SOLD FOR: $2601
Make: Inland Division of General Motors
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 6328107
Year of Manufacture: January to March, 1945 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). Barrel Date: 11 – 44
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: There is no import mark.The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1” on the front and “INLAND DIV. / 6328107” on the rear. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFD. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 11 – 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 “WI” 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 (page 93). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “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 II rear sight is marked “PI” (faded) which is an Inland mark (page 29). The Type III barrel band is marked “AI” which is an Inland mark (page 59). The interior of the handguard is marked “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 138). The sling well is marked “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 108). The right side of the buttstock is marked with a crossed cannons” cartouche which is consistent with Inland (see photo page 120-123).
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 II aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock had a pistol grip, Type III barrel band with sling loop & bayonet lug, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows small scrapes & scratches along the edge. The wood shows scrapes & scratches. A few have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The most prominent marks are on the handguard. 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 to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is crisp. There is frosting at the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The top of the barrel shows discoloration & thinning under the wood. The right side of the receiver & bolt show light thinning consistent with cycling. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes & light handling marks. 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.