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Old 10-17-2019, 12:09 PM
roysclockgun roysclockgun is offline
 
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Default No barrel markings?

I have an early SN US M1 Carbine by Inland, having no markings on the barrel. The barrel Parking matches the balance of the carbine's finish. Anyone have intel regarding my barrel with no markings?
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:15 PM
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Pictures might help find your answer .
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:35 PM
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Have you looked down by the flat at the gas piston.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:14 PM
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Could be a modified 1903 barrel.I have one on a 5 digit Inland. Mine has proof markings on it but that is it. National ordnance and some others used them after usgi barrels started drying upI can unscrew it myself so I donít so I mess with it.http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_natord.html
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:35 PM
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Thanks to all who responded. I am tied up with medical issues today, but will take photos tomorrow and post them.
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Steven
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:13 PM
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Could be a modified 1903 barrel.I have one on a 5 digit Inland. Mine has proof markings on it but that is it. National ordnance and some others used them after usgi barrels started drying upI can unscrew it myself so I donít so I mess with it.http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_natord.html
I bought a USGI carbine that had a "chimera" barrel made from an Inland breech section and machined 1903 muzzle section. No marking on muzzle end but Inland type hieroglyphic symbols on the barrel flat. When I installed a type 3 barrel band for a bayonet I noticed the barrel was too long! Must have been one of these National Ordnance type postwar commercial barrels Jt22453 is talking about.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:12 AM
roysclockgun roysclockgun is offline
 
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Default photo of no marking carbine bbl.

https://imgur.com/MWSFNih

I attached a bayonet to show that the muzzle is the correct size. Also, laying another carbine along side, I can see that the length is correct.
Pulling off the stock group, I find no markings further down the bbl.
So, can anyone add any other intel. Did the carbine contractors ever use unmarked carbine bbls.?
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Steven
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:57 AM
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Steven, Is the gas cylinder swaged or integral? How about the barrel skirt long or short. Any proof marks (P) at all, if so what size in 32nds. Pictures of the gas cylinder and barrel flat may help.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:03 AM
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there are commercial barrels out there. I would need to see pictures of the gas cylinder.
also, some SA barrels were lightly marked. Check about 2 inches away from front sight
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:17 PM
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Have you looked down by the flat at the gas piston.
I have an NPM with a barrel unmarked except for a crossed-cannons and an "M" on the bottom flat.
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