2/22/21 - This is a correct configuration for a late, "second run" WW2 paratrooper carbine. About 70k were made in the second run. Barrel date puts this one in the middle of the 2nd run (9/44). The barrel has no bayonet lug and no evidence that one was ever installed. The rear site is adjustable but I am told and books indicate that this is correct for a 9/44 carbine. Parts all appear to be correct for the gun. Type 2 barrel band. While I am not an expert on M1 Carbines, I had this one checked out and have been told that it is all correct. Stock looks original. Leather cheek pad and rivets also seem original. Rivets are flush with the leather as they should be and the butt plate casting numbers are faint as they should be. Inland (GM) made, in the 5,521,xxx serial range. All original finish. 15 round magazine is S-O marked. Hairline crack in the back of the stock. I see no cartouche on the stock, but bottom of the grip handle is marked RI over 3, which the book indicates were subcontracted paratrooper stocks made by Royal Typewriter, and correct for this carbine. The inside of the barrel cover is marked IO. Also comes with a period correct, good condition, military issued shoulder strap. Excellent bore.