Named for their association with America's airborne units, the U.S. M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine was solely made by the Inland Manufacturing Division of General Motors in two identified serial number blocks, with this one in the first block (October 1942-December 1943). "N" marked blade front and "S" marked two-leaf rear sights, with an Inland barrel dated "4-43", a Type I barrel band, flat bolt, milled Inland trigger guard, smooth button safety and a "W-I" magazine catch. The stock is the early high wood pattern with the circled "P" stamp on the rear and an Ordnance "crossed cannons" stamp on the underside, brown leather cheekpad with brass rivets and an oiler, and the spring-loaded buttplate with proper casting numbers on the interior. One "K-S'G'" marked magazine is included with the carbine along with a tan canvas sling.
Excellent, with 97% plus of the original finish. Showing some light wear and handling marks overall. The stock shows a few mild dents and scuffs on the very fine original wood, some scratches and verdigris buildup on the leather, with the metal equal to the rest of the carbine. Mechanically excellent.
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