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Late war hand stamped M1 carbine

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#1 tthen

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

I have a late war hand stamped M1 carbine with a 6984*** ser. number.I have an old Craig Riesch book that states that the slide, trigger housing sear, hammer, mag catch and stock changed at ser. number 6850000. The change was to accommodate the M2 but would work in the M1. My question is would this M1 have been built with all the new M2 parts minus the selector assembly or would they have used the latest M1 leftovers. any help in this matter would be appreciated.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:12 PM

I use to own a late war carbine that had the 1 from M1 carbine stamped off set from the M.It was an Inland and said to be fairly rare according to JC Harrisons book.I never went through it part for part.It dated to 1945 and had the bayonet lug as well.According to the book it was one of the carbines which used M2 parts but the reciever was stamped M 1 by hand

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#3 tthen

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

Thank you for the info, I guess I'll get the Harrison book.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

Typically a carbine of that time frame could have a mix of M2 parts.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

Thank you for the info, I guess I'll get the Harrison book.

Of course, there is no perfect book, and Harrisons is known to be full of errors. Proceed with caution. Ruth's "War Baby" is very good.


#6 russell moore

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

I would think there could be some M2 parts in a late Inland
The M2 sear,op slide, and mag catch will all work just fine in a M1
Remember they didn't take any special care to uses certian parts on M1 production
whatever they grabed in the parts bin and would work went into the gun

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