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Old 09-20-2012, 03:40 AM
imarangemaster imarangemaster is offline
 
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Default Original un-messed with 11-43 Inland find

Found in a small gunshop in Nor-Cal. Trade and cash negotiated, and it is mine. According to knowledgeable, serious Carbine collectors, it is the real deal, and all original.

Inland Serial Number 3002430:
Barrel 11-43 dated, no type II or III band shadow
Type II High wood stock with Crossed Cannons and "OI" in sling well, P in a circle on bottom of grip, NO Type II or III band shadow
Butt plate -Inland late pattern
Hand Guard - Type II matches finish of stock. IO stamped
Type IA band - unmarked
Type IIA mag catch unk. stamp
Type III safety - unmarked
Bolt - flat, marked A.I. on short lug
Rear sight - Type I unmarked no stake marks on bridge
SLIDE - TYPE V PI
Hammer, NI (in the white)
Finish 95% +
ME < 1









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Old 09-20-2012, 05:50 AM
imarangemaster imarangemaster is offline
 
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Sorry about the size. I resized the pictures down, but for some reason they "blow up" on this site only!.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:35 AM
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Nice.

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Hand Guard - Type II matches finish of stock. IO stamped
Question to the Knowledgeable ... were stocks and handguards supplied as paired matching assemblies to Inland or were stocks and handguards supplied in seperate bins and "paired" as needed without regard to tone of finish for final assembly prior to acceptance? Even from the same maker, finding a "matching" set can be hard.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:32 AM
J.R.2009 J.R.2009 is offline
 
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VERY nice find !!!
Based on what I have read in several books and from the pros here, I do not think the stock and hand guard were a matched set. Doubt if much thought was given during the war about the wood matching up. If they got close to a match, it was chance. I do think that maybe the same wood stock was used many times for both parts and shipped out together. Maybe.
Now, if you and I had been on the assembly line back then .. things would have been different. Every one would have matched or never sent out !!

Sorry, I had to come back and edit this. I am NOT Knowledgeable ! Just MHO !
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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RM,

Congrats my friend!!!!

Know its been a long time coming. You enjoy this one!


(Hope all is well)

Ed
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:29 PM
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were stocks and handguards supplied as paired matching assemblies to Inland or were stocks and handguards supplied in seperate bins and "paired" as needed without regard to tone of finish for final assembly prior to acceptance?
There are original carbine datasheets in the Carbine Club newsletters that show stocks and handguards made by different subcontractors on the same carbine, so I assume the answer is that they were not supplied as pairs.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:09 PM
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Thanks, you answered the question I really meant to ask

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:41 AM
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RM,

Congrats my friend!!!!

Know its been a long time coming. You enjoy this one!


(Hope all is well)

Ed
Thanks ED. Considering my Dad carried an Inland on Iwo Jima, having an original WW 2 configuration Inland is very special.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:33 PM
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Awesome!! Congrats. And I loved the big pictures, very clear for my old eyes.
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