Underwood M1 Carbine

Italian FAT Proofed

with Original Utica Bayonet and 2 magazines - CMP gun

Dated 12/1943

 

 

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.

 

 

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