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Old 04-08-2012, 08:24 AM
dogboysdad dogboysdad is offline
 
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Default Inland Handstamp in 1944?

Is it possible to find Inland handstamped carbines manufactured between July 1994 and November 1944?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:27 AM
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Yes.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:14 AM
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Does this add to the value of the carbine in any significant way?
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:19 AM
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Inland hand stamped the model number when they were making M1s and M2s at the same time. They didn't receive an M2 contract until January 1945.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:58 AM
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Default hand stamp

they were all mfg between those two dates.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:22 PM
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My original Inland handstamped has a serial number of 6,668,8xx and a barrel date of 11/44. I would guess it was manufactured in January '45. I've only heard of one earlier and have not seen actual photo of the stamping.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:19 PM
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Hmmm, maybe there is some value in BQ's statement....
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:21 AM
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The earliest Handstamp Inland I have seen was in the 6.2 million serial number range...
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:09 AM
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Examine the "1's" on any hand stamped carbine very closely. I've seen many photos, some on this site, where the stamping looked "a little different". Just sayin..

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:41 AM
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The earliest Handstamp Inland I have seen was in the 6.2 million serial number range...
I might as well be from Missouri because I'll have to see it to believe it. There is the possiblity that there were some handstamped carbines at the end of the block (6219689-6449868), but I have yet to see one. .....And I'm always looking.
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