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Old 01-10-2018, 11:22 AM
hound46 hound46 is offline
 
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Default Please assess Inland carbine

Have we got any carbine collectors here that can help me assess this inland? I got it from a friend. He got it in a pawn shop about about 25 or so years ago. I know the bayonet lug and rear sight aren’t original. I’m wondering if the rest is original. It’s been very well cared for. It doesn’t appear refinished. No rebuild or import marks. Details and pictures below:

Inland carbine serial 243xxx

Oiler=IS

Stock=High wood 2 rivet top

Stock markings=IO, flaming bomb in oiler cutout, cross cannon right butt, circle
P pistol grip bottom

Recoil plate marked D1. Blued screw

Trigger housing=INLAND

Hammer=H

Safety=checkered face, no markings

Mag catch=E1

Slide=P1

Type 2 bolt with “IO” on left lug

Front sight=N














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Old 01-10-2018, 01:27 PM
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Nice find! Stock looks to have been sanded. Markings are correct for an early 'I' cut, but Inland was mixing 'I' cut & 'Oval' cut stocks at about serial number range. Your 1's are actually I's, which is Inland. Trigger housing should be horizontal logo. Hammer is probably 'HI' and should have early slot. Sear should be T1 'RI' or 'BI'. Trigger should be T1 'RI'. 22 coil plunger spring. Mag catch correct. Safety could be ok, Inland mixed use T1 & T2 above 100k. Slide should be under lined 'PI'. Bolt should be T2 flat, blued 'IO'.

Hope this helps!

What's the date on the barrel?
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:52 PM
hound46 hound46 is offline
 
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Very helpful. Thanks. Iíll check the other parts markings in the next day or two. The barrel date is 11-42.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:45 PM
xm15e2s xm15e2s is offline
 
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Stock looks like lots of work done to it outside what could be expected by an arsenal.

So, IMO the stock was messed with too much and has lost its desired color from heavily cleaning and some sanding. I seriously doubt it was done by any arsenal.

For me, I have no problem with stocks that were worked on by arsenals. Sanding, highwood cut downs, brass pins are part of its government service life.

That stock on the other hand looks like it was cleaned up a few years ago.

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:33 PM
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you fail to mention if the hammer is a T1, 2 or straight t3. Slide type, mag catch type, safety type??? We need pictures of these parts not just the stock to give better assessment. Pictures of trigger housing separated from action, close ups of safety, mag catch, etc..
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:47 PM
hound46 hound46 is offline
 
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I’ll break it down and take pictures tomorrow. I know Garand collector terminology. I may need a little help with the carbine side. I’m off work this week on a medical restriction. This will give me something to do that won’t rip stitches. ��
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:00 PM
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If this is your first carbine, you are heading down a slipper slope. It's ADDICTIVE!!!!!!!
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:17 PM
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Very nice congratulations
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:30 AM
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That looks like a nice shooter with some rarer parts. if it has the early hammer that would be a nice bonus as are the safety and mag catch..

Nice early inland stock. It would be worth $$$$ if it didn't have the type3 band impression.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:18 AM
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If this is your first carbine, you are heading down a slipper slope. It's ADDICTIVE!!!!!!!
I bet. I went down that road with garands.
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