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I found this in a local PS a few years ago. An early century import which most Bavarians were import marked excluding the early CMP carbines years ago. All components are correct. Thank you
 

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Here’s a reply from James P. Mock of the Bavarian.com webpage for more of a description. Thank you.

Generally the folks that like the "Bavarians" look at the condition of the carbine and its parts first. In your carbines case, the WB-LP-1239 on the trigger guard was the marking mandated by the U.S. Office of Military Government (OMGUS) for the Wurttemberg-Baden Landpolizei (State Police). The 1239 was as inventory number but also indicates they received at 1,239 carbines or more. The Landpolizei added the LPW to the recoil plate and the 451 on the receiver bevel. The 451 indicates which police post/station the carbine was assigned too. I haven't found anything that identifies the different police posts/stations yet.

While most of the carbines that have returned from German police agencies have an import mark, there are very few that don't. Brought in before the 1968 Gun Control Act took effect or returned to the U.S. Army by Austria (who bought many from Bavaria) who passed them on to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in 2008 and again in 2014 for civilian sales.

Those interested in a carbine for its history after it left the manufacturer that included it's use during the Occupation of Germany don't devalue the carbine for its import mark. The import mark is simply part of its history.
 

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Good call on the Bavarian.com page. He has tons of info on those variants no one else has.
 
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