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Mid WWII production Quality Hardware M1 carbine. Serial
number 15521xx dates to 1943. Rock-Ola barrel dated February 1943 with a bright
bore. Other parts are mixed manufacturers, all are described below and shown in
pictures. No import marks.
This M1 carbine is in excellent used condition. All metal
is in excellent condition, no pitting, with little wear. Low wood oval cut
stock has a very nice look, with no cracks.
The carbine has been disassembled, examined, cleaned, lubricated and test fired.
Sling/oiler, and two 15 round magazines, one USGI the
other new repro, are included.
Quality Hardware M1
Carbine sn 15521xx Specs:
– May 1943. Marked “U.S. CARBINE CAL. 30 M1”, “QUALITY H.M.C.” (covered by
adjustable sight). Spring tube receiver, excellent condition, no pitting.
Finish is probably not original although markings are very sharp.
2-43 (front end markings), long skirt, with firing proof “P”. “P” is the short
leg type unique to Quality HMC, so this is likely original. Also marked
“Rock-Ola” near the gas piston. Exterior is in very good condition, no pitting.
Bore is mirror bright, crown and rifling very good. Barrel ME: 1
Front sight: unmarked
but appears GI
Rear sight: adjustable,
stamped, marked “I.R. CO.”
Bolt: flat, parkerized,
marked “N 11”, National Postal Meter. The marking is hard to photograph
Firing pin: marked
type flat lip, marked “.U.”, Underwood
Barrel band: late
bayonet lug type, marked “SI”
marked “.U.” in sling well with flaming bomb in front of trigger guard, forged
marked “SG” outside, Saginaw Gear
blued, marked “H”, we don’t know this marking, best guess Postal Meter
“LT-Q”, Quality Hardware
low wood oval cut, marked “HI” in sling well, Inland. Also crossed cannons on
right side, both markings faint. No cracks, almost no dings/scratches,
walnut, marked “HI”. Same condition as stock
Recoil plate: marked
unmarked, square checking pattern
marked with a stylized logo that is intended to be “JLC” (J. L. Clark). Doesn’t
look like JLC to us, but what do we know. The follower and bottom cover are
corroded, although the body is not bad. It works fine (we used it in the video)
but since the appearance is not great, a new repro magazine from Inland Mfg. is
Sling: D-tip, looks
WWII to us. Tips are a little corroded