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warningshot
September 24, 2012, 01:34 AM
Inland, Serial Number starts with 6300...., underwood barrel w/ the long under barrel bayonet lug, looks complete, bottom of stock looks real flat.
Iis this a late rifle?

Chris_B
September 25, 2012, 04:44 PM
Nobody has anything to say about this?

I haven't a chance to look it up

Baba Louie
September 25, 2012, 05:32 PM
warningshot,
Inland production shows a 6,300,xxx serial to be mfg from Aug 44 - Nov 44 (6219689 - 6449687)
link
http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/28254-Some-M1-Carbine-production-dates-cartouche-markings

Flat bottom stock, not an M2 fat bottom stock. Probably re-arsenaled post war for the bayo lug (more than likely)

As to late production, sorta but more middle late than late late. Inland made 3 more batches with the last being Aug 45... but certainly yours was made within the last year of production.

Shoot it yet?

warningshot
September 25, 2012, 11:02 PM
naw, its on the rack at big 5.....7 hundred.
undecided

Baba Louie
September 26, 2012, 04:10 AM
Probably the cheapest price you'll find in a big box store. I always ask them if they have others back in the stock room to choose from as well (never hurts to ask).

War Babies are a hoot to own and shoot. I will say that. Good for HD too f need be (I suppose, never having used mine for said purposes)