WWII Inland Division M1 Carbine
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
$1,056.78
Starting Bid
$500.00
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Time Left 15 min rule
Item has Ended
8/4/2017 3:17 PM
Item 671862387
Location Vevay, IN 47043
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While not a rare gun, as Inland made nearly 2.7 million of these, this one is in rare condition. It’s got everything you want to see in a fine example. Be advised, per Bruce Canton’s book, that there were ten company’s awarded the contract to produce M1 Carbines during WWII. This was due to the fact that the US government had to scramble to supply rapidly mobilizing armed forces - thus many contractors provided parts to other contractors to meet the necessary demand. Thus, parts with different contractor marks is common, and it does not affect authenticity or originality for a WWII era gun, as is the case with this gun. Also, don’t get confused about “Early year and “Late year” parts in dictating the originality of a WWII specimen - many times as parts were updated and revised as the guns were produced, a mixture of early and late year parts were used together. This was very common as the speed in which they were made, updated and revised was very fast. Thus, a 1944 produced Carbine may have wartime parts from as early as 1942 and late year parts up to the end of 1944. It’s when guns start to have a mixture of 1945 and laters parts and other rebuild elements that affect WWII originality. I won’t go into every single minute part of this rifle, but here are the most important identification attributes: The serial number puts this gun’s manufacture between February - April, 1944. The stock is a mid to late model with “Low Wood” over operating rod, “oval oiler cut”, and “IO” marked in the sling recess. It is marked with the Cross Cannon escutcheon on the right side. Early to mid year production two-rivet handguard with narrow sight window groove. The barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. GENERAL MOTORS 2 - 44”. Inland did not put the flaming bomb mark on their barrels. Milled type front sight. Narrow “Type 1” barrel band. Parkerized wide receiver tang with correct blued rounded bolt. Receiver marked at front “US Carbine Cal .30”. Rear of receiver marked “INLAND DIV” and serial number. Parkerized Milled Trigger housing with mid to late year uncheckered safety and “M” stamped magazine catch. Milled adjustable rear sight that came into use after the flip sight around serial number 5,000,000. “Type 5” L379 Operating Slide. The sling came with this gun and while it is an authentic WWII M1 Carbine sling, I don’t believe it is original to this gun. But it coud be. Authentic WWII Carbine slings are excessively rare and there are many fakes - this sling is not. It is a dark olive web material with the metal “C” shaped tabs. There are no makers marks but this is not uncommon. The oiler is authentic for the year of this gun but I don’t think it’s original to this gun. It is marked “IS” on the bottom which stands for “International Silver”. The magazine also came with this gun and it is the correct year for this gun. It is marked “IS”, but I don’t believe it’s original to this gun. The magazine pouch is authentic and came with this gun. I am not sure when it was added, but it was after WWII. It is marked “US” in front and “HOFF 1943” on the back. Aside from the authentic WWII era sling, oiler, magazine, and magazine pouch, that may or may not be original to this gun, this M1 Carbine is in fine condition. Please contact me with any questions.
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6.00 Pounds