M1 CARBINE SAGINAW RARE GRAND RAPIDS PRODUCTION STEERING GEAR CARBINE

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M1 CARBINE SAGINAW RARE GRAND RAPIDS PRODUCTION STEERING GEAR CARBINE  Guns > Rifles > Military Misc. Rifles US > M1 Carbine
Description: In 1942, the Ordinance District requested of General Motors, Saginaw Steering Gear Division, take over the M1 carbine production assigned to Irwin-Pedersen in Grand Rapids. To separate the production of each plant, the prime symbol (‘) was marked after the S'G' on the receivers of the Grand Rapids carbines. Because the Grand Rapids plant was having to ramp up production quickly and had yet to manufacture all necessary parts for production, purchases of parts were made from other subcontractors including Underwood, Rock-Ola, Inland and others. The serial numbers for the Saginaw plant included the block 3,250,020 to 3,651,519, which normally would place this Carbine [3,636,xxx] in late Saginaw production. However, the Grand Rapids plant has been shown, by the S'G' marking to have used some of the Saginaw, Michigan serial numbers. Which seems to be the case with this rather rare Carbine. If you consider that there was a total Saginaw Steering Gear M1 Carbine production, during WWII, of only 517,212 weapons, which accounts for just 8.5% of total carbine production, and Grand Rapids production even smaller, with only about 223,620 manufactured during the war, then, any Carbine from the Grand Rapids plant is a very scarce version.

This Saginaw M1 Carbine is serial number 3,646,xxx, placing it in the rare enough late Saginaw, Michigan serial number block. However, the number stamping is crisp and the serial numbers have the offset numerals that are characteristic of Saginaw Grand Rapids receivers but Grand Rapids used this number in the Saginaw, Michigan range. Additionally, there appears to be a ‘ prime symbol over the S in the SG stamp on the left side of the receiver- see photo- indicating Grand Rapids plant. The Grand Rapids type barrel is 1943 Underwood, original to the production date of the rifle [Sept.-Oct. 43] very bright with strong lands, the trigger housing Underwood, again, all consistent with Grand Rapids production. The left butt of the stock shows the RIA [Rock Island Arsenal] over EB [Elmer Bjerke], showing post WWII overhaul. The mag is original GI Quality Hardware "UQ" marked. There is a very weak cartouche in a square on the Right butt [R?O] If interested ask for more photos. PAYMENT OPTIONS: I accept USPS Money Orders and personal/business checks. I will also accept certain Paypal. Items paid with US Postal Money Orders & Paypal will ship forthwith. Items paid with checks will ship when check clears. Usually within 10 days. Payment must be received within 10 days of purchase.

LAYAWAY: If needed I offer a 60 lay-a-way option. It is 1/3 immediately, 1/3 in 30 days and 1/3 in 60 days. Lay-a-way Firearm sales are final. If you fail to close the deal I will hold funds until the firearm is sold. If the firearm is sold for less, the difference will be deducted from the deposit plus 10% for my time, storage and taking the firearm off the market for your lay-a-way period.

SHIPPING: All firearms shipped Priority Mail with insurance. Price stated is for the lower 48.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT- Modern firearms must be transferred through a licensed FFL dealer in Buyer's area. Buyer must supply to Seller a copy of Buyer's driver license and a copy of Buyer's local FFL dealer's license before shipment will be made. A C&R License is acceptable for C&R firearms. All handguns are shipped to an FFL.

SAFETY NOTICE- Buyer is solely responsible for determining that the firearm purchased is safe to shoot. By bidding, the buyer agrees to hold seller harmless against damages, injury, or death caused by buyer's failure to have the firearm properly inspected for safety.

RETURN POLICY- All firearms come with a 3-day return policy conditioned upon the firearm being returned in exactly the condition mailed- not being fired , messed with in any way. In the case of a return, buyer pays all shipping charges. FIREARM MUST STAY WITH FFL DURING 3 DAY RETURN PERIOD OR IT'S YOURS.


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Saginaw
UPC: M1 Carbine
Caliber: .30 Carbine (7.62 x 33)
Location: CA

Trades Accepted: I do not take trades.

My FFL license is that of a C&R license.

Shipping Notes: I ship USPS Priority Mail

Item #: 917486834
Stock No.: 498
Seller Since: Jul. 2011
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Rancho Santa Fe
State: CA
Price:
$1,850.00


Shipping: $40.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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