Early WWII production Inland US M1 .30 carbine, serial number
31785, manufactured April – Aug 1942. Inland barrel dated August 1942 with a
bright bore. Other components are mixed manufacturers, all are described below
and shown in photos. No import marks.
This M1 carbine is in excellent used condition. All metal
except springs has been reparkerized. No parts were ever pitted, but the finish
was very worn and provided no corrosion protection. Parts photos are after
refinish and before assembly. After assembly and test, there will be some
normal minor finish wear from moving parts.
The carbine has been test fired and works perfectly. 15 round magazine, sling and oiler are included, along with a reprint of the military field service manual.
– Aug 1942. No pitting.
marked “INLAND MFG. DIV. GENERAL MOTORS 8-42” and proof mark “P”. Bore is
bright and shiny, exterior and crown exc.
Front sight: marked
Rear sight: adjustable,
milled, marked “PI”, Inland
marked “EM-Q”, Quality Hardware
Firing pin: marked
type flat lip, marked “SW”, Winchester
Barrel band: bayonet
lug type, marked “SI”
forged type, marked “SG” (Saginaw Gear). Marking is extremely light, hard to
see even with a flashlight.
straight, marked “W.I.”, Inland
Sear: marked “W”,
15-round type, “M”
Stock: walnut, oval
cut low wood, NOT M2 type. Sling well marking is hard to tell, we think it is
“RSG”, which would be Irwin-Petersen/Saginaw Gear. Has uncircled “P” and
painted “82” on pistol grip, “AAG” on left side (Augusta Arsenal rebuild mark).
No cracks, far less than average dings/scratches, very nice appearance.
four rivets, marked “IO”, Inland, same condition and appearance as stock
square checkering pattern
parkerized, marked “(SP)”, Seymour Products, probably postwar replacement