Sold For: $1,950
Make: Inland Division of General Motors
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 5474482
Year of Manufacture: October to December, 1944 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide); Barrel Date: 8 – 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. / 5474482” on the rear. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 8 – 44” as well as “P”. The barrel flat is marked with several inspection stamps. The right side of the barrel shank is marked with a small “flaming bomb”. The right rear of the trigger group is marked “ST” which is a Standard Products 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 smooth push button safety is unmarked which is consistent with Inland and others (page 95). The magazine release is marked “M” and “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 98). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “S’G’ ” on the right lug which was used by Irwin-Pederson and Saginaw S’G’ (page 36). The front sight is marked “N” which is consistent with Inland and others (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked “S” on the left. All Type I rear sights are marked “S” on the left (page 29). The Type II barrel band is marked with a faded “PI in a triangle” which is an Inland mark (page 58- 59). The interior of the handguard is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 138). The sling well is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (pages 108- 109). The left side of the buttstock is marked with an Ordnance Department “crossed cannons” cartouche.
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The Type I rear sight is a flip up dual aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, Type II barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scrapes, small scratches, and oxidation; mostly on the edges. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. Most of the marks have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright; light grey near the muzzle. The rifling is sharp. There fouling and frosting near the muzzle. The fouling should clean up a bit. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The bottom of the trigger group has been treated with cold blue and shows discoloration from the cold blue. This area also shows scratches and thinning. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches and a few areas of discoloration. The right side of the receiver & bolt show some light thinning consistent with cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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: The rifle comes with its original purchase & shipping invoice from the National Rifle Association. It lists the rifle’s serial number and is dated “1-24-64”. The invoice lists the origination point as the “TOOELE ARMY DEPOT” in Utah. The invoice is torn at the creases and discolored. It is in about Fair condition.
This M1 Carbine was purchased through the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM). In 1996 the DCM became the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Firearms purchases through the DCM were facilitated by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Technically DCM guns were purchased through the NRA which explains why the invoices marked “NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA” and not DCM.
There is no magazine.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable? (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R rifle can be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.