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unclebud
12-23-2010, 6:06 PM
I have a carbine with just a W on the back of the receiver. The serial number is50XXX I have tried to locate who made it without any luck. Anyone know anything about this?

xlflyer
12-23-2010, 7:15 PM
https://m1collectorsclub.com/M1_Carbine.html

El Gato
12-23-2010, 8:22 PM
I have a carbine with just a W on the back of the receiver. The serial number is50XXX I have tried to locate who made it without any luck. Anyone know anything about this?

didja look under the rear sight?
when they put the new style rear on them..it covered up the makers mark...

Army
12-23-2010, 8:41 PM
B- IBM
W - Winchester
N - National Post Meter
RMC - Rockola
I - Inland (WI - Winchester for Inland, AOB - Auto Ord for IBM, etc)
AO - Auto Ordanance (sub contractor)
Q - Quality
SG - Saginaw
S'G' - Saginaw Grand rapids
IP - Irwin Pederson
U - Underwood
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Milsurp Collector
12-24-2010, 2:08 PM
I have a carbine with just a W on the back of the receiver. The serial number is50XXX I have tried to locate who made it without any luck. Anyone know anything about this?

A serial number in the 50000s means it was made by Inland Division of General Motors. Is the "W" on the recoil plate?

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