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 3 magazines. The magazines show scrapes, scratches and varying degrees of surface erosion. They are in Very Good to Very Good Plus condition.
The 15 round magazines are not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Our Assessment: This National Ordnance M1 Carbine was made in California sometime between late 1962 and 1968. It uses a National Ordnance receiver & a National Ordnance barrel. This National Ordnance M1 Carbine was built with a lot of USGI parts including the stock. This is a good looking M1 Carbine with a bright bore. It should be a lot of fun at the range and has enough U.S. markings to make it worth collecting. Good luck.