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  1. Thanks a lot Charlie-Painter777. That's a lot of good information to stow away. Those are some big name neighbors as well! I'm hoping to find some pictures of Edward with the rifle. My dad happens to know the guy that maintains the elevator at the Fisher building so maybe there's a picture somewhere or maybe the Fisher family has something? I'd like to get as much info as possible. I would like to get it appraised with proof of it's presentation to Edward. Not even sure what it's worth at this point, and not sure if his name being attached to it will help that number, but I would assume it wouldn't hurt.
  2. So I got some information on the rifle. It was presented to Edward F. Fisher of the Fisher body division at general motors. It appears as though he was a VP at GM and was the general manager of the Fisher body division during the war. They apparently made armament for land sea and air. Pretty neat that the information is still out there and that people are willing to share. Thanks for helping me along in the process fellas.
  3. @Painter 777, The receiver is marked M1. So far nothing seems out of place as far as originality goes. Definitely no grinding or tampering with the metal or wood. Thanks for the links that's helping bring things into focus for sure. That's pretty neat that someone has the next two rifles. I'll be seeing you on the other forums I suppose. Thanks again Charlie. Regards, Garet Fix
  4. I will be posting this to the carbine club forum soon, have been to busy to get it taken care of. Hopefully I can find someone with the book that will say who it was given to if it was ever presented. I took it to the Michigan antique gunshow and got no new information except for the fact that a lot of people wanted it pretty badly. I will put any new info on here as I get it.
  5. And the serial number. The entire rifle is Inland minus the oiler and sling, which must have been added later. Clean and original! Just noticed the C almost looks like a G in the photo. It is definitely a C.
  6. I have stumbled across a presentation XC serialized M1 Carbine and have heard through the grape vine that there is a list out there of who the rifles were presented to. I know the one reference book was written by Max Hayward, but it seems to be pretty well impossible to find. If anyone is aware of where I could get the list or if anyone has it I would appreciate some input. Seems to be kind of difficult to find any information past the fact that is was a presentation piece made for someone at General Motors Corp.
  7. Buckle and the best picture I can provide of the heat lot number/
  8. I picked up this shell at a pawn shop recently. Couldn't pass it up for the price compared to what fixed bales tend to fetch at shows. The heat lot number is 4C1, which appears to be very early. I refuse to get all crazy with it and damage the paint, but I got it under a magnifier to make sure those were the only digits stamped. The helmet is in exceptional condition. No stress cracks or damage, outside of some pain abrasions. Is this helmet early war and does it look right as far as originality goes? I'm not very well versed on early helmets. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.
  9. Reschenk, I know, it looks a lot like a few different models. It's weird how the branches all meet at the attachment point though, and I can't visualize how it would mount on the sword. I also guess it is either made of nickel or silver, it is definitely non ferrous minus the bushing where the blade was fitted.
  10. Got this at a garage sale for $2. Figured I couldn't lose out on anything for that price. Any idea what type of sword this would have gone to? I have looked through multiple sword reference books and I have found nothing that looks the same. I originally thought it was for a model 1902 but quickly figured out otherwise. Maybe it's not even American but none the less here it is. Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
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