Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 5523088
Year of Manufacture: 1944
Caliber: .30 M1 Carbine
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Magazine Fed
Markings: The front of the barrel is marked “Inland Mfg. Div. / General Motors / 9-44”. The receiver ring is marked “U.S. Carbine / Cal. 30 M1”. The back of the receiver is marked “Inland Div. / 5523088”. There are no import marks.
Barrel Length: 18”
Sights / Optics: This carbine is mounted with standard military sights, a protected front blade and a rear elevation and windage adjustable sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood with cartouche. The crossed cannons cartouche is found on the right side behind the pistol grip. The stocks show a few dings and chips and may have been cleaned. There are two marks and a small chip on the left side of the forend top hand guard. The left side of the buttstock has a vertical scratch above the trigger guard, and a compression mark on the right side at the magazine well. The LOP measures approx. 13 ¼” from the front of the trigger to the back of the metal butt plate. The stocks rate in about Fine + overall condition and are beautiful.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is almost mirror bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This carbine retains about 90% of its metal finish. Only the bolt and guide rail show any appreciable wear. Otherwise, the metal shows the vast majority of its finish, appropriate age and great care in storage. The Screw heads are in good serviceable condition, showing minor use. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One 5 round magazine is provided.
Our Assessment: This is a fantastic condition military Inland M1 carbine with a correctly cartouched stock. This is a real collector find. If you are a WWII collector, a carbine nut or want the coolest legal rifle available that maybe your father or grandfather used in WWII - this is it. Of legendary fame and reliability, you will find these carbines are accurate as well way out to 200 yards. The bullet is similar in performance to a .357 magnum. Collect, shoot, enjoy.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This carbine can be transferred in California.
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