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Rockola M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine Rifle
  • .30 carbine caliber
  • Rockola barrel dated 4-1943
  • Rockola receiver
  • Desirable flat top bolt
  • Military parkerized finish
  • Folding paratrooper stock with ID# B257614 (leather very good)
  • Green canvas carbine sling
  • Adjustable rear ramp sight
  • Bayonet lug
  • Slick action
  • Rare muzzle flash hider marked "Hider Flash M3-U"
  • Inside of stock marked "OI" for Inland
  • Bore is excellent and bright with solid lands and grooves
  • (1) 15 round magazine marked SL
  • While originally 140,000 M1A1 Paratroopers were built solely by Inland Arsenal, rebuilds were configured by other makers and put back in battery on the war front
  • Wood is in very good condition with no splits or cracks
  • Original parkerized finish 90%
  • A very rare M1 maker in a rare arsenal paratrooper configuration
  • NO import marks
  • WWII Veteran bring back, we bought from family
  • Front barrel band marked "JM"
  • Safety lever switch style marked (E) I
  • Magazine release marked M
  • One of only 228,500 Rockolas made
  • 9th rarest of all the makers
  • Includes Shane MFG Co 1944 dated OD green canvas paratrooper (carbine transport) case in 90% condition ($395 value)
  • Paratrooper M1A1 began delivery in October 1942, originally by Inland
  • Designed for Airborne use
  • This rifle is a Veteran bring back. Used in allied invasion of Sicily, code name Operation Husky. Battle was from July 9, 1943-August 17, 1943. 505th Parachute Infantry Company H, part of 82nd Airborne Division serving under Colonel Gavin. Later served in Normandy and the battle of the Bulge. Father was a Sargent
  • Serial number 1683191

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