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SaxonPig
April 6, 2010, 05:16 PM
Don't know the exact date but the barrel is stamped 4-44 so it's sometime this month. Found this on GunBroker in the 3rd month of waiting for my CMP Carbine to arrive and bought it for about what the CMP rifle cost figuring I'd keep the best one (which I knew would be the CMP gun). Well, surprise... surprise... the 12-43 Inland I got from the CMP 3 months later was no better than this one. OK, maybe 1% better. So I figured it would be easier to sell (it was) and kept this one. All I wanted was a plinker, anyhow.

I find that 4-44 date intriguing. Any chance it went ashore at Normandy?


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desidog
April 6, 2010, 07:46 PM
Glad to see the old fogies still alive and kicking.

If you were to go to the National Archives in DC you might be able to find this out with records of which divisions had which guns, by serial number.

Tommygunn
April 6, 2010, 08:30 PM
I tend to doubt it was at Normandy. The barrel was made in April '44 but the gun might have been assembled on D-Day ....possibly.
I have a Inland M-1 Carbine with a 2-44 date. So mine is a tad older. Maybe still too "old" to see D day, but I believe it saw Korea 'cause my father brought it back from there.

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