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USMC-Nav 10-19-2021 11:16 AM

7.1 million Inland Carbine
 
I have a couple of carbines; Winchester, early Inland, and an Inland Paratrooper. Recently I was presented the opportunity to purchase a 7.1 million serial number Inland. Are these anything special or just the last of the carbines?

Thanks

6 Ring 10-19-2021 11:44 AM

Just make sure it is M 1.

GotSnlB28 10-19-2021 11:56 AM

Even if it has a '1', be very cautious as they show up scrubbed and restamped. Outside of a couple early 7M I don't think I've ever seen one I'd be comfortable owning.

Mike in NC 10-19-2021 11:59 AM

I have also seen at least one 7 million Inland carbine that was marked M1 on the front receiver ring, but was constructed (welded) from two receiver halves. Look very closely as the sides of the receiver on both sides inside and outside to make sure this is not the case with your opportunity.

I have also seen 7 million Inlands that had been M2 marked then the "2" stamping was ground flat, stamped with a "1" and then cold blued where the number followed the "M". That procedure doesn't make it legal to own.

There are some legit early 7.1 million Inlands and they are very collectable, just don't get burned on something that isn't actually a 7 million M1 Inland carbine as it came out of the factory.

USMC-Nav 10-19-2021 12:58 PM

Person says it was his father in laws and has been in the closet over 20 years

bob loughlin 10-19-2021 02:28 PM

Never buy the story . Take your time to have a really good look . Bob

bigwagon 10-19-2021 02:59 PM

20 years in a collection is meaningless. Most rewelds were done 30-40 years ago or longer, before recent imports and the mass CMP sales program, when carbines and Garands were hard to find.

USMC-Nav 10-19-2021 03:06 PM

Well guys I looked at it and the serial number he gave me was the number on the side of the type three sight. It actually is an AO IBM carbine. Has IBM barrel

Mike in NC 10-19-2021 03:37 PM

Anyone remember the early funny days of Saturday Night Live with the character of Emily Litella that was played by Gilda Radner. Her comment at the end of the skits where she misinterpreted the situation ended with her comment of "Never mind".

Too bad it wasn't a legit 7 million Inland, but a AO IBM could still be a nice catch.

Quote:

Originally Posted by USMC-Nav (Post 2085687)
Well guys I looked at it and the serial number he gave me was the number on the side of the type three sight. It actually is an AO IBM carbine. Has IBM barrel


USMC-Nav 10-19-2021 03:46 PM

I do remember that Mike. I ended up purchasing it along with 2 mags and 190 rounds of ammo


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