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    New to me Carbine

    Picked up a 6 digit Inland today (5285XX) . Appears to be 1942 manufacture. Inland barrel dated 12-43. Non matching wood (4 holes in the handguard) and a crossed cannon (Springfield?) cartouche on the stock. I wrote down a bunch of numbers/letters off the parts when I did a detail clean this evening. Test fired in the pasture this afternoon and it functions fine. Fun to shoot. I have some reading to do to better understand all the markings on this. No import markings on it.
    Dave
    Sergeant Major US Army (Ret)

    #2
    Nice looking pea shooter!

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      #3
      I love it!!
      Really wish stupid NJ let us have carbines. I hate this state!!
      Welcome to the Addiction!

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        #4
        Nice! Those guns are so fun to shoot!
        m14brian

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          #5
          I've never even had the chance to shoot one of these since i live in a commie state. Sucks.
          Welcome to the Addiction!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
            I've never even had the chance to shoot one of these since i live in a commie state. Sucks.
            Dude, if you ever make your way out here or to Vegas we will check that box off. In Las Vegas you can rent a long list of guns, lots of full auto goodies too all legal.
            m14brian

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              #7
              Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
              I've never even had the chance to shoot one of these since i live in a commie state. Sucks.
              You can always move next door to Pennsylvania. Why do think Sarco moved here.

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                #8
                Sarge:
                Looks pretty good. The bayonet lug is a giveaway that it's an arsenal rework, but don't let that get you down. I have a mixmaster that looks kinda beat, but shoots great. Lots of fun too!
                It originally had a flip type rear sight and a "type I" skinny barrel band. In place of a bayonet, soldiers were originally given a fighting knife that is similar in appearance to the bayonets you can find. (Midway had some not too long ago.) Considering the early s/n, it may have also had "high wood" stocks originally. Some of these were modified because of breakage, but since this was a rebuild, chances are, the stock was added then. Get yourself Craig Riesch's book "U.S. M1 Carbines, Wartime Production". It will help you figure out what parts are on there. He really breaks it down. If there are any parts that don't fit the descriptions there, don't freak out. Do a search for that part and there are several websites that could tell you when the part was made and by who.
                Thanks for your service!

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                  #9
                  I just bought the book mentioned on ebay but while I'm waiting there is some info here with good pics, a list of more books.. ..http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/stocks.html
                  Last edited by zenfly; 07-20-2018, 11:39 AM.

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