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hunterman1
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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  6:46:03 PM  Show Profile Send hunterman1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I picked up a carbine at a gun show this weekend and it has this receiver, with 3 manufacturers noted. What can anyone tell me about this?

Edited by - jimb16 on 01/28/2015 11:15:57 PM

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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  8:11:49 PM  Show Profile Send always learning a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, that's a pretty rare IBM lineout to National Postal Meter. I couldn't find an exact number IBM sent to them, maybe someone else knows.
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Tuna
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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  10:21:19 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The receiver was made by Auto Ordnance (AO)a sub-contractor for IBM. In fact IBM management was running AO at that time. IBM then sent the receiver to NPM. There are no records yet of how many receivers were sent to NPM by IBM but this was done most likely in the November/December 1943 time frame. Line outs like your would bring a sight premium and have about an added value of $50 more to the carbine.
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jimb16
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Posted - 01/28/2015 :  11:20:42 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Actually, those are very rare. I have one myself. Its too bad that it has been reparked. Still, it is rare enough that it would get a big premium. If it were all original in fine condition, you would be looking at $4500- $5000. Refinished like that, it is still probably worth at least $1500.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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jimb16
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Posted - 01/29/2015 :  3:52:34 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Blue Sky barrel is most likely original. If it shoots ok, I'd just leave it alone. It won't hurt the value since the carbine has been rebuilt and refinished.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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