WWII Inland M1 Carbine Barreled Action .30 US U.S. Semi Automatic Rifle

SOLD FOR: $2000

LSB#: 220117RW046

Make: Inland Division of General Motors

Model: M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 5376535

Year of Manufacture: ATF Modern
October to December, 1944 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide).
Barrel Date: July, 1944 https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/what-firearms-are-considered-be-curio-and-relic-firearms
“ATF has recognized only complete, assembled firearms as curios or relics…Frames or receivers of curios or relics are not generally recognized as curios or relics.”

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. / 5376535” on the rear. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFD. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 7 – 44” and “P”. The barrel flat is marked with several inspection stamps. 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 “I-I” 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 95). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “S’G’ ” on the right lug which was used by Saginaw S’G’ and Irwin-Pedersen (page 36). The front sight is marked “N” (faded) which is consistent with Inland and others (page 56). The Type I rear sight is marked “S” on the left which is consistent with Inland and others (page 29). The Type II barrel band is marked “SI” which is an IBM mark (page 59).

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.

Stock Configuration & Condition: None

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild

Bore Condition: The area near the muzzle is gray. The remaining lands are bright and the remaining grooves are semi bright. The rifling is sharp; shallow near the muzzle. There is prominent erosion near the muzzle. There is light intermittent erosion in the remaining grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 5.

Overall Condition: This barreled action retains about 87% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes and small scratches. The front of the barrel shows discoloration from oil and oxidation. The front sight shows light surface erosion. The receiver and bolt show operational wear. The sides of the metal show areas of stock wear (No stock is included in the auction). Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this  barreled action rates in about Very Good 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: None

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 barreled action was made back in 1944. At some point it was rebuilt but still uses lots of Inland marked parts. It has since been separated from its stock. It comes with sights, a barrel band, an op rod, a bolt, and a trigger group. All you need is a stock, mag and some ammo. This barreled action will start off your M1 Carbine build nicely. Good luck.

WWII Inland M1 Carbine Barreled Action .30 US U.S. Semi Automatic Rifle
WWII Inland M1 Carbine Barreled Action .30 US U.S. Semi Automatic Rifle