Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 502: Saginaw/Rock Island Armory M1/M2 Conversion Carbine

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

World War II Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Registered Saginaw/Rock Island Armory M1 Carbine Converted to M2 Configuration

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

World War II Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Registered Saginaw/Rock Island Armory M1 Carbine Converted to M2 Configuration

Manufacturer: Saginaw
Model: M1 Carbine
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 30 M1 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1830
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 275
Class: Class III
Description:

This is an example of a WWII M1 carbine as produced by the Saginaw Steering Gear Company that was later converted to the fully automatic M2 configuration and registered by Rock Island Armory of Geneseo. The front receiver ring is currently roll marked "US CARBINE/CAL. .30 M2" with the number "2" being stamped over the "1". The rear of the receiver roll marked "SAGINAW S.G./3389249". The front of the barrel is marked "UNDERWOOD/1-44". It has the late type three barrel band with an M2 type trigger group with no markings on the side. It also has the late round bolt with a stamped adjustable rear sight. It has a late M2 potbelly type walnut stock with a four rivets handguard. It comes with an green canvas sling and one 15 round magazine.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 95% of a dark gray reparkerized type metal finish with minor/light wear on the top of the bolt from hand cycling and or light use. The markings are still clear and sharp. The stock is in very fine condition with a nice walnut color overall that has been sanded slightly. 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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