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 lucky owner of a 1943 Underwood
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2013 :  03:49:29 AM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I saw this carbine at a local gun shop. The decision to buy took 10 seconds.
Receiver: UNDERWOOD, W in flaming bomb, Serial no.24725XX
Barrel: UNDERWOOD 12-43, flaming bomb and P
Trigger Housing: .U. in mag well rear wall
flip sight: base S, leaf .U.
front sight: .U. marking front of the sight, sight is blued
Barrel band, first type, unmarked
push safety
Magazine catch AU marking, blued
Hammer: WU marking
Sear: .U. marking
Bolt, flat type, .U. marking and blued
Operating slide: .U. in circle
Stock, oval cut, low Wood, OI in sling well, buttplate Inland (late)Ordnance acceptance marking sanded off
Handguard, two rivets TN marking
As it seems, this carbine was never rebuilt. Receiver has a darker parkerized finish, than trigger housing, slide and Barrel. [URL=http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/kidobotai/media/underwood/smallDSC06699_zps309d4faf.jpg.html][/URL]

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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2013 :  06:02:17 AM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2013 :  06:05:45 AM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2013 :  06:24:14 AM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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cali201
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USA
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Posted - 12/21/2013 :  08:19:48 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
VERY nice, but why did it take you so long to decide to buy it LOL!! I would have jumped on it in 5 seconds.
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hunterman3
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Posted - 12/21/2013 :  09:04:09 AM  Show Profile Send hunterman3 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice indeed! Good find.

"You all may go to hell, I'm going to Texas". . . Davy Crockett
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ammc2
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USA
164 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2013 :  10:54:15 AM  Show Profile Send ammc2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
rhineriver,
Nice, what an addition to the family. Nice pics and info. Thank you for sharing. art
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2013 :  5:18:25 PM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your replies. Does anyone knows the month of production? Is the date of prod. matching with barrel date? And who's the manufacturer of the mag catch? Thanks in advance for your help. To cali201: Next time I will try to beat your five seconds:-)
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Tuna
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Posted - 12/21/2013 :  9:24:26 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The barrel is likely original to the receiver and it was most likely made in December 1943. The magazine catch probably was made by Parker Wire Goods as they seem to be the only sub-contractor that Underwood used for magazine catches.
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2013 :  04:14:16 AM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Tuna.
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2013 :  5:20:05 PM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Asking about the stock. Do you think it's a real Overton stock? The stock is in very, very good condition.
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Ocram2
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Switzerland
12 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2015 :  04:57:35 AM  Show Profile Send Ocram2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Herrlichs Baby ich hŠtte nicht eine Sekunde gewartet.
Kšnnten wir vielleicht mal in Kontakt treten.
Gruss Marcoams-solar.ch
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Originally posted by rhineriver1

I saw this carbine at a local gun shop. The decision to buy took 10 seconds.
Receiver: UNDERWOOD, W in flaming bomb, Serial no.24725XX
Barrel: UNDERWOOD 12-43, flaming bomb and P
Trigger Housing: .U. in mag well rear wall
flip sight: base S, leaf .U.
front sight: .U. marking front of the sight, sight is blued
Barrel band, first type, unmarked
push safety
Magazine catch AU marking, blued
Hammer: WU marking
Sear: .U. marking
Bolt, flat type, .U. marking and blued
Operating slide: .U. in circle
Stock, oval cut, low Wood, OI in sling well, buttplate Inland (late)Ordnance acceptance marking sanded off
Handguard, two rivets TN marking
As it seems, this carbine was never rebuilt. Receiver has a darker parkerized finish, than trigger housing, slide and Barrel. [URL=http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/kidobotai/media/underwood/smallDSC06699_zps309d4faf.jpg.html][/URL]


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