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January 22, 2008, 11:06 PM
Hi guys, I was wondering if someone could help me with a question. Is there anywhere online to get a complete list of stampings for manufacturers for the M1 carbine. I have a few guns with some markings that I would like to find out this information. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


January 23, 2008, 12:32 AM

I don't know about online but a good book is

The M1 Carbine and M1 Garand by Bruce Canfield

January 23, 2008, 01:37 AM
Go to www.odcmp.com and search forums for M1 Carbine info.

January 23, 2008, 09:41 AM
Thank you gentlemen!

February 13, 2008, 03:19 PM
I've found online information to be spotty at best, except for
magazine markings.

The following book is highly recommended if you're serious.

" A Collectors Field Guide to U.S. Military Arms:
Collecting The M1 Carbine III
( With Cartouche Template ) "
By: J. C. Harrison, 233 pages, Field Guide Format

Published by: J. C. Harrison - The Arms Chest
6401 S. Westminster Road
Oklahoma City, Ok. 73150

This is an Identification book only - No Gunsmithing/Repair,
and is In-Depth to the Extreme. It will answer your questions.

March 4, 2008, 09:25 AM
Try www.carbineclub.com in addition to odcmp

James K
March 4, 2008, 04:30 PM
The WWII contract makers were Winchester, Inland, National Postal Meter, Underwood, Quality Hardware, Rock-Ola, Saginaw, Standard Products, and IBM. Irwin-Pedersen had a contract but was never able to deliver any guns. Commercial Controls took over NPM at the end of the contract and marked a few (239) carbines with that name.

Postwar, commercial carbines of varying quality have been produced by a long list of companies.