Re: M1 Carbine
If it has the bayonet lug, adjustable rear sight, and lever/switch style safety--those parts are all post ww2 and it is most likely an early 1950s rearsenaled ww2 vintage carbine. If you look closely at the markings near the front sight, you will likely see a date, e.g., 12 43, for December 1943. It also likely has a mix of parts, which is just the nature of the beast. Very few of these guns exist in their original configuration. BUT it is collectible and has value just as it is! These guns in excellent condition or bring a grand or more here on the east coast.
Last edited by Buffalochip; 09-13-2012 at 09:54 PM..