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Lot 1455: World War II U.S. Quality Hardware M1 Carbine with Jump Sleeve

Exceptional World War II U.S. Quality Hardware M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Jump Sleeve and Letter of Provenance

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1455: World War II U.S. Quality Hardware M1 Carbine with Jump Sleeve

Exceptional World War II U.S. Quality Hardware M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Jump Sleeve and Letter of Provenance

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Exceptional World War II U.S. Quality Hardware M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Jump Sleeve and Letter of Provenance

Manufacturer: Quality Hardware
Model: M1 Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 478
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 329
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

"PO Q" blade front sight, "S" and "GE-O" marked rear sight base with two-position flip sight, Inland "1-44" barrel, unmarked Type I barrel band, "QT K" sling swivel, "EM-Q" blued flat top bolt, detachable operating rod spring guide, "Q-NL" milled trigger housing with stamped trigger guard, "LT-Q" hammer, unmarked push button safety, "EP-Q" magazine catch, "Q-RMC" two-rivet handguard and high wood stock marked "Q-RMC" in the sling inlet and with the "crossed cannons" cartouche on the right, and "UQ" magazine. An accompanying letter of provenance states, "The gov supplied M1 Carbines that were in storage to fed., state, local law enforcement agencies in the late fifties, early sixties. This carbine was sent to the U.S. Marshall office Jacksonville, Fla. around 1960. The agent carried this rifle and took it with him at retirement. In the 1970's he moved to Jesup, GA, his home. The rifle was purchased from his estate in the 1980's from his son in Jesup, GA." Includes an olive drab green U.S. canvas jump sleeve, olive drab green canvas sling and oiler.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 97% original parkerized finish with very light cycling wear, scattered light freckling and some flaking applied black paint on the trigger housing. 95% original blue finish remains on the bolt. Stock is very fine as re-oiled with defined edges, some light handling marks and crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. Included jump sleeve is fine.



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