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    building an M1A1 carbine

    Not having a big interest in carbines but having collected a lot of carbine items over the years, I decided to build a M1A1 carbine. Years ago I bought a Inland 01 stamped fore-end with the metal plate for the folding stock, this part was still in the oil wrap as it was NOS. I also remembered that I had a messed-up Inland M1A1 stock which the wood was really damaged inside with extra holes on the bottom where someone attached a Thompson grip. I used the NOS wood and the mtal from the damaged stock to assemble my M1A1 stock.

    Recently, I sold an early hi wood IBM stock which had a nice Quality Hardware receiver with an Underwood 7-43 barrel, the parts were all Quality Hardware. I put the QH carbine into the M1A1 stock and it looks good to me Click image for larger version

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      Looks great, I wish I still had my carbine. I always wanted one of those stocks too. Nice job on it!


        I have a NOS original M1A1 carbine jump case that will be a nice accessory to my M1A1 carbine Click image for larger version

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          Looks great, dang!


            Inland would be better - but it is still a nice mid 1943 Quality Hardware with Underwood 7-43 dated barrel.


              I sold most of my carbines years ago, just never into them like garands but a M1A1 is on my list if I ever find a deal


                I have wanted a paratrooper carbine for years but I just never learned enough about them to make a educated purchase. Beautiful rifles guys