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    Posted: Aug 21 2019 at 12:40pm
For the better part of two years now, I have owned a beautiful 4 rivet walnut handguard that is marked PI. I know PI is a known Inland mark for metal parts such as rear sights, slides, etc. (Packard Mfg. for Inland if I am not mistaken) Does anyone know who made this handguard? I can verify it is not PJ marked, but rather PI. Thanks in advance!


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I've seen PI marked HG's reported by others, made from both walnut and birch.
Every reply I've seen is 'It must be a PJ' or P1.
PJ would be a replacement made by Pedersen Mfg. for Jewell Bros Mfg. Spare stock contract.
I have never heard the answer to your question.

Even though PI hand guards are out there....



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I did have a theory however there is really nothing to back it except for prior knowledge and a WAG. Would it be reasonable to assume that PI could be Pedersen Bros. for Inland? Why I say that is as we know Pedersen made stocks and HGs for Underwood and as replacement parts. That being the case I feel it may be slightly logical to wonder if maybe Pedersen made HGs for Inland, then again this was a WAG that I made based on what I already know. Not saying it is fact by any means however.
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That would be my WAG also.
Maybe WWII post war replacements.
I could see SE Overton wanting to scale back and get back to furniture $$ (But did build stocks after the War for a while, to include some for the toy carbines)
And Hillerich and Bradsby back to baseball bats for all the returning GI'S and return of baseball.

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On page 131 of R C Larson's M1 Carbine 2nd edition is a reference to P-1 stock replacement
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I would not put too much confidence in anything from larson.

Somewhere I posted a responce to a handguard that had a lamination over a HG that was cutout for an M3 stock.

I came across a basket of these handguard at a show. The warkinhs were varied,  but I do not believe any of them were USGI.
One of them was marked PI.
I am not saying this is the case with the OPs.

I guess I would start with a Pedersen made HG and compare machining and stamps.
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