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Feature, Inland 931 First Commando Fiji Guerillas

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nevinator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 08 2021 at 7:50am
Great rifle and an even better story.  Was this rifle listed on GB about 6 months ago?  I seem to remember someone who claimed to have a collection from Australia up for sale.  Excellent research.  Thanks for sharing.
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I am new to this forum and learning a lot. But when i saw this post I almost fell off my chair. I have Inland sn. 938 and it is a twin to this carbine. The data sheet on 931 matches my carbine sn.938.
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Welcome to the forum 03collector, now lets see some pictures of 938.
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I will as soon as i can, should i make a new post about this carbine i don't want to hijack this post. It wouldn't be fair and im not that good at posting LOL.
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That's an excellent report with great photos on a fantastic early Inland!   Thanks for sharing that! I enjoyed it!

Just one point, however. The early cone-type extractor plungers underwent two changes. The 90 degree cut made to the cone itself to better engage the modified extractor, AND the stem of the plunger was cut down.

Separate that early plunger from the spring, and you will see what I mean.

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Originally posted by Marty Black Marty Black wrote:

That's an excellent report with great photos on a fantastic early Inland!   Thanks for sharing that! I enjoyed it!

Just one point, however. The early cone-type extractor plungers underwent two changes. The 90 degree cut made to the cone itself to better engage the modified extractor, AND the stem of the plunger was cut down.

Separate that early plunger from the spring, and you will see what I mean.

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Thank you, sir.  Here is the Inland 931 plunger separated from the spring and pictured next to a plunger with a flat cut cone.


War Baby!, page 300, shows two full cone plungers, the earliest one more rounded than the later one.  The difference is slight but I think is exhibited by the comparison of plungers from Inland 931 (with the spring) to a full cone plunger from Inland 22xxx.


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Wow 
Thanks for the pictures.
Great Carbine!

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Originally posted by 03collector 03collector wrote:

I will as soon as i can, should i make a new post about this carbine i don't want to hijack this post. It wouldn't be fair and im not that good at posting LOL.


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I have just acquired Inland #1652 barrel dated  6-42  I will have to compare my parts with 931's
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Maybe you could start another thread and post pictures of your carbine.
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"Hunterman" and other interested collectors: We've reported on the two different tips on the cone-type extractor plungers. One is definitely cone-tipped and the other has a flat spot at the tip. The flattening of the latter type could be caused by wear or it could be a manufacturing difference to reduce possible chipping.

The cone-type extractor plungers have always been quite rare, and we've never attempted to collect detailed data on the tips. Only factory-original carbines assembled before approximately Feb 1943 would have the Type 1 (V-notch) extractor and cone-type plunger.

This would include the following prime contractors: Inland, Winchester, Underwood, National Postal Meter and a small number of Rock-Ola and Quality Hardware carbines. We've still got a lot to learn!

The Carbine Club never conducted a study on the plungers themselves, but the change of the Type 1 Extractor to the "reworked" or "transitional" extractor, and mention of the change to the plungers were discussed in Newsletter 116, pp 3-4.

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