Their rarity has led to the forgery of their markings, requiring close examination by a group of experts to verify authenticity. Correct Q-RMC marked stock, sling well and handguard. A portion of Quality Hardware's contract was sub-contracted to Union Switch & Signal, where receivers were produced and given the name 'Un-quality'. My Bruce Canfield book says nothing of this type of combination of markings on a M1 carbine stock. These are only found from serials 4,432,XXX to 4,532,XXX (this one is 4,446,XXX). Regardless of the value of the M1 variants an original M2 or even a remarked M1 - 2 over the 1 - will bring $3K or better with the current FA prices. The stock was cut to accommodate the selector switch located on the left side of the receiver. In the sling recess is a Q RMC marking. Not to say an M2 is the most desireable of all of them. You can still find them in the $700 range. The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War.The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only the U.S. military, but by paramilitary and police forces around the world. Some on the wood stock between the top of the barrel band spring and below the ring of the barrel band. I now have several milsurp rifles including a newly acquired pair of USGI M1 carbines that I would like to shoot. Rare B-Square mount. The markings on the majority of M1's converted to select fire were not altered, nor were markings added to indicate a conversion. the stocks are in very good condition with few handling marks and stamped with the sg saginaw/flaming bomb (u.s. ordnance acceptance stamp).
Division of General Motors Corp., Underwood (a typewriter manufacturer), IBM (when they made adding machines), Rock-Ola (a jukebox manufacturer), and others all received government contracts to produce the Carbine. It does say a S'G' stock could have a IR IP or a RSG in the sling recess but, not … here is a very rare irwin-pedersen m1 carbine grand rapids, michigan. I was wondering if the 60+ year-old USGI carbine magazines are really superior to the the ones being made today. the irwin-pedersen is the rarest of the wwii m-1 carbine manufactured. Even a registered M2 parts assembly with no bbl/rec will bring over $2K. Quick Video of Plainfield M1 Carbine with B-Square Scout Mount Shooting a five round group at 25 yards. This would be a Quality Hardware stock marking. -Approximately 545,616 total Carbines were made by Underwood: About 8.9% of M1 Carbines made. But a nice condition GI model, even with lots of mixed manufacture parts, will run a grand or more. Thus the M2 is probably the "most expensive & valuable" of all the carbines. M1 Carbine - National Postal Meter - Rare "U" code : Curios and Relics at GunBroker.com Picture # #2 on the Rear sight flipper and leaf spring #6 on the barrel band spring. The only "affordable" M1 carbines these days are the garage sale finds being sold by a clueless widow, or the after-market ones. ** Union Switch and Signal manufactured over 4 thousand receivers marked UN -QUALITY for Quality Hardware this is the rarest marked receiver.