Inland Division M1 Carbine .30 Cal Semi-Auto Rifle 1943 C&R Nickel Plated

SOLD FOR: $1575

WOA#: WY230106RP005

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 has since been rebuilt using a mix of USGI parts that include a 1944 Underwood stamped barrel. The rifle was refinished when it was rebuilt. The stock has been replaced with a Keystone stock.  If you are looking for a beautiful WWII collectable rifle, this M1 Carbine is the perfect fit.  Good Luck!

Make: Inland Division

Model:  U.S. M1 Carbine

Serial Number: 976121

Year of Manufacture: 1943

Caliber: .30 Carbine

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Top, back of the receiver is marked “Inland Div. 976121” and the top, front of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE CAL. 30 M1”. On the barrel, rear of the front sight, is marked “Underwood 1-44” with an Ordnance Bomb. The inside of the sling well is marked with a circle K.

Barrel Length: 18”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade sight with protective wings and the rear sight is a milled construction adjustable aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The wood stock on this rifle is made by Keystone.  Keystone made post war replacement stocks for USGI M1 Carbines. The Stock features an elegant high gloss finish.  The barrel has a type 3 bayonet lug. This rifle is what is called a mastermix M1 Carbine with the original Inland receiver and the Underwood barrel.  The receiver, buttplate, and barrel have been nickel plated. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 15rd .30 Cal magazine in Excellent condition and still wrapped in its original USGI wax paper wrapping.

Type of Finish:  Nickel Plated

Finish Originality: Refurbished

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is mostly sharp. There is minimal to no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its nickel plating finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal and mostly consists of very faint and light scratches from loose storage.  The nickel plating is slightly clouded in some areas and needs to be cleaned.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this refurbished rifle rates in about Fine 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: Canvas Sling, M1 Carbine Oiler, Total of One USGI Magazine (Unopened).

Inland Division M1 Carbine .30 Cal Semi-Auto Rifle 1943 C&R Nickel Plated
Inland Division M1 Carbine .30 Cal Semi-Auto Rifle 1943 C&R Nickel Plated