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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by trfcrugby, May 22, 2007.

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  1. trfcrugby

    trfcrugby Member

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    Just got the shipping notice from CMP for the Inland M1 Carbine. Can anyone tell me about this serial number? I am at work, and most "weapon" related websites are blocked, and I can't look anything up.

    30660XX

    Thanks!
     
  2. cdrt

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    According to Bruce Canfield's book on the Carbine, your serial number falls in the eighth block of serial numbers assigned to Inland for the Carbine. There are no dates of production, but Inland produced 2,632,097 Carbines during WW II.

    Your block of numbers was 2,912,520 through 3,152,519. Out of that production run, all were std carbines, no M2s, etc.

    Sorry I can't give you any more specific info, but maybe someone out there has dates of mfg by serial number.
     
  3. NC-Mike

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    From a CPM post, don't know if it's correct. This is for Inlands.


    SERIAL# Date
    1-5 11/41
    6-999,999 5/42-9/43
    2,912,520-3,212,519 11/43-1/44
    4,879,526-5,549,820 1/44-8/44
    6,219,689-6,449,867 8/44-11/44
    6,629,884-6,664,883 11/44-1/45
    6,664,884-7,234,883 1/45-8/45
    7,369,661-8,069,660 1/45-8/45
     
  4. trfcrugby

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    So I am probably looking at a December 1943, give or take a few weeks.

    Thanks for posting that, I can't get there from work, and I was dying to know.
     
  5. Eightball

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    Well, that at least gives me an answer to when mine was made as well...sometime in '44 (5,300,000 range).

    Nifty. Did the ones made in '44 see action, either in WWII or Korea, or is that more up to the individual to whom it was issued?
     
  6. NC-Mike

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    That I don't know. Plenty of good Carbine books that may have that answer or try Google. I didn't see any sites where you can plug in a serial number, like they have set up for other US arms. War Baby is supposedly a good book.

    There was a good article on post war carbines in this month's American Rifleman.
     
  7. Dr. Dickie

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    Not that it really makes a difference, but what is the barrel date?
    Mine is in the 3050XXX range, and has a barrel date of 12-43 (Inland barrel). If it actually is the original barrel, nobody used this thing.
     
  8. DMK

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    Yea, that barrel could have been sitting in cosmoline on a parts shelf somewhere for years.

    Trfcrugby, what was your order number? Mine's 1451xx and it's been sitting pending for a few days now. I'm wondering how close I'm getting.
     
  9. Eightball

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    How's that a bad thing? Though, mine is 2 million later than yours, my barrel is mirror-like, and in better condition than some of the firearms that pass through my workplace! (Though, those are 'big box store specials", so I dunno).

    Just think of the decades of shooting that puppy you have to make up for! :D
     
  10. NC-Mike

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    I've heard it opined that since the .30 carbine round was never produced with corrosive primers, that is the reason many carbines have their original barrels.
     
  11. Dr. Dickie

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    Bad thing, I never said it was a bad thing.
    Heck, I was bragging!:neener:
    Mine has a muzzle wear of 1!
     
  12. DMK

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    Cool! Mine just shipped too. I should get it tomorrow. :)

    Serial #: 51060xx, looks like it was born in the summer of '44.

    Yea, I know. Nobody cares, but I had to tell someone. :eek:
     
  13. NC-Mike

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    Hey man, I care...

    Hope you get a great Carbine and take it out to warm up the barrel!
     
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    Dude! I care!

    Mine's on its way too. I'm gonna be useless tomorrow waiting for the BWT.

    Mine's a 5.4 mil SN. So that puts me late summer of 44.

    Part of me hope she saw some action and part of me hopes she was given to some cook that never fired a shot and then the Italians gave it to someone who kept it on a rack somewhere.

    I'll be happy with my new mix-master whatever it is.
     
  15. Eightball

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    So, at least I'm not the only one with torn convictions as to which I'd rather my carbine have had happen.....
     
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    Right, but some of our allies who were given lend lease rifles did make corrosive ammo.

    I've also got about 500 rounds of Chinese made .30 carbine ammo that was reversed engineered from captured US ammo (probably from Korea) down to the LC 52 headstamp. The stuff is berdan primed and corrosive. I'm tearing it down for the bullets.
     
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    The Larry Ruth book puts the 2,995,100 to 3,184,300 block between January and March 1944.
     
  18. Ratzinger_p38

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    Jealous I am. Totally plume out of the Inlands by the time I got the money :(
     
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