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Bhobbs
12-26-2010, 2:12 PM
Is there any way of finding out the date of manufacture for an M1 Carbine? It is an Inland Division M1 with a serial number of 5,045,XXX. The barrel is Inland 3-44 so I'm thinking it may be the original barrel. I think was rebuilt after the war with the adjustable rear sight and a flat bolt but I'm not sure. I haven't taken it appart because it's my grandpa's so I can't check other numbers on the rest of the parts.

Paul S
12-26-2010, 6:15 PM
Based on serial number...Manufacture date June of 1944 the serial # sequence ends at 5045100. Serial #'s beginning 5045101 to 5272000 covers the period July to September 44.
These serial numbers are reported to be approximate. The info is taken form "The M1 Carbine Owner's Guide by Larry L. Ruth & Scott A. Duff.

HTH

Milsurp Collector
12-26-2010, 8:33 PM
Is there any way of finding out the date of manufacture for an M1 Carbine? It is an Inland Division M1 with a serial number of 5,045,XXX. The barrel is Inland 3-44 so I'm thinking it may be the original barrel. I think was rebuilt after the war with the adjustable rear sight and a flat bolt but I'm not sure. I haven't taken it apart because it's my grandpa's so I can't check other numbers on the rest of the parts.

Many M1 carbines have their original barrels. Your barrel date is consistent with the approximate build date so yours is likely to be the original barrel. Inland carbines were originally fitted with adjustable rear sights beginning in early 1944 so it might be the original sight. There won't be numbers on the other parts, there will be two letters, the second letter is usually "I".

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/LateWarInland/DSC02796.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/LateWarInland/DSC02798.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/LateWarInland/DSC02799.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/LateWarInland/DSC02806-1.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/LateWarInland/DSC02802-1.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/LateWarInland/DSC02804-1.jpg

Paul S
12-26-2010, 9:04 PM
[QUOTE=Milsurp Collector;5509717]Many M1 carbines have their original barrels. Your barrel date is consistent with the approximate build date so yours is likely to be the original barrel. Inland carbines were originally fitted with adjustable rear sights beginning in early 1944 so it might be the original sight. There won't be numbers on the other parts, there will be two letters, the second letter is usually "I".

Millsurp:

Excellent macro photography there bud..wish I had a camera which would do
that.

P.S.
stripped your pix to save bandwidth...not because I'm jealous. ;)

Bhobbs
12-27-2010, 1:03 PM
Thanks for the info. I didn't know Inlands were originally manufactured with an adjustable rear site. I'll have to field strip it and get a better look next time I'm up there.

Dr.Mauser
12-28-2010, 3:47 PM
Hope this helps:

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