Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 471: U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,750 - $5,500

U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: Inland
Model: M1A1
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 30 M1 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 780
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 332
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This is an exceptional example of a late World War II production U.S. Inland M1A1 paratrooper carbine. "N" blade front and "PI" adjustable rear sights, with a "1-45" dated Inland barrel and a "SI" Type III barrel band. Round "IO" bolt, milled "INLAND" trigger housing, unmarked button safety, "HI" magazine catch, "I-I" hammer and a reparkerized "PI" operating rod. sear. The main stock body is of the four-rivet, low wood configuration, with an "IO" handguard, "RIA/EB" cartouche on the left side, two uncircled "P" stamps on the front of the grip, "crossed cannons" on the right, "R.I./3" on the bottom, leather cheekpad with steel rivets, tan canvas sling, and swiveling spring-loaded buttplate with proper casting marks. Oiler absent.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 95% plus original parkerized finish (except for the replaced operating rod), showing some light wear and handling marks overall. The bolt retains 70% bright original blue. The stock is also very fine, with a small hairline crack in the rear of the handguard and scattered dents and scratches. The cheekpiece shows some tearing and scuffing. Mechanically excellent.

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