Underwood M1 Carbine
Italian FAT Proofed
with Original Utica
Bayonet and 2 magazines - CMP gun
This is an interesting
carbine. It came through CMP many years ago. The certificate
will come with the gun. It is an Inland with receiver and
barrel dated 1943. The barrel was made by B&P
Motor Co. It also has an Italian proof mark on the barrel
under the handguard. The bore is excellent, at least a 9/10.
I don't know a lot about the Italian FAT marked guns but
they were apparently guns lent to Italy in the 1960s. This
one may have come out of arsenal storage here in the U.S.,
went to Italy for awhile, returned and then was refurbished
and sold through CMP. Everything on this rifle is correct
for a 1943 gun except for the M2 stock. Whether the stock
was replaced before being shipped to Italy or replaced by
CMP is the question.
The flat bolt is unmarked. The walnut
stock and early 2 rivet handguard are in excellent
condition. The rear sight appears to be by International
Harvester. The sling and oiler are original WW2 period.
The rifle comes with an original Utica
bayonet and scabbard, both in very good/excellent condition.
Also included are 2 original 15 round magazines in a 1956
dated belt pouch.
Overall a very nice, clean rifle that
would be a good shooter and an excellent addition to any collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
Contact me if you need pictures or have questions about something I missed.
FFL or C&R required.