SOLD FOR: $1126.99
Make: Inland Division of General Motors.
Model: M1 Carbine.
Serial Number: 6325013
Year of Manufacture: January to March, 1945 (page 28 of Scott Duff’s book The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide).
No Barrel Date
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. / 6325013” on the rear. The top of the barrel is marked “INLAND MFD. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS” 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 “WU” which is an Underwood mark (page 89). The magazine release is marked “EI” which is an Inland mark (pages 100-101). The rotary safety is marked “circled S” which isa post WWII rebuild mark (page 95). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65); the bottom is marked “R”. 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 III rear sight is marked “I.R.CO. / 7160060” which is a post WWII rebuild 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 unmarked which is consistent with Winchester, but the markings may have been lost (page 108-109). 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 III adjustable aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock has a pistol grip, Type III barrel band with bayonet lug & sling loop, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows a brown patina. The right side of the butt has letters scratched into. The wood shows several 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 to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is sharp. There is light intermittent erosion near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 1.2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The trigger group shows some discoloration from oxidation under the wood. The bottom of the receiver and the barrel (under the barrel band) show small areas of thinning. The metal shows scrapes & small scratches. The receiver & bolt show 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 magazine shows scrapes, small dents and areas of light surface erosion. It is in Good to Very Good condition.
The 15 round magazine is not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
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 1945. It has since been rebuilt but still retains many Inland parts. The rifle was refinished when it was rebuilt so it looks pretty good for its age.
This M1 Carbine has nice markings on the metal and a strong bore This Inland M1 Carbine will add to your WWII collection. Good luck.