Inland M1 Carbine Matching M-1 US U.S. .30 Semi Automatic Rifle 1943 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2100

LSB#: 220218RW015

Make: Inland Division of General Motors.

Model: M1 Carbine. This rifle uses all Inland parts. The magazine is made by an Inland subcontractor.

Serial Number: 510220

Year of Manufacture: July to September, 1943 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide).
Barrel Date: June, 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. / 510220” on the rear. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFD. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 6 – 43” 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 “HI” which is an Inland mark (page 89). The magazine release is marked “E” (we believe is a partial “EI”)  which is an Inland mark (pages 100-101). The smooth push button safety is unmarked which is consistent with Inland and others (page 95). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” and with a partial “circled PI” which are Inland marks (page 65). The bolt is marked “AI” on the left lug which is an Inland mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “SI” which is an Inland mark (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked “S” on the left which is an Inland mark (page 29). The Type IA barrel band is marked “U” on the band and “UI” on the loop which are Inland marks also used by NPM (page 59). 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 bottom of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The right side of the butt is marked with a “crossed cannons” cartouche. The rear of the magazine is marked  “K.I.” (upside down) which is an Inland subcontractor mark from the Keller Brass Company. It is not listed in our reference material (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 flip up dual 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 scratches, thinning and discoloration. The bottom right edge of the stock shows several small deep compression marks. The wood shows several other scrapes, scratches and compression 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 Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is sharp. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.4.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. The trigger group has been refinished. The hammer has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The receiver and trigger group show small areas of thinning under the wood. The barrel shows 2 areas of thinning & light discoloration under the wood. The exposed portion of the barrel shows light discoloration. The receiver & bolt show light operational wear. 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 a green canvas sling and a 15 round magazine. The refinished magazine has scratches, surface erosion and small dents showing through the new finish. It also shows scrapes. It is in Very Good condition.
The 15 round magazine is not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Please see photos as to the condition of the listed items.

Our Assessment: The M1 Carbine was developed and produced after WWII started. Over 6 million were made by a number of U.S. companies to assist with the all out war effort. The M1 Carbine was widely issued to U.S. Military Forces which numbered over 16 million during WWII. The M1 Carbine contributed greatly to U.S. efforts during WWII.
The Inland Manufacturing Division of General Motors was organized in 1922 for the manufacturing of steering wheels. During WWII Inland Division was one of many facilities that tooled up to manufacture M1 Carbines for the war effort. Inland produced the majority of WWII M1 Carbines, about 43%, and contributed greatly to the war effort. Inland M1 Carbines were used by millions of soldiers during WWII in numerous battles. If you see WWII footage that includes an M1 Carbine, it is most likely an Inland M1 Carbine.

This Inland M1 Carbine was made back in 1943. It uses all Inland parts. The magazine is made by an Inland subcontractor and the magazine release marking is partially struck.
This M1 Carbine looks good and the bore is strong & bright. The rifle has lots of Inland markings on the metal & wood. This Matching Inland M1 Carbine will add nicely to your WWII collection. Good luck.

Inland M1 Carbine Matching M-1 US U.S. .30 Semi Automatic Rifle 1943 C&R
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