View Full Version : Thoughts on this M1 Carbine?

November 19, 2018, 12:43 AM
Hello All,

Any help with this M1 would be fantastic. I just acquired it(found in the rafters of my grandfathers basement) and I'm curious to know more. From the research I've been doing, this seems to be a very good find. Looks to be an early model and has an Inland receiver/barrel, etc, but has a RMC (Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company) stock with the early "i" cut version. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please see the below pics. Thank you all in advance!

November 19, 2018, 12:44 AM
More pics...

November 19, 2018, 12:45 AM
And the last of the pics...

November 19, 2018, 07:34 AM
I would say pretty good find is a bit of an understatement. That is an awesome find!

November 19, 2018, 11:02 AM


T. O'Heir
November 19, 2018, 01:11 PM
Grand pop's rafters must be remarkably clean and dry. It's in excellent condition. The bandoleer with it?
It's not usual for Carbines to have mixtures of parts. 99.99% of all Carbines went through an arsenal rebuild after W.W. II. That one either did not or it was returned, at considerable expense, to war time configuration.
There's no such thing as an "all correct" Carbine as none of the manufacturers made all the parts. Parts, not all of which were marked in any way, were made by literally 100's of small shops all over the Eastern U.S. Inland, for example, only made 9 of the parts, including the receiver. Rock-Ola made 13 of 'em.
Rummage around here for boat loads of info on Carbines.

November 19, 2018, 06:28 PM
Thank you all!

Yes, the bandoleer was with the gun. Each pocket in the bandoleer has 2 clips of unused ammo.

November 21, 2018, 01:03 AM
That's pretty-much a time machine, with all early features, including the push-button safety which was changed early-on to a rotating style.