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Old 09-14-2021, 03:47 PM
EatPork91 EatPork91 is online now
 
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Default Correct 5.2 Mil Inland!!!

Ok folks, I went out on a whim here and bought a Inland M1 last week SN# 5284973 at an estate auction about 1.5 hours south of me. I was attracted to it because of the Type 2 band. Upon further inspection I believe I ended up with a "unicorn" of a rifle!!!

Everything on this rifle is correct Inland from what I have been thru.

IO Stock with Large Inland CC Cartouche
A.I Oiler
Inland Marked Trigger Housing
Un-Checkered Crossbolt Safety
Type 4 EI Marked Mag Release
Type 2 Milled H.I. Sight
Four Rivet IO Handguard
Type 2 American Swiss Barrel Band
3-44 Inland Barrel
N Marked Front Sight
I-I Hammer
Flat Bolt BUT it is Marked A.I. 3


That's all I have checked so far, but it looks to me like a true survivor! The barrel band acted like it has never been off. I have posted some pictures to see if anybody else could tell me what they think.

I would greatly appreciate it!


http://imgur.com/gallery/sNEvj3C
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:58 PM
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Looks pretty good to me. Not completely sure about whether the bolt is original Dulite finish or not. Maybe it is just the lighting. Also need to check if the type 4 mag catch was used that early or not.

Did you have to pay extra for the spiderwebs in the magazine well?
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:27 PM
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Agreed, a nice looking carbine. With the exception of the bolt, it looks right. The bolt would be a round bolt blued or Dulited. The mag catch is a type 3 which is ok. The oiler is S.I. I would think.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:00 PM
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Yes sir the Oiler is S.I. that's my bad.

The bolt has a number following the AI could it not be a mix/in or just using up old inventory?
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:13 PM
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By that serial number, it should be round bolt and it still looks like the flat bolt in the carbine now is parked rather than Dulite / blued. Maybe near original with exception of the bolt.

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Yes sir the Oiler is S.I. that's my bad.

The bolt has a number following the AI could it not be a mix/in or just using up old inventory?
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:15 PM
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I’m looking at the two photos of the bolt and I’m thinking it might be worn and blued. I might be wrong but I see normal wear as well and not an evenly parked bolt. For a parked flat bolt to have that kind of wear seems unusual. Hit that bolt with some penetrating oil and see if the cleaner shine doesn’t reveal the blue a little better.

If it is a blued flat bolt I would think that it’s still somewhat possibly correct, within the realm of the possible for a 5.2 although not nearly as common as round bolts.

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Old 09-14-2021, 09:24 PM
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I'm 100% positive it is Blued. I will clean it up and see how it looks. AI 3 is the correct markings and the same as the round bolts correct? I'm kinda wanting to keep all of the dust on it haha

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Old 09-14-2021, 10:04 PM
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Bolt looks blued to me. I have a 5.0 with original parts that has an IO 3 blued flat bolt. If the wear looks consistent I'd let it be. Looks like a nice honest example.

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Old 09-15-2021, 06:58 AM
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Bolt looks blued to me, as compared to one's I've had. Also, this would have been in the 3rd block change over period, so probably correct. NICE carbine!!
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:50 PM
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The blued bolt or whatever, has more wear than the slide rails. The bolt has been changed out. CC NL 361, says the change from flat to round was near 5.076. "There appears to be very little overlap in usage of both the flat and round bolts."
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