WWII Inland General Motors M1 Carbine .30cal 18” Semi-Auto Rifle Refurb.

SOLD FOR: $1109.99

WOA#: WY230110ST001

Our Assessment: The M1 Carbine is a versatile and reliable firearm that has proven itself to be an invaluable tool on the battlefield. Its compact size and lightweight design make it an ideal weapon for use in close-quarters combat, such as in urban areas and in jungle warfare.

Despite its small size, the M1 Carbine’s accuracy and stopping power are impressive, and it is capable of delivering rapid and sustained fire in a variety of combat scenarios. Its reduced recoil and muzzle blast make it easier to handle than larger caliber rifles, making it an excellent choice for less experienced soldiers and for those who may have difficulty handling heavier weapons.

Moreover, the M1 Carbine’s ammunition is light and easy to carry, allowing soldiers to carry more rounds into battle without weighing them down. Its reliability in adverse conditions, such as extreme weather or harsh terrain, is also impressive, making it an excellent choice for soldiers operating in unpredictable environments.

The Inland Division of General Motors was the largest manufacturer of the M1 Carbine during World War II, producing over 2.6 million units between 1941 and 1945. Its experience with mass production techniques, gained through the automotive industry, made it a natural choice for producing the weapon in large quantities. Inland manufactured M1 Carbines for both the U.S. military and allied nations, refining its manufacturing processes and introducing new methods to speed up production and improve quality. In addition to complete weapons, Inland also produced many of the parts used in the M1 Carbine. After the war, Inland continued to produce M1 Carbines for several years before ceasing production in the early 1950s. Today, Inland Division manufactured M1 Carbines are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

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Make: General Motors, Inland Division

Model:  U.S. M1A1 Carbine

Serial Number: 4969065

Year of Manufacture: 1944

Caliber: .30 Cal

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Top, back of the receiver is marked “Inland Div. 4969065” 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 “INLAND MFG. DIV. GENERAL MOTORS 12-43”.  The left side of the barrel band is marked, “J.M.D”.

Barrel Length: 18”

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

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The refurbished wood stock has a traditional thick m1 carbine pistol grip, sling well/slot, steel checkered buttplate, sling ring on the left side of the barrel band,  and late war style bayonet lug.  The LOP measures 13” 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 Very Good Condition.  The leading edges are sharp and the spring is strong.

Type of Finish:  Parkerized, Blued

Finish Originality: Original, Refurbished

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear from use on the receiver and charging handle. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. Springs and threads are still serviceable. There is very light pinprick pitting on the barrel.  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: None.

WWII Inland General Motors M1 Carbine .30cal 18” Semi-Auto Rifle Refurb.
WWII Inland General Motors M1 Carbine .30cal 18” Semi-Auto Rifle Refurb.