SOLD FOR: $1776
Make: Standard Products
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 2108080
Year of Manufacture: October to December, 1943 (page 31 of Scott Duff’s book, The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). No 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. / 2108080” on the rear. The left side of the receiver is marked “7” below the wood line. The barrel is marked “MARLIN” and “P” (twice). Marlin 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 “ST” 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 “75”. The bolt is marked “with a partial “22 / S” which is a Standard Products 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 “GE-Q” (partial “Q”) which is a Quality Hardware mark (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 “P-U” which is an Underwood mark (page 138). The sling well is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 108-109). The face of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof and the base is marked with a ”boxed P” proof. The rear of the magazine is marked “U” which is listed as a miscellaneous 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 small scratches, small dents and some light surface erosion. The top of the grip shows a surface repair. The wood shows scattered scrapes & scratches that 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 to Fine overall condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The area near the muzzle is gray. The remaining lands are bright and the remaining grooves are semi bright. The rifling is crisp; worn at the muzzle. There is erosion near the muzzle and on the face of the muzzle. The remaining grooves show fouling and intermittent light erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.8.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 83% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches and discoloration from both oxidation and oil residue. The exposed portion of the barrel shows thinning. The exposed portion of the trigger group shows light surface erosion. 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 green canvas sling and a 15 round magazine. The magazine shows several small light scrapes & scratches. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 1943. Despite being rebuilt, the rifle retains many of its original Standard Products marked parts. The Marlin barrel is original. Marlin 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.