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Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by lzkimmel, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. lzkimmel

    lzkimmel Member

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    I have an M-1 carbine (original) by Rock-Ola company dated 1942(I've been told) no date on the rifle. Top hand guard was replaced with wooden guard because what came with it was a medal one. It has not been through an armory for refit. Has fixed rear sight, flat top bolt, RMC stamped in sling slot on butt stock. Bolt has Rock-Ola stamped on it's side, non checkered magazine release, original military sling and oiler, no bayonet lug, fantastic riflings, original stock finish, Rock-Ola stamped on reciever where screw is located and a book in plastic cover on how to speak french dated 1944, for the Normandy Invation. Given to troops aboard ships prior to the landing. Barrel and reciever have great matte finish. Absolutly no rust anywhere. What would it possable be worth to a WW-II weapons collector. Ball park figure if possable. Thanks
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    There should be a flaming bomb ordinance acceptance stamp & date on the barrel right behind the front sight.

    I don't have a clue on value without seeing it's condition.

    rc
     
  3. lzkimmel

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    Thanks for the info. I double checked the barrel and found only the name Rock-Ola. I do belong to the NRA and have for guite some years now. I will try to get some pictures posted so you may see just how great the condition it is in. I bought it for $400.00 from a friend. With it came a 50 cal. ammo can full of 30 cal. carbine ammo, 6-30 round magazines, 10-15 round mags, and 2 5- round mags, 25 stripper clips, and a Garand cleaning kit. It fires half dollar size pattern at 25 meters using the fixed peep sight. Rounds are 3" high at 75 meters.
     
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Member

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    Well, you got over $400 in the ammo and magazines alone, so the carbine was free.

    Jim
     
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