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Old 05-11-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell about this rifle? History what the markings mean and maybe a value? Sorry about the pictures my phone has trouble focusing but the barrel says nderwood I know that it means underwood but there is definitely not a u on it and it also says 2-44 which is a man. Date ?

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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Look under the rear sight. The name of the guns original manufacturer will be stamped there. The barrels were often replaced with any available barrel.

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I'm still learning these things but I'm fairly certain that the 2-44 is the date of manufacture.


It also appears that it has the type one barrel band and safety. If these are authentic parts, it boosts the value. I looks to me like that rifle is all WWII except for the rear sight, if it were mine, I would put an original sight on it. The correct WWII rifles are generally more desired and more valuable.

But that's just me.

As for a value, that's not really my field, as I think most carbines are overpriced.

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AAY denotes Augusta Arsenal rebuild. The rear sight was a later addition. Look under the rear sight for the manufacturers ID. This is a typical post war parts gun.

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Hey thanks for all the info what can I do to make this rifle more authentic make put up a link for parts I know the rear sight needs to be replaced but I don't know exactly what I'm looking for

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M1 carbines are mismatched by nature so you don't need parts from the same maker, it was designed to be that way.

According to the seller, this is an inland rear sight, which would be correct. Smoking deal right now too from what I've seen.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-USGI-M1-Carbine-Flip-Rear-Sight-/181138637482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a2cb4 42aa

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