Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3343: World War II U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

World War II U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Semi-Automatic Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

World War II U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: Inland
Model: M1A1
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 475
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 225
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

"1-43" dated Inland barrel, Type I barrel band, "N" blade front sight, "S" two-position flip rear sight, "IO" blued flat top bolt, milled "INLAND" trigger housing, unmarked push button safety, "W-I" magazine catch, "GI" hammer and a "PI" operating rod. The main stock body is of the low wood configuration with a circled "P" proof on the rear, crossed cannons ordnance cartouche on the bottom surface of the grip, "H.I." two-rivet handguard, leather cheekpad with steel rivets, and swiveling spring-loaded buttplate with proper casting marks. Includes oiler and canvas sling.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 75% thin original parkerized finish on the receiver, 60% refinished parkerized finish on the barrel, with some light cycling wear, and half of the original blue finish remains on the bolt. Stock is very good with a re-glued section on the right below the receiver, a minor hairline crack on the left ahead of the recoil shield, some pressure dents on the left of the forend from contact with the folding buttplate, and a crisp proof mark. Mechanically excellent.

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