Left side view or early Underwood M1 Carbine.
Right side view or early Underwood M1 Carbine.
1943 manufactured Avery M1 carbine magazine pouch.
Rear view, Avery M1 carbine magazine pouch.
closeup of ink-stamped manufacturer markings on the mag pouch.
Closeup of the "Star Pull" snap on the magazine pouch. Note that fakes typically do not have Star Pull markings.
Two WW2 era 15-round magazines. Top made by Smith-Corona and the bottom made by Underwood.
Receiver manufacturer markings. Note the serial number places production in approximately February, 1943.
Model markings in the front receiver ring.
Note the flat-profile bolt and early operating slide.
Note the early handguard with only 2 rivet holes. Later production handguards had 4 rivet holes.
Note the early push-button safety in the trigger guard housing.
Rare UEF/GHD early-issue cartouche appropriate for an early Underwood carbine.
UEF = Underwood Elliott Fisher.
GHD = Guy H. Drewry Brig. General, Army Inspector of Ordnance
View of buttstock. Note how the oiler holds the M1 carbine sling in place.
Note the "high-wall" stock. On later production, this thin and fragile part of the stock was removed up to where the handguard vent ends, exposing the height of the operating slide arm throughout its length.
Note the early push-button safety. Later in production and during re-arsenalling, the push-button was replaced with a flip-type safety that could be operated in both directions without removing your hand from the wrist of the stock.
Opposite side view.
Stock grip area.
P-proof mark in the base of the stock grip.
Note the early stock band. Later types were wider with a hole to engage the catch-spring. Still later, bands were introduced to accept a bayonet. No early production carbines left he factory with bayonet lugs and very few carbine with bayonet lugs made it out to troops before the end of WW2.
Front sling swivel.
Top view of front stock band.
Barrel dated to April 1943.