WWII Rock-Ola M1 M-1 Carbine U.S. .30CAL 18” Semi Auto Rifle 1943 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2,526

WOA#: WY240224CC022

Make: Rock-Ola Music Corporation.

Model: M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 4533683

Year of Manufacture: Late 1943

Caliber: .30 Carbine

Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine


Receiver Block: “ROCK-OLA”

Handguard: “RMC”

Front sight: “RP”

Barrel: “ROCK – OLA”  and a “P” Proof.

Slide: “ROCK-OLA”

Trigger Group: “ROCK-OLA”

Hammer: “B/R”

Rear Sight: “BR”

Receiver: “U.S. CARBINE  /  CAL. .30M1” and “ROCK-OLA / 4533683”

Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a flip up Type I, dual aperture assembly.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a semi- pistol grip, Type I barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through and a metal buttplate. The buttplate checkering is defined and there is minimal wear. The butt plate has begun to patina.. The wood shows light scattered scrapes, compressions and scratches. There is a small chip on the butt that has been covered with oil. The handguard is a 2 rivet handguard, with an oil filled in chip on the left side. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock and handguard rate in about Very Good overall condition for C&R.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with shallow rifling. There is no visible erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is a small patch of finish loss on the top of the barrel, the friction points on the charging handle and receiver, and inside the magazine well. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Magazine Quantity and Condition: This rifle includes three 15 round magazines. One of the magazines is in the original wrapping. The other two are blued with surfaces scratches throughout and minor surface rust in the creases. Overall they are in Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a green canvas sling and three 15 round magazines.

Our Assessment: The M1 Carbine was developed and produced after WWII started. Over 6 million were made by a number of U.S. companies to assist with the all out war effort. The M1 Carbine was widely issued to U.S. Military Forces which numbered over 16 million during WWII. The M1 Carbine contributed greatly to U.S. efforts during WWII.
The Rock-Ola Music Corporation was a top maker of jukeboxes. Starting in 1935, Rock-Ola sold more than 400,000 jukeboxes under the Rock-Ola brand name. It is thought to have inspired the term Rock & Roll. During WWII Rock-Ola was one of the many companies who helped with the war effort. Rock-Ola only produced about 3.7% of the total number of wartime M1 Carbines. Due to both the relative rarity of Rock-Ola M1 Carbines and the distinctive name, Rock-Ola M1 Carbines are prized among collectors. This Rock-Ola M1 Carbine was made back in 1943. It uses almost all Rock-Ola parts so there are a lot of Rock-Ola markings on the rifle. If you are a music fan and a gun lover this rifle will make a great addition to your collection. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

WWII Rock-Ola M1 M-1 Carbine U.S. .30CAL 18” Semi Auto Rifle 1943 C&R
WWII Rock-Ola M1 M-1 Carbine U.S. .30CAL 18” Semi Auto Rifle 1943 C&R