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Old 08-26-2019, 01:32 PM
Ric21 Ric21 is offline
 
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How rare is an all original 1942 Inland M1A1, with 12/42 Barrel? Serial number 140,XXX. Type 1 Barrel band, Type 1 Hammer, Type 1 sites, Type 1 trigger housing retaining pin ( with spring), Type 1 safety, Type 1 Mag release...etc. . No rebuild marks on Stock ( although fair amount of combat wear). No signs of any rebuild or parts swapping to make it correct. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:41 PM
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sounds nice

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Old 08-26-2019, 01:47 PM
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Share some pics, that's the best way to get an honest assessment.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:58 PM
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The CMP auction has completed auctions for M1A1 carbines that run from $2-4 thousand. And those are not in the condition you describe. Just as a point of reference.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:04 PM
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Though you said there's no rebuild markings or parts swapping that occurred, it would help to know who's possession it's been in and for how long, and where it popped into the marketplace from. And if there's no paper trail or documentation, hard to prove it's in original condition
Though it sounds like a very nice M1A1 regardless.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:51 PM
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True..no paper trail. It was obtained from someone who had it in their possession since the 70's. There are signs it's been "corrected". (no barrel wear at the band, no stake marks on the receiver indicating a sights swap out, etc.) Assuming it is original ( and I know that's a big assumption) how rare would it be?
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:28 PM
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Assuming it is original ( and I know that's a big assumption) how rare would it be?
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Often it's not a big assumption, but instead a rational judgement based on careful examination, sometimes needing to be looked at up close. You did well by taking the initiative to find some advice.

In the meantime, don't scrub it or polish it or put any oil on the wood, or do anything besides perhaps run a patch thru the barrel.

One with that early of a serial number in original configuration would be very rare. Worse case even if some parts have been replaced, it appears from your description that it will still be a a very special and highly collectible gun.

Are pictures forthcoming?
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:12 AM
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The CMP auction has completed auctions for M1A1 carbines that run from $2-4 thousand. And those are not in the condition you describe. Just as a point of reference.
Is the reference point that his is in original early configuration unlike the CMP auctions and is worth much more?
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:17 AM
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Is the reference point that his is in original early configuration unlike the CMP auctions and is worth much more?
You might infer that...but since CMP auctions are notoriously high. I would say a substantially correct M1A1 might be about the same on the open market. IMO
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:27 PM
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Some times you get lucky on the CMP auctions,
this one arrived from AA as an M1A1
http://cmpauction.thecmp.org/detail.asp?id=5141
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