Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 330: World War II U.S. National Postal Meter M1 Carbine

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

World War II U.S. National Postal Meter M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

World War II U.S. National Postal Meter M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: National Postal Meter
Model: M1-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized/blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 445
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 292
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

"BUFFALO ARMS/10-1943" (weakly stamped) barrel, "NN" marked blade front sight, "S" and "TN" marked two position flip-up rear sight, type I barrel band, "N/14" flat top bolt, "N15" operating rod, replacement "N/9" milled trigger guard, "NH" hammer, "SN" push button safety, "MN" magazine catch, and "UN" magazine. Unmarked two-rivet handguard, high wood stock with "TRIMBLE/TN" marked in the sling cutout and boxed "NPM/FJA" behind "crossed cannons" cartouche on the right of the buttstock. Includes tan canvas sling, oiler, M3 flash hider and an extra "A.I." thirty-round magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 98% original parkerized finish on the barrel and receiver with 90% arsenal refurbished parkerized finish on the correct replacement trigger housing. Bolt retains 95% refinished blue finish with a few small patches of light pitting underneath the finish. Stock is also very fine with defined edges, a small chip on the left behind the wrist, some light handling marks and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent.

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