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Lot 455: World War II U.S. National Postal Meter M1 Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 455: World War II U.S. National Postal Meter M1 Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

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
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 550
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 290
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

"U" sub-code on rear bevel of receiver (signifying Union Switch & Signal). Undated Marlin barrel, "SN" marked blade front sight, "S" two position flip-up rear sight, "UI" type I barrel band, "N/14" flat top bolt, "UN" operating rod, "N/16" milled trigger guard, "HN" hammer, "SN" push button safety, "SN" magazine catch, and "IS" magazine. Unmarked handguard, high wood stock with "TRIMBLE/TN" marked in the sling cutout and boxed "NPM/FJA" behind a crossed cannons cartouche on the right of the buttstock. Includes M3 flash hider, canvas sling and oiler. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus original parkerized finish with some light cycling wear, and smooth brown patina concentrated on the trigger guard. 95% original blue finish remains on the bolt. Stock is excellent with defined edges, some light handling marks, and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent.



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