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Lot 1809: IBM M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Scarce "Plant #4" Presentation U.S. IBM M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Lot 1809: IBM M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Scarce "Plant #4" Presentation U.S. IBM M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Scarce "Plant #4" Presentation U.S. IBM M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: IBM
Model: M1 Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 30 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1617
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 336
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Based in Poughkeepsie, New York, International Business Machine Plant #4 was a manufacturing center for office equipment in peacetime, and the M1 Carbine in World War II. While the specifics of this carbine are unknown, Plant #4 is known to have made high quality presentation carbines for their own employees, as well as for prominent political, financial and military figures, both as tokens of esteem and as gifts for people who might have a say in future arms and equipment orders. Finished in high-polish nickel overall, with "SI B" blade front and "FO B" 2-leaf peep rear sights, an unmarked barrel, Type II barrel band, round nickel bolt, stamped trigger guard, pushbutton safety, "EPB" magazine catch, and a smooth high-wood stock with 2-rivet handguard, "JL" in the sling cut, nickel buttplate and a plaque in the right buttstock marked "PRESENTED/BY/IBM PLANT #4/POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.".

Rating Definition:

Fine as partially refinished (stock) with 98% of the heavily polished nickel finish, showing some light handling marks overall. Some of the markings, including the serial number, are faded. The stock is very good as revarnished, with a few mild handling marks. Magazine not included. Mechanically excellent.



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