Early WWII Inland Division General Motors M1 Carbine .30 Cal 18” Rifle M1A1

SOLD FOR: $1400

WOA#: WY230405FT002

Make: Inland Division of General Motors

Model:  M1 with M1A1 Paratrooper stock

Serial Number: 573662

Year of Manufacture: 1942-1943

Caliber: .30 Cal Carbine

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  The top of the receiver is marked, “U.S. CARBINE CAL. 30 M1 / INLAND DIV. 573662”.  The barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS 7-43”.  The inside of the buttplate is stamped “Z”.

Barrel Length: 17.75″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade with protective ears. The rear sight is an adjustable aperture sight with sliding elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is American Walnut with paratrooper wire buttstock, barrel band, and sling loop on the bottom of the grip.   The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine condition.  There are some light scratches and shallow compression marks.  This is a post war M1A1 reproduction stock

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 15rd magazine marked “IU” in Very Good Condition.

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is mostly sharp. There is some very light corrosion in the bore in concentrated areas.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 20% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear across the bolt group surface and around the receiver including some scratches on the barrel.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. There is oxidation and deep patina throughout.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.  Please see our photos for a better understanding of the rifle’s overall 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: Total of one magazine.

Our Assessment: The M1A1 Carbine is a lightweight, semi-automatic rifle that was used by the US military during World War II and the Korean War. It was designed to replace the heavier and bulkier M1 Garand rifle in certain situations, such as for troops who required a smaller and lighter weapon, such as paratroopers, support personnel, and officers.

The M1A1 Carbine was first introduced in May of 1942 and quickly became a popular weapon among American troops. It was used extensively throughout World War II, particularly by airborne troops, and it saw action in every major theater of the war. After the war, the M1A1 remained in service with the US military during the Korean War, where it proved to be a reliable and effective weapon in jungle and mountain terrain.

This early Inland M1 is an excellent example of the WWII M1A1.  The stock is refurbished but the receiver and barrel are original with a beautiful patina throughout to really display this iconic WWII rifle in all its glory.   Add a beautiful and historical rifle to that range day lineup that is sure to make heads turn. Good Luck!

Early WWII Inland Division General Motors M1 Carbine .30 Cal 18” Rifle M1A1
Early WWII Inland Division General Motors M1 Carbine .30 Cal 18” Rifle M1A1