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Lot 552: U.S. Underwood M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with 'E-Prefix'

U.S. Underwood M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with "E-Prefix" Serial Number and Carrying Case

Auction Date: September 7, 2018

Lot 552: U.S. Underwood M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with 'E-Prefix'

U.S. Underwood M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with "E-Prefix" Serial Number and Carrying Case

Auction Date: September 7, 2018

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750
Price Realized:

U.S. Underwood M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with "E-Prefix" Serial Number and Carrying Case

Manufacturer: Underwood
Model: M1 Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 30 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1772
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 216
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The Underwood barrel is dated "7-43". Fitted with the early style type 1 narrow barrel band marked "UI", fixed blade front and late style adjustable stamped rear sights, high wood pistol grip stock with a 2 rivet handguard, flat top bolt, checkered push button safety, and a milled trigger group. The sling cutout on the buttstock is stamped "TRIMBLE" with an oval cut oiler slot. Fitted with a tan canvas sling. The carbine includes an OD green "U.S." marked canvas carrying case. Author Larry Ruth states in his book "War Baby" that "E" prefixed serial numbers have been observed and may indicate either an experimental or presentation model.

Rating Definition:

Fine as arsenal refurbished with 85% of the post-war gray/green parkerized finish. Displaying some areas of light edge wear, handling marks, and cycling marks. The rear receiver bridge appears to have been ground, restamped and finished over. The stock is fine with small dings and handling marks, as well as a few small chips at a few of the junctions with the metal. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with handling marks and some light discoloration.



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