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.
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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