The Barrel date is 10-1943. The carbine’s serial number is 4637278. The barrel is by Buffalo Arms Co. which was one of the barrel suppliers for Quality Hardware. The bore is bright with no issues. This carbine has all of the original parts that would be correct for the serial number range and production date. This carbine has the correct front and flip rear sight. The carbine has the original finish on the parts and gun itself. The original finish would rate a 96% overall condition. The stock and handguard are in fine condition. There is no cracks or wood damage on the stock and handguard. The wood has the correct codes for Quality Hardware in the sling slot and under the hand guard. This is a very fine condition Quality Hardware M1 carbine! Quality Hardware produced 5.9% of the total production of M1 carbines during the war. That breaks down to about 359666 carbines total! Quality Hardware is number 6 of 10 in rarity. This carbine is one of the one’s that survived the war in it’s original as issued condition!
Curio&Relic ABEE (6) F. No. 559 -21
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.