SOLD FOR: $1502
Make: Inland Division of General Motors. The receiver was subcontracted to Saginaw SG. The receiver is marked “SG” under the wood line.
Model: M1 Carbine. This rifle uses almost all matching parts. The recoil plate screw is not an Inland part.
The magazine was made by a different manufacturer.
Serial Number: 817473
Year of Manufacture: October to December, 1943 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). Barrel Date: August, 1943
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. / 817473” on the rear. The left front of the receiver is marked “SG” under the woodline. This is a Saginaw SG mark (page 19 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition). The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFD. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 8 – 43” and “P”. The right rear of the trigger group is marked “INLAND” which is an Inland mark (page 78). The hammer is marked “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 89). The magazine release is marked “WI” which is an Inland mark (pages 100-101). The checkered push button safety is unmarked which is consistent with Inland and others (page 95). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “3” and “OI” on the left lug which is an Inland mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “NI” which is an Inland mark (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked “S” which is consistent with Inland and others (page 29). The Type IA barrel band is marked “UI” which is an Inland mark (page 59). The recoil plate screw is marked “X” which is a Winchester mark (page 133). The interior of the handguard is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 138). The sling well is marked “OI” which is and Inland mark (page 108-109). The right side of the butt is marked with a “crossed cannons” cartouche. The magazine is marked “U-Q” which is a Quality Hardware mark (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 Type I dual flip up 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 small scratches and discoloration. The base of the grip has a notch cut into the edge. The left side of the stock shows a filled & repaired crack. The wood shows several scrapes & scratches that have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright at the muzzle. The rifling is sharp. There is intermittent erosion at the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scuffs, light scrapes and areas of light discoloration. The bolt shows light 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 comes with a 15 round magazine. It shows small scrapes and oil residue. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
The 15 round magazine is not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Our Assessment: This Inland M1 Carbine was made back in 1943. It uses almost all Inland parts. Only one screw is marked with a different manufacturer’s code. The magazine was also made by a different manufacturer, but an Inland magazine can easily be found on-line.
This Inland M1 Carbine has a Rare Saginaw SG marking on the receiver. The receiver was subcontracted to Saginaw SG and is marked “SG” under the woodline. This M1 Carbine can fill both the Underwood and Saginaw SG slots in your M1 Carbine collection.