MKS Supply brings back the Inland M1 Carbine

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MKS Supply brings back the Inland M1 Carbine

Post by Big_Mike » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:38 pm

Sweet!!!! New production M1 carbines on the way...

Hopefully there's still some ammo around to shoot these. _:
MKS Supply brings back the Inland M1 Carbine
http://www.guns.com/2014/10/21/mks-supp ... 1-carbine/


MKS Supply has just announced that it’s bringing back a historical name and historical rifle with the Inland M1 Carbine. These new-production .30 Carbine rifles will be offered in three versions, all matching original configurations.

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These carbines are designed to be true to the originals down to the arsenal markings and cartouches, combining history and shootability in a single package.

To ensure that these new-production M1 Carbines don’t get confused with mint-condition originals, they are marked on the barrel and stock to prevent confusion or graft. The modern stamps aren’t visible unless the stock is removed and aren’t visible otherwise, maintaining the classic lines to a T.

The three models MKS is resurrecting are the 1944 M1 without a bayonet lug, the 1945 M1 with a bayonet lug, and the M1A1 Paratrooper with the original heavy wire folding stock.

Like the World War II-era carbines they have walnut stocks and forends that have been patinaed to simulate age and are equipped with classic adjustable peep sights.

As bayonet lugs are restricted by some state and local laws, the 1944 model will ship with a limited 10-round magazine. The 1945 and Paratrooper model will ship with a standard 15-round .30 Carbine magazine and the design will work with 30-round M2 magazines.

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The Paratrooper with the heavy wire stock, folded. (Photo: MKS Supply)

These Inland-brand carbines will be marketed and sold exclusively through MKS and are priced at $1,049 for the fixed-stock models and $1,179 for the paratrooper version. Like with most MSRPs we expect real-world pricing to be less and hopefully these modern replicas will be available for $1,000 or less.

The .30 Carbine cartridge is proven to be effective at practical distances, generating close to 1,000 foot-pounds of force pushing a 110-grain bullet at over 1,900 feet per second, about halfway between .357 and .44 Magnum. In a semi-automatic carbine the recoil is negligible and these guns are renown for being fast-handling and even faster-shooting.

Weighing in at a hair over 5 pounds, the M1 Carbine is an extremely versatile rifle. Just as it served troops well, being employed by every branch of the military from World War II through the Vietnam War, it continues to be used by shooters around the world for plinking, hunting, law enforcement and self-defense.

With these new model Inland M1 Carbines, shooters don’t have to worry about damaging a historical piece with wear and tear while still getting to shoot a real M1 Carbine.

On top of that, being new, shooters can know that there won’t be any surprises buying surplus hardware. Availability is sure to be better, although we know these will be popular sellers for sure.
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Re: MKS Supply brings back the Inland M1 Carbine

Post by jmikeb653 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:47 pm

Nice! I wonder if they bought all the tooling and parts from Kahr/AutoOrdinance, seeing as how they have focused on their handgun business these last couple of years.
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Re: MKS Supply brings back the Inland M1 Carbine

Post by Racist Infidel » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:28 pm

I've worked on an A/O M1 Carbine. With only 50 rounds through the rifle the cam lug on the bolt and the camming recess in the slide handle were already starting to deform. The parts are cast and no where near a hard as the original parts.

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Post by Big_Mike » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:42 pm

Racist Infidel wrote:I've worked on an A/O M1 Carbine. With only 50 rounds through the rifle the cam lug on the bolt and the camming recess in the slide handle were already starting to deform. The parts are cast and no where near a hard as the original parts.

That's awful, any idea what year of manufacture? What decade?

I've got a West Hurley manufactured 1911A1 made by them that I bought as a cheap pistol to learn how to shoot cerakote. It shoots fine as long as I load the magazines short one or two rounds and I feed it ball ammo.
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Post by Racist Infidel » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:37 am

IIRC it was four years ago. New production. It was one of the reproduction commercial models, NOT USGI.

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Re: MKS Supply brings back the Inland M1 Carbine

Post by Mannlicher » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:23 pm

I don't have any desire for a faux Inland carbine. The real ones that I have work just fine. :)
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