View Full Version : National Postal Meter M1 Carbine

November 7, 2010, 01:17 PM
I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me price my M1 Carbine.

Manufacturer: National Postal Meter
Serial Number: 1504197
Barrel Marking: 'Underwood 6-43'
Barrel Band: Type 1
Trigger Housing: Right:'N' - Left: either '9'/'g'
Mag Catch: 'M'
Hammer: Left:'IN'
Bolt: Left lug marked 'N'
Reciever: Bottom of Trigger Housing Lug marked '13'
Front Sight: Ridge marked 'NN'
Rear Sight: Flip-up 'Peep' Sight marked- Right:'TN' - Left:'S'
Stock Marked: 'TN' in sling cut
Sling: 'C' tip. Only other mark is on the snap, 'RAUFASTENER CO. PROVIDENCE RI'
Magazine: 2 15 round marked 'U'

Exposed parkerized surfaces have a nice brown patina and unexposed are still gray.

After some research, it appears to have never been a M2 conversion.

If any other markings will help, let me know.

November 7, 2010, 08:56 PM
Sounds like what CMP would classify as a "rack grade". They sold for $495 until Aug this year when they ran out.

Go here and ask these guys, nothing about the carbine you can't find out on the CMP Carbine sub-forum.

November 7, 2010, 09:19 PM
Where is 'here'?

November 7, 2010, 09:35 PM
If you don't get an answer here, take a look in Culver's Forums. The M1 Carbine forum is here (http://www.jouster.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?7-M1-Carbine-Forum&).

November 7, 2010, 10:24 PM
Where is 'here'?

Sorry, forgot to put in the link.


November 8, 2010, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the link. They were very helpful.