SOLD FOR: $1,284.00
Make: Inland Division of General Motors
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 5031419
Year of Manufacture: April to June of 1944 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). Barrel Date 1 – 44
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1” on the front and “INLAND DIV. / 5031419” on the rear. The bottom of the receiver is stamped with an “R” inspection stamp. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 1 – 44” and “P”. The barrel flat is marked with “B.I.” and “5” inspection stampings. The right rear of the trigger group is marked “INLAND” which is an Inland mark (page 78 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition). The hammer is marked “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 89). The magazine release is marked “M” and “W.I.” which is an Inland mark (pages 98). The plain push button safety is consistent with Inland & others (pages 93). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “OI in a circle” on the right lug which is an Inland mark (page 36). The bolt lugs are also marked with production numbers, “1” and “11”. The inside of the recoil plate is marked “DI” which is an Inland mark (page 135). The front sight is marked “N” which is consistent for Inland and others (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked with an “S” on the left. All Type I sights are marked this way (page 27). It is also marked with a faded “N-A” on the right. The Type II barrel band is marked “PI in a triangle” which is an Inland mark (page 58- 59). The sling well is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 108-109). The inside of the handguard is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 138).
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a flip up Type I dual aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock has a pistol grip, metal barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scrapes, some small scratches & light oxidation. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Many are deep and have damaged or removed portions of the wood. The most prominent are on the left, below the receiver. Many of these marks have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original. The receiver has been treated with cold black oxide.
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright; grey near the muzzle. The rifling is deep. There is erosion near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The receiver has been treated with cold black oxide. The barrel shows some small handling marks and light discoloration. The edges of the muzzle & front sight show light thinning. The right side of the receiver shows thinning from cycling. The trigger housing shows some light scrapes. The screw heads are intact. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is no magazine.
Our Assessment: This matching Inland M1 Carbine was made back in 1944. It has nice markings on the metal & wood that are all Inland marks. At some point in its life the rifles stock was refinished and the receiver was treated with cold black oxide, so the rifle looks nice. An all matching M1 is a favorable addition to a WWII collection. Good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable:This rifle is curio and relic eligible and can be transferred/sold in California.