Sold For: $ 2525
Make: Inland Division of General Motors
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 4935248
Year of Manufacture: April to June, 1944 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). Barrel Date: 2 – 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. / 4935248” on the rear. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 2 – 44” and “P”. 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 with a “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 89). The magazine release is marked “M” and “EI” which is an Inland mark (pages 100-101). The smooth push button safety is unmarked which is consistent with Inland and others (pages 93). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “3” (production mark) and “AI” on the left lug which is an Inland mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “N” which is consistent with Inland and others (page 56). The Type III rear sight is marked “J.A.O. / 7160060” which is a post WWII rebuild mark (page 29). The Type IA barrel band is marked “UI” which was used by Inland and National Postal Meter (page 59). The sling well is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (pages 108-109). The inside of the handguard is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 138). The rear of the magazine is marked “circled UI” which was used by Inland and Underwood (page 142-143).
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a fully adjustable Type III aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock has a pistol grip, Type IA barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scrapes, small dents and discoloration. The handguard shows scrapes and compression marks. A few have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The stock body shows a few light handling marks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright; semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is fouling near the muzzle. There is no visible erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish as refinished. The receiver, under the wood, shows discoloration and has pin prick surface erosion showing through the finish. The bolt has spots of oxidation showing through the finish. The bottom metal has light surface erosion showing through the finish. The metal shows scuffs & light scrapes. The barrel shows a long thin scrape. The right side of the receiver shows thinning consistent with cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition as refinished.
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 has a green web sling attached. The metal shows light oxidation. It is in about Fine condition. The rifle comes with a 15 round magazine. It shows scrapes & a patch of surface erosion. It is in about Very Good condition.
The magazine is not available to residents of California or any state with magazine capacity restrictions.