I've got A line on an M1 Carbine which i haven't seen yet.
The guy who has it isn't terribly knowlegdeable but he told me the markings on the rifle are
"Trimble, Tennessee" and
"NPM FJA 4057xxx"
Can anyone give me any input about this carbine?
I presume that national postal meter is the maufactureer and they were located in Trimble , Tn
anyone know if this is correct
I am Presuming thats what the "NPM" standss for..is this right?
What about the and FJA... What do those letters signify?
I'm thinking that 4057xxx is a serial number, but as i said, i havent seen the rifle yet and the owner isnt up on these things.
If you can determine the maufacturer from this limited info, quality and guestimates on value (he says it is in "great shape" ) would be helpful
thanks guys for helping me despite this vague information
It's logical to assume that NPM is National Postal Meter. FJA sounds like a stock marking. That would be the initials of the commander of the Ordinance Department at the time the weapon was accepted. I suggest trying www.jouster.com. You will find some real carbine experts there.
FJA is the initials of Inspector Frank J Atwood.