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qualityM1
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USA
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Posted - 05/06/2017 :  6:05:29 PM  Show Profile Send qualityM1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I just joined the forum and have owned a Quality Hardware & Machine M1 Carbine produced in June '43, serial # 1590135, since '92. I purchased it for protection during the LA riots. Always enjoyed shooting and a friend of mine took it to his gunsmithing school in Lakewood, Colorado and the instructor told my friend that this particular rifle saw action both in WW2 and the Korean War. He stated that there is pitting on the barrel and bayonet lug consistent with what would have happened if the bayonet was used and the blood of the enemy wasn't wiped off and the salt began to attack the metal.

I want to learn more about this carbine and if there is a way for me to track where it saw duty. Would also like to connect to other owners of Quality Hadware carbines and learn and share with all of you.

Quality Hardware M1

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Tuna
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Posted - 05/06/2017 :  8:23:42 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the forums, but be advised there is no paper trail of who, what, when or where carbines were issued and used. There is no way to track a carbine unless it's one that is famous like Audie Murphy's carbine is.
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Jackp
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USA
951 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2017 :  8:35:05 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi and welcome to the Carbine Forum from New Mexico!

I too have a QHMC carbine SN 1560XXX. I have been unable to track any history of my carbine prior to when it was sold by the CMP in 2008. It would be the exception that any record could be found that might trace it to a specific unit or theater of combat. Perhaps you could assume some history by markings found on the rifle's parts. However, since your carbine has a bayonet lug, it's likely that it has been through at least one arsenal rebuild and such original parts have likely been switched out (i.e. stock, barrel, etc.) so the reliability of this can be problematic. Let us know the specifics of your carbines configuration and markings and maybe some of the members here can help add to it's history. Specific things that can help would be pictures of rebuild stamps, import marks, other non USGI markings such as Lend Lease/MAP country specific marks, etc.

JackP

Edited by - Jackp on 05/06/2017 8:37:12 PM
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Gman
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USA
12 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2017 :  12:58:13 PM  Show Profile Send Gman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi and welcome aboard.
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