Imformation about M-1 Carbine

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by shadow1, May 18, 2008.

Questions asked in Mail

Poll closed May 23, 2008.
  1. Is this weapon modified?

    4 vote(s)
  2. Is the weapon original.

    1 vote(s)
  3. If not original what is missing?

    1 vote(s)
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  1. shadow1

    shadow1 Guest

    I am in possesion of an M-1 carbine S/N 5188394 made by Inland.

    My carbine has no rear sights but it has a muzzle supressor or flash arrestor

    The flash arrestor has sights and the weapon can be fired accurately by sighting down the top piece. It also has tangs for a bayonet on the flash arrestor

    My questions are as follows.

    1. Was this weapon manufactured in this fashion if so why.
    2. Can you tell me the year of manufacture by its serial number?
    3. Is there something missing from the weapon?

    I remember the flash arrestor but I cannot remember if it had rear sights.

    The weapon seems not to have been modified so is there something missing.

    The weapon also has seen little use.

    If anyone can be of assistance in answering these questions I would be greatly apppreciative.
  2. mitch_mckee

    mitch_mckee Guest

    I think that the rear sight may have been removed to install a scope mount:

    M1Carbine Scope Mounts

    This might get you on track for the mfg. year:

    History of the M1 Carbine - Riverbank Armory

  3. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    Can you post Pictures ???