SOLD FOR: $2,502.00
Make: Inland Division of General Motors
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 975101
Year of Manufacture: Barrel Dated October of 1943
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Fed by 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. / 975101” on the rear. The barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 10-43” and “P”. The right side of the rear sight is marked “JAO / 160060” (consistent with an Inland). The front sight is marked “N”. The left side of the butt stock is marked “O I” in the sling well (consistent with Inland). The right side of the butt stock is marked with the “crossed cannons” cartouche. The pistol grip base is marked with a “circle P”. The rear of the magazine is marked “U”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a Type III.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a two piece hardwood with a pistol grip, sling well, metal barrel band with sling loop and metal butt plate. The top of the handguard has compression marks and small light scratches. There are scuff marks and small compression marks on the underside of the stock. There is a thin horizontal scratch on the right side that is 3 inches long. There is a ¾ inch thin compression mark on the underside of the butt stock. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Military Applied Finish
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is muzzle erosion near the muzzle. Our gauge measures muzzle erosion at 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are small marks on the trigger guard, sling loop, butt plate and nose cap. There is light wear on the edge of the muzzle. There are light markings on the underside of the barrel that are smooth to the touch. The recoil plate shows wear. The screw heads show use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: This rifle comes with a green canvas sling that is unmarked. The metal tabs show light wear and light corrosion. It rates in about Very Good condition. The rifle comes with one 15 round magazine that shows wear from insertion and removal. It rates in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is another M1 made by Inland. This one has not been refinished and is in great shape. The “crossed cannons” cartouche on the stock and the stampings on the metal are all deep and well defined. This is a collectors rifle.
SOLD FOR: $2,502.00