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1944 M1 carbine

ok guys I found a M1 carbine made by IBM in 1944 for WW2 that was brought home by my father when he came home from Korea ,its in a case marked Davis shoe comp.1943 it is in good shape for being stored since the 60s and has 3 little 1/4 inch rough spots. i never knew this gun was even in my parents house and when i found it my mom remembered him returning from korea with it. any ideas on worth as i am not a ww2 gun nut

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Alot will depend on what company made it. There were several that were contracted to produce them, some made alot of them, some didnt....I've got a magazine somewhere around, that has a cple page article on them.
Go to gunbroker.com see if you can find a cple there, see what the prices are

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made by ibm in 1944 , ibm had the 3rd lowest production run and on gun broker they go from 100 bucks to 2500 bucks

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You arent trying to sell it are you? Thats an awesome gun to have in your collection. Not to mention sentimental value.

A total of over 6 million M1 carbines of various models were manufactured, making it the most produced small arm for the American military during World War II. Despite being designed by Winchester, the great majority of these were made by other companies. The largest producer was the Inland division of General Motors, but many others were made by contractors as diverse as IBM, the Underwood Typewriter Company, and the Rock-Ola jukebox company. Irwin-Pedersen models were the fewest produced, at a little over 4,000. Many carbines were refurbished at several arsenals after the war, with many parts interchanged from original maker carbines. True untouched war production carbines, therefore, are the most desireable for collectors.



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