WWII Standard Products M1 M-1 U.S. US Carbine .30 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1700

LSB#: 220117RW035

Make: Standard Products

Model: M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 2188366

Year of Manufacture: January to March, 1944 (page 31 of Scott Duff’s book, The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide).
Barrel Date: January, 1944

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. / 2188366” on the rear. The left side of the receiver is marked “1 0 F” below the wood line. The barrel is marked “UNDERWOOD / flaming bomb / 1 – 44” and “P” (twice). Underwood supplied barrels to Standard Products (page 51 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production). The left rear of the trigger group is marked “BE-B” which is a Standard Products mark also used by IBM (page 78). The hammer is marked “SW” which is a Standard Products mark (page 89 – 90). The magazine release is marked “WA / M” which is a post WWII rebuild mark (page 100-101 & 185). 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 “801”. The bolt is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “N” which was used by Standard Products & others (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked “S” on the left and is unmarked on the right, which is consistent with Standard Products & others (page 29-30). The Type IA barrel band is unmarked which is consistent with Standard Products and others (page 59). The underside of the handguard is marked “S-HB” which is a Standard Products mark (page 138). The sling well is marked with a partial “M-U” which is an Underwood mark (page 108-109). The base of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The right side of the butt is marked with a “crossed cannons” cartouche. The left slide of the butt is marked “STD / PRO / RWH” which is a post WWII Standard Products Rebuild mark. The rear of the magazine is marked “JLC (intertwined) – Q” which is a Quality Hardware 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 bottom right of the butt shows a surface repair. The wood shows several scrapes & scratches. Most of the marks are on the handguard. 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 as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. There is intermittent erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 83% of its metal finish. The receiver shows scrapes & areas of thinning under the wood. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches and discoloration from both oxidation and oil residue. The receiver and bolt show operational wear. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

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. The magazine shows light scrapes and surface erosion. It is in about Very Good condition.
The 15 round magazine is not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Please see photos as to the condition of the listed items.

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 1944. At some point after WWII it was rebuilt by Standard Products and is marked accordingly on the stock. Despite being rebuilt, the rifle retains many of its original Standard Products marked parts. The Underwood barrel is original. Underwood and other manufacturers supplied barrels to the Standard Products factory for M1 Carbine assembly. This is a good looking M1 Carbine to add to your collection. Good luck.

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