The Carbine Collectors Club

Click on the image above to learn more about the M1 Carbine


Forum Home Forum Home > The Club > Club Requests and Member Submissions
  New Posts New Posts
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login


Spotters Report SBAMA Stock Marking SR

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
New2brass View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
Dan Pinto, Photo Editor

Joined: Nov 29 2015
Location: CT
Status: Offline
Points: 3484
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote New2brass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Spotters Report SBAMA Stock Marking SR
    Posted: Oct 02 2021 at 2:57pm
Tony Simonetti reports an interesting carbine observed at a local show.
The carbine looks as if i was fresh from a rebuild with the standard upgrades. Parts were minty fresh park and an amazing looking stock.
The stock has the letters SBAMA stamped on the left side of the butt.
Behind the recoil plate and the side of the slide have an orange stamp that was a bit illegible.

A quick search of SBAMA result San Bernardino Air Material Area.
SBAMA was hosted at the Norton Air Force Base and was charged with providing logistical support, supply, maintenance, and procurement responsibilities to all the Atlas and Titan ballistic missile bases that were coming online in the 1950s. They also had the same responsibilities for the Thor sites in England.

By the mid 60s SBAMA was responsible for the deactivation of America's first generation of missile bases where they oversaw the removal and transportation of missiles, preservation of the complexes as well as the disposition of the installed equipment and properties.


http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/uploads/1014/SBAMA1.jpg

At first glance it looks like it has the number 89, but it is upsidedown

http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/uploads/1014/SBAMA2.jpg

When filliped it appears to say
OK-10
  59
CLOSE (the bottom word I am unsure of.)

http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/uploads/1014/SBAMA3.jpg

The orange marking is interesting.
did it have something to do with the a rebuild?
Is it an form of acceptance of inventory that happens to be from an earlier rebuild?

Tony tells me there is no import marking or rebuild marking.

Thanks to Tony for reporting
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Quick Reply
Name:

Message:
   NoFollow is applied to all links from this forum
 Enable BBcodes
Security Code:
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code  Refresh Refresh Image
Powered by Web Wiz CAPTCHA version 4.04 wwf
Copyright ©2005-2013 Web Wiz
Please enter the Security Code exactly as shown in image format.
Cookies must be enabled on your web browser.

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.