View Full Version : M1 Carbine Recoil Plate Markings

October 26, 2009, 01:53 PM
Got a nice little IBM USGI Carbine. It looks to be in fairly nice shape, shoots great. The recoil plate has a pretty strange marking on it. It is four letters, nicely stamped except for the first letter. It is either KART or BART, any guesses out there? No, no, it is NOT FART, I don't have a FART Carbine.

This gun is a reimport, the stock and action/barrel seem to match. It has the bayonet lug barrel band and the rearsenal flip safety. Not sure which recoil plate it is.

October 26, 2009, 07:25 PM
Sounds furrin, to me. Is it cast or milled? Cause pretty much cast recoil plates are postwar, as far as I know. Might shop around for a matching part, I don't think it would be as expensive as some of the other parts.

October 26, 2009, 08:37 PM
pm me, I have some contact info for you to someone who can help you find out what this marking means.