4 years ago#1
ca9430
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Hi, I would like to get a DOM and approximate value of this Inland m1 "m2"carbine it looks to be in very good shape. No rust,only blue wear is on the action,&not much there. the date on the bbl. is 5-45 sn.7141734 thanks for your help. Hope pics help.

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4 years ago#2
Swede
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Normally I would say $6000-$7000. But yours is in fine shape and with the tool kit you could add $700-$800.

SN's and year of manufacture are all over for the Garand but are hard to find for the carbine. If I remember right they were only built for about 3-4 years. Something like 1943-1946.

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4 years ago#3
ca9430
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Hi swede, wow thats alot more than i would have guesed i also have the oil can half full the green protective sock six mags 3 never used a carbine score card a department of the army field manual (FM 23-7)& a (c1,FM 23-7 AFM 50-4A) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FIELD MANUAL DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE MANUAL CARBINE CALIBER .30 M1 M1A1,M2,and M3 and a unused target thanks for your reply to my post

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4 years ago#4
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hello..first off is your carbine select fire or semi auto ,,i don't see the selector on the left side,,if it's been converted to semi then the value would be lower ,,to acheive the prices sweed valued it at it would have to have correct select fire parts and be a regestered transferable rifle ,,the receiver and other parts look correct but a through dissasembly would be nessasary to determing if all the internal parts are correct ,,with just the m2 receiver it still should be worth around 1200-1500 if the rest of the parts are mixed from different manufactures ,,but if it's all correct parts with the select fire parts then it could easily be in the range sweed gave you ,,as for the extras you have ,,the cleaning kit would proably bring 50-100 to a collector and the mags sell for around 15-20 bucks apeice in the wrap.. the m2 carbine was a late ww2 issue rifle and they saw limited action during ww2 but were used extencivly during the korean conflict ,,looks to be in very good condition but ya gotta know how correct it is internally ,,a good book for refrence and iding the correct parts for your carbine is the book written by joe poyer on m1 carbines ,,a web search for "m1 carbine book by joe poyer" will proably turn up alot of bookstores who handle it both new and used ,,i got mine at a local gunshow when i had my carbines and i found it invaluable for checking corect parts and acc's for my carbines ,,costs about 20 bucks and well worth the small amount ya pay to know how correct your carbine is ,,again looks like a very nice carbine... but if it's not a semi auto you may have issues where ya can shoot it without proper paperwork..just some words of advice to be aware of ..and a full auto select fire example without proper paperwork can be an expencive toy if the ATF&E get wind that it's not regestered as a MG.. it could get very expencive to own!!
bigcurt

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4 years ago#5
bigcurt
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hello again ,,after looking at your pics again ,,i noticed that i beleive your carbine has had a few parts changed ,,the trigger group has the wrong mag release i beleive for a M2 and also the stock looks more like a M1A1 than a true M2..i beleive if memory serves me right the M2's used the pot bellied stock standard ..so i'd say my values of around 1500 for just the rifle are pretty close.. possibly a bit more and maybe as much as 2000 to the right collector ,, ,also the slide doesn't look correct for an m2,,these are good things because you won't have issues with owning it with these parts on it ,,it's when the other parts are on it that legal issues come into play..lol.. ,,you did say ya had the green sock ,,could you be talking about a jumpcase ?post a pic of the other items when ya get a chance and i can proably give ya an idea of there values ,,thanks for shareing it,,it's truely an item most carbine collectors would love to own!!
bigcurt

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4 years ago#6
ca9430
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Hi bigkurt,the 30 cal. carbine has been converted i've had it apart but i'm not sure exactly sure how the m2 parts differ from the semi auto parts but the selector switch is not there. I will get Joe Poyer's book to check on mine and my dad has5 or so.I'm not sure about the diference between M1A1,M1,M2 but it's stamped on the chamber U.S. CARBINE CAL.30 M2.Here is some pics of the stuff in his foot locker.Thanks for the information i really apreciate it.

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4 years ago#7
m2
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i recently inherited an original stamp m2 carbine made by inland in 3-45. it is in excellent cond all original inland m2 parts with bayonet and original 30 round mags. minus selector switch. my x wifes grandfather left it 2 me in his will, He was a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force serving in WW2 Korea The Berlin air lift And Vietnam. He had told me he has the switch before he passed. I have no intentions of breaking any laws but would like 2 know the legalities of owning this rifle

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3 years ago#8
m2
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bump?

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3 years ago#9
phillydude
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unless it was registered, its considered a machine gun.drop me an email and i can tell you all about these
<email>

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3 years ago#10
Texasbadger
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Good advice so far, if the receiver is marked M2 it doesnt even matter if you changed out bolt and internals to make it semi auto, its still highly illegal without registration papers.

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3 years ago#11
Darrin Tenbusch
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I have one just like this and i was woundering how much this gun would be without a clip. The gun is in excellent condition. It is a inland div. U.S. carbon m2

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2 years ago#12
tomt661
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Phillydude
I have some questions about M2 30 cal carbines if you could help. <email>

Regards, Tom

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2 years ago#13
Mike D
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Try this email Tom -

mikedubois1

at g m a i l dot com

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1 year ago#14
1949ford
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According to the Batf, if your receiver says M-2 on it, you better make sure you have it registared as a machine gun!.

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1 year ago#15
conductor53
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1949ford wrote:
According to the Batf, if your receiver says M-2 on it, you better make sure you have it registared as a machine gun!.


Absolutely correct. The problem is that if it is not already registered with the ATF, it cannot be registered, and is contraband (illegal to own). If you get caught with it, you are facing a fine of up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison. At the very least, ATF will seize the gun, and you will most likely be convicted of a felony and will no longer be able to own a firearm of any kind.
If I were you, I would strip all the parts off of it, and surrender the receiver to ATF...or throw it in a very deep river.
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4 months ago#16
smal
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If its marked a M-2 and has never been registered with the Batf it will get you 20 years and a hell of a fine about $200,000,Its a Machine gun,once its a Machine gun it is always a machine gun its status ca never be chaged reguardless of if someoe put semi auto parts i it or not,you best turn it in or risk getting your **** i one hell of a mess as they dont play when it comes to unregistered machine guns,Since you posted it on here id be willing to bet they know about it now.

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