Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine .30 Cal 18” Semi-Auto Rifle M1

SOLD FOR: $1150

WOA#: WY230325PK002

Make: Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine

Model:  M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine

Serial Number: 9007332

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .30 Cal Carbine

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  The top of the receiver is marked, “U.S. CARBINE CAL 30 M1 / INLAND MFG 9007332”.  The barrel is marked “INLAND MFG. DAYTON, OHIO”.  The front of the pistol grip is marked “P”.  The bottom of the pistol grip is marked “IO”.  The inside of the buttplate is marked with correctly marked casted code.

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 buttstock. The stock rates in about Fine condition.  There are some light scratches and shallow compression marks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 15rd magazine marked “U” in Excellent Condition.

Type of Finish:  Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% 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. 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 and its Factory Owner’s Manual

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 developed by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, and it was based on the earlier M1 Carbine design. The M1A1 was designed to be even more compact and lightweight than the M1 Carbine, with a folding metal stock and a shorter overall length. This made it easier to carry and maneuver in tight spaces, such as urban environments and vehicles.

The M1A1 Carbine was first introduced in 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 Inland M1A1 is an excellent example of the WWII M1A1 with correctly marked stock.  Add a beautiful and historical rifle to that range day lineup that is sure to make heads turn.  Good Luck!

Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine .30 Cal 18” Semi-Auto Rifle M1
Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine .30 Cal 18” Semi-Auto Rifle M1