This Rock-Ola Carbine was produced around October of 1943. The carbine’s serial number is 1693925. This carbine has the standard Rock-Ola undated barrel chambered for the 30 M1 Carbine round. The bore is in very fine condition. The sights are the correct sights for the time frame and serial number. This gun has all the correct Rock-Ola parts intact for the serial number range and time frame. There is no alterations or rebuilding with this carbine. It even has the Rock-Ola Oiler and Magazine with this gun! This carbine has seen tropical service use and wear. When I was checking this carbine out there was still traces of some sand in the stock crevasse. The original sling is with this gun. The sling shows much service wear. The stock and handguard have no cracks or wood damage. The Ordnance and Makers stamps are clear and readable. The action works smoothly with no issues. The flat bolt retains most of the original bluing. The barrel does show some exterior light pitting in spots from the barrel band to the front sight due to tropical service use. The gun parts are in fine condition with no rusting or surface pitting. This carbine certainly has a story to tell! These Rock-Ola produced carbines are one of the hardest carbines to find in original as issued condition. They only produced 228500 carbines during the war. That means that Rock-Ola produced 3.7% of the total production of the carbines produced in World War 2. These are rare Carbines! Here is an original as issued Rock-Ola carbine that has not been played with that has wonderful history to this gun!
Curio&Relic LAKE (7) F. No. 617 -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.