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Un-Quality Presentation M1 Carbine

Bid To:  $1,500  |  Ended On: 1/07/2024
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Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: N/A

Lot #: 20

Known Details

Caliber: Cal. .30, M1

Finish: Parkerized

Stock: Walnut

Barrel Length: 18"

Round Capacity: 15 - 30

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial No.: 4432806

Presentation Carbine to Adjutant General

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Ground : $55.00

Payment Methods: Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Business Check

This Un-Quality presentation M1 Carbine was awarded to Adjutant General Billy G. Wellman. The M1 Carbine is a semi-automatic carbine rifle chambered in Cal .30. General Billy G. Wellman served as Kentucky’s Adjutant General From 1977 to 1987. In addition to his service as an Adjutant General Wellman was highly decorated and held many positions during his distinguished career which included Justice Cabinet Secretary and State Police Commissioner, both positions in Kentucky. This carbine awarded to Adjutant General Wellman, carries the Un-Quality receiver, a rare receiver due to its low production total. 

This presentation carbine is in excellent condition, has an 18” barrel and stock in a beautiful American Black Walnut. The parkerized finish on the barrel and receiver group shows its fresh texture with minimal handling marks. Fitted with low wood cut stock, and oval sling cuts on the butt stock. This M1 carbine has a two-rivet hand-guard and type III barrel band with bayonet lug, green web sling, oiler, and rotary style safety. 


This M1 Carbine is within the serial range manufactured by Quality Hardware, as mentioned above the receiver above the serial number “4432806” and “Un-Quality” mostly obscured by the rear adjustable site. The Un-Quality marking signifies the receiver was sub-contracted and manufactured by Union Switch & Signal. The plaque fitted to the stock sits below the Major Generals two-stars and reads “MG BILLY G WELLMAN” “ADJUTANT GENERAL” “KY NG 1984” “1st Bn 149 INF (M)” The various parts are marked as follows; Bayonet Lug “SA”, Front receiver ring “U.S. CARBINE” “CAL. .30, M1”, Magazine Slide Catch “CC M”, Rear Sight “I.R.CO. 7160060” 

Overall, the finish on the parkerized is excellent condition showing a few handling marks on the barrel. The bolt and slide are clean and in excellent finish condition. The stock is in great condition with minor handling marks or pressure related dents. 

Included with the auction of this outstanding M1 Carbine, is a variety of personal military effects of Major General Billy Wellman. The included items all shown in the gallery are; The Major General’s Marlow White Blue General Officers Jacket, Blue Mess Jacket, Trousers, accompanying hats, helmet, Photos of the General, the battalion, the adjutants general brass wall/door plaque, a variety of the Decorated General’s Awards, and miscellaneous belongings. 

Major General Billy G Wellman and Officers Hat

This presentation M1 Carbine is one of the most complete Adjutant General Collections, and perfect addition for World War II long arm collections. 

Highest Bid
$1,500 by vet-72
Ended On
January 7th, 2024
Auction Result
Reserve Not Met
Bids
9
738 Views | 9 Watchers

Comments & Questions

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MWELL1

01/27/2024 1:58:02 AM UTC

I am very interested in these items. They belonged to a family member. Please let me know if they are still available.

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Safe Queens

01/08/2024 1:00:43 AM UTC

Reserve not met - Bid to $1,500

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vet-72

01/08/2024 12:52:41 AM UTC

$1,500 Bid

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bighornusa

12/24/2023 7:23:47 PM UTC

$1,302 Bid

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vet-72

12/24/2023 2:34:18 PM UTC

$1,200 Bid

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bighornusa

12/24/2023 2:24:21 PM UTC

$955 Bid

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vet-72

12/24/2023 10:57:57 AM UTC

$750 Bid

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bighornusa

12/24/2023 4:36:21 AM UTC

$675 Bid

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vet-72

12/13/2023 7:35:43 PM UTC

$400 Bid

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KENNYB

12/13/2023 6:20:04 PM UTC

$200 Bid

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vet-72

12/02/2023 11:19:23 PM UTC

$10 Bid

Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: N/A

Lot #: 20

Known Details

Caliber: Cal. .30, M1

Finish: Parkerized

Stock: Walnut

Barrel Length: 18"

Round Capacity: 15 - 30

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial No.: 4432806

Presentation Carbine to Adjutant General

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Ground : $55.00

Payment Methods: Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Business Check

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