Canadian Issue M1 Carbine Dewat
- Price: $2,495.00 CAD
- Licensing Category: Antique
This item is a deactivated inland , all original type 1 carbine that has been deactivated to the current standards. This item is an exceptional example as to condition and its original WW2 Canadian issue. This piece shows 98% of its Parkerized finish and all of this type 1 configeration, ie: flip sight, no bayonet lug, push safety and type1 wood. The stock shows clear P proof, U.S. Ordnance bomb in sling cut, US Ordnance whell and the Canadian C broad arrow adjoining the same. The right side of the stock shows a 3" by 3/8" wood repair. At some time a scope mount was attached to the frame. As per Larry L. Ruth ,at page 521 "War Baby 11" , Canada purchased a small number of carbines between 1942 & 1945, primarily for the Canadian Z force established in 1943- approximately 228 M1 and 2 M1A1 carbines. Copy attached. As an alternative to the above information is the information that was expressed by a prior owner. This information was that this carbine was brought back by an officer (former St. John Fuslliers) who was with the 6th Canadian Division C. Company that took part in the U.S./Canadian expedition to Kiski from the 16 Aug 1943 to the 6th of January 1944. This may well be the original source of this item. The date of the carbine, tied to the fact that the Canadian units were issued US uniforms and weapons, may support the same. This dewated non gun remains in above average condition with original markings. A very scarce piece of WW2 Canadian militaria. Deactivated- not subject to license.