underwood m1 carbine 11 43 on barrel. what's it worth

Discussion in 'Guns, Ammunition, and Reloading' started by spud123, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. spud123

    spud123 Well-Known Member

    i have an old ww11 m1 carbine that says underwood 1143 on the barrel. could anyone tell me what the gun is worth. it shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger and has a 15 round clip. is in good condition but has a scope mount on it instead of the original peep sights.
     
  2. spud123

    spud123 Well-Known Member

    what does the 11 43 mean ?
     

  3. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Possibly a manufacture date.
     
  4. storyhunter

    storyhunter Well-Known Member

    Check on the top of the receiver, just behind where the peep sight would have been, should be a manufacturer's name for the receiver. If I'm not mistaken, Underwood (the typewriter people) didn't build anything other than barrels. They will often be found on U.S. Postal Meter actions, as Postal Meter built actions, but not barrels if my information is correct.

    Depending on condition, expect to get about $450 - $600. for the carbine if it is original U.S.P.M. action and Underwood barrel but has been drilled for a scope and the rear sight removed. The 11 43 on your barrel I believe means it was manufactured in November, 1943.
     
  5. spud123

    spud123 Well-Known Member

    thanks guys i really appreciate it.