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Lot 1486: World War II U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1486: World War II U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,500
Price Realized:

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

Manufacturer: Inland
Model: M1A1
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 30
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut/steel
Item Views: 727
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 344
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

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.

Rating Definition:

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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