Quality Hardware US M1 .30 Carbine WWII
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Quality Hardware US M1 .30 Carbine WWII

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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:

 

Receiver: February – 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.

Barrel: Rock-Ola 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 “W”, Winchester

Extractor: late type flat lip, marked “.U.”, Underwood

Barrel band: late bayonet lug type, marked “SI”

Trigger housing: marked “.U.” in sling well with flaming bomb in front of trigger guard, forged type

Safety: pushbutton, checkered

Operating slide: marked “SG” outside, Saginaw Gear

Hammer: straight, blued, marked “H”, we don’t know this marking, best guess Postal Meter

Trigger: marked “LT-Q”, Quality Hardware

Sear: marked “G.U.”, Underwood

Stock: walnut, 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, excellent appearance

Handguard: walnut, marked “HI”. Same condition as stock

Recoil plate: marked “.U.”

Buttplate: unmarked, square checking pattern

Magazine: 15-round, 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 also included.

Sling: D-tip, looks WWII to us. Tips are a little corroded

Oiler: marked “IS”

 

 

 

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