Inland M1 Carbines?

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  1. Swing

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    Hey pals. Anyone have experience with the newly made Inland Manufacturing M1 Carbines? I'm tempted to invest in one of the carbines and/or the pistol version for grins.

    Any real world experiences would be great. Thanx!
     
  2. JCooperfan1911

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    Quality is poor:



    Lots of QC issues on the “new” Inland carbines.

    If you want a reproduction M1 carbine that is actually dependable and properly made, you’ll have to pony up for a Fulton Armory. They are hand built and they’ve got a 9 month lead time right now. Fulton Armory uses an extremely high quality Lewis Machine & Tool milled billet receiver and Criterion match grade barrel. All the parts are 100% USGI spec. They are not cheap rifles but many consider them as good, and in some ways even better, than original WW2 carbines as far as build quality go.

    But honestly, just get a USGI rifle to begin with. Unless you have a specific requirement for a replica carbine, such as wanting to compete in target competitions where the brand new match barrel will be of benefit, or you don’t want to put wear and tear on an aging original, you’re better off just getting a USGI rifle.
     
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  3. Swing

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    Thanks for the heads up. The one AO I had was complete and utter garbage, so I was wondering if their competitor put out something better. Guess not. I'll check out Fulton Armory. :)
     
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  4. Jimster

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    I have one. Sent it back twice because of constant jamming. I got a free t shirt out of the deal though. This was back when they first came out. Now it functions well and is fun to shoot but reloading .30 carbine sucks because you have to trim cases after a few shots. The sling requires a sledge hammer to install. Get a real one.
     
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  5. NIGHTLORD40K

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    IIRC, both the Inland Carbine and 1911 start off as the same castings used by AO and are just finished to a somewhat higher standard.
     
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  6. CapnMac

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    Also the Rockola and Kahr as they all seem to use the same subcontractors.
    Only Fulton Armory seems to focus on getting an excellent product rather than a "good enough" product.

    There's a trick. You are not meant, despite appearances, to insert the oiler in the loop and then pull it into the stock slot.
    You are meant to put the oiler in the stock, and thread the sling around the oiler. This is deliberate, so that if the sling goes slack, the oiler does not drop out when unattended.
     
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  7. Jimster

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    Now you tell me!
     
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  8. Boomholzer

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    Royal Tiger Imports acquired access to piles of various USGI M1 Carbines in Ethiopia. I think it was sometime last year and read a few articles on it in the run rags.
     
  9. CapnMac

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    LoL.
    Ya shudda asked [:)]

    Reports vary, there may have only been a few hundred (compared to the thousands of Italian and French rifles). It's months ago now, and all the best ones were snapped up in the first month or so. The non "select" ones were around $900 and many were reported to be quite grotty.
     
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