The Underwood’s barrel date is 6-43. The carbine’s serial number is 752165 in the Inland serial range. Inland Division of General Motors supplied receivers to other manufacturing company’s that were running short of receivers. This was to keep production running smoothly and on time. These “Line Outs” are rare today! The company that receives these receivers will then line out Inland and put their production name in place of Inland. This “Line Out” is one of these receivers. Underwood Lined Out Inland and put their .U. code for Underwood for their use and assembly of the Underwood Carbine. All of the gun parts are Underwood Coded. These parts are correct for the time frame and barrel date. The carbine shows light service use and wear. The metal parts retain all of the original finish. The flat bolt has almost all of the original bluing intact. The Underwood barrel bore is bright with sharp lands. The front and rear sight are original to this gun. Even the magazine is Underwood coded. The stock and forend is Inland coded. The recoil plate and butt plate is also by Inland. The stock and forend is coded IO. This complete stock is in very nice condition. I do not know if Inland delivered to Underwood complete stocks with the receiver order. My research has not come up with a answer to this. This is how I received this carbine. Sometimes it is best to leave well enough alone! These “Line Outs” were done very rarely. This is a fine example of cooperation between the various companies to keep war production going smoothly!
Curio&Relic LHEE ( 7) F. No. 621 -22
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.