I picked this up this post war (April 1944?) re-import rifle for $600 out the door. It is a rebuild using a mix of parts but I feel it was a good value. Barrel is clean and rifling is defined but I have nothing to compare it to. Some markings are not readily identifiable. Here is a breakdown...
Stock - RIA EB (left side), IO in well and proof mark on grip. 3" barrel slot Hand guard - unmarked 4 rivet Barrel - W (4" from muzzle) W/P proof (7" from muzzle) under T3 band Barrel import mark H/L Ord Arlington Va (barely visible) Barrel gas chamber - OE near trigger housing lug and L Y at gas piston Gas piston - unmarked Front sight - unmarked (appears to be a milled variety) Barrel band - Circle A (bayonet lug removed) Slide - Type C marked T on bottom Bolt - Marked .U. (not disassembled to check firing pin or extractor) Recoil plate - D.I. Hammer - H.I. (did not confirm if Type C or D when removed) Sear - Type C RIA (on side) Trigger - W Mag release - Type A (?) W-I Trigger housing - Type E (?) with oil hole, S.A. right side
I picked this up this post war (April 1944?) re-import rifle for $600 out the door.
$600 is a good price for a complete mixmaster with ARL ORN mark. You would expect most carbines that went thru a rebuild to be a mix of parts as yours is. My 5.7 is also an Arl import marked carbine, just proves they indeed were overseas at one time. Oh, by the way, WWII ended in September of 1945 so a 1944 carbine would not be post war.