This just came out of the woodwork locally, found in the back of a gun cabinet, we have a very sharp completely uncleaned and untouched Quality Hardware M1 Carbine from the very scarce and hard to find final 4th block, built in the last month of production which was April, 1944. This was a vet brought back rifle exactly as you see it and 100% factory original. It has a combination of late and early features that are very unique to these late production QH carbines, such as the use of a round bolt,but high wood and still a flip sight. The really interesting feature of this example is that the cartouche was struck extremely deep, apparently the stamping machine was out of adjustment, as the whole face of the punch can be seen on the stock. We chose not to clean this carbine so that you could appreciate the pristine un-messed with condition of it and we decided to leave the pleasurable task of cleaning it up to the next caretaker.