7/31/17 - This is an original, late WW2 production M1 Carbine Rifle. The rifle is in excellent original condition with very nice metal and wood. The bore is beautiful and shiny, we rate at a 10 out of 10! The barrel is maker stamped and dated 1944. There is a small amount very light brown patina on the barrel. The metal on and around the receiver is excellent as well. The rear sight is a correct late war adjustable sight. The wood is excellent with no signs of sanding. The interior of the strap well has a maker stamp, and the reverse side of the stock has a strong cartouche. This looks like a slight double stamp if you look closely. The shoulder strap is period correct and original as well. Guaranteed original and authentic.