Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1533: Underwood Manufactured M1 Carbine Conversion Machine Gun

Auction Date: June 6, 2020

Desirable World War II Underwood Manufactured M1 Carbine Converted to a Fully Automatic Class III/NFA M2 Type Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Desirable World War II Underwood Manufactured M1 Carbine Converted to a Fully Automatic Class III/NFA M2 Type Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Underwood
Model: M1/M2 Carbine
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 30 M1 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerize
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1939
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 368
Class: Class III
Description:

This is a late WWII Underwood manufacture M1 carbine that has been converted to a fully automatic "M2" carbine using various original/commercial M2 components. The rear receiver ring is marked: "UNDERWOOD/2821767" with the front ring marked "U.S. CARBINE/CAL .30 M1" with the number "1" being over stamped with a "2". It is currently fitted with an original WWII Underwood barrel that is marked "UNDERWOOD/12-43", over the Ordnance Shell and Flame insignia. It has a mix of early and late GI parts and is currently fitted with a early production flat bolt, Inland marked trigger housing, type three barrel band, flip safety and the late style adjustable rear sight. It has a potbelly M2 type walnut stock with a two rivet handguard. This desirable carbine is complete with a one original 15 round blued magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 95% of an arsenal gray/green parkerized type finish overall with minor light edge and high spot wear. The stock and handguard are both fine and have a nice oil finish with the handguard being slightly darker. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.



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