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    Posted: Feb 13 2016 at 8:08pm
Has anyone purchased one of the new Inland Manufacturing M1 Carbines that are being produced in Dayton, OH?

https://www.inland-mfg.com

I handled one at OGCA last year, and it looked pretty nice, but it was only a 30-second look that I took of it. I'm interested if anyone has purchased one, shot one, and has any kind of feedback about them.

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cali201,

Thanks for the link. I hope to see additional discussion like that here soon, as more members become aware of the new forum.

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Originally posted by cali201 cali201 wrote:

cut and paste this link

http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=53708

Good grief, I just read the posts on this link, and would really suggest others do also.  I think the people posting were trying to be as honest as possible.
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I would guess that they are a lot like new car models when they first come out, a lot of little glitch's that get resolved very soon. Hopefully they have a Customer Relations dept set up to take care of them.
 
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I have been a fan of the Carbine since I carried a M2 in Korea, and a chopped M2 in Vietnam.

I got back into the Carbines the 1st part of this year with a nice 1943 Underwood. I love shooting it, and have it as a backup Home Defense gun along with my S&W 9mm.

I have wanted to get something like the chopped M2 I had in Nam, but only choices were one of the old Enforcers type pistols, and they have lots of problems with reliability for a SHTF or Home Defense gun. The timing of the new Inland Advisor release was perfect, and I decided to get one.

My Advisor came in yesterday, and is sitting here being disassembled,inspected, cleaned and lubed. I will test fit it into my other cut down Carbine stock tomorrow and get some photos.

These are a little expensive, but are built to USGI Specs, so I can have a spare parts kit for both the Underwood and this, and use the same ammo and mags in my SHTF gear. I carried a spare bolt in Nam, and will with these also.

Here is a link to my Carbine Page. 

http://webpages.charter.net/wd4ngb/carbine.htm


It has a few photos of my 1943 Underwood, and my history with the Advisor Carbine.

As soon as I have the cut down M1 Carbine stock fitted to the new Inland Advisor, I will take some photos latter today. I will take it to the range for some break in and testing next week.


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Looking forward to the photos, and the range report!

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DON'T OWN ONE BUT CALLED THEM & ASKED IF IT WAS 100% G.I.COMPATABLE.TOOK A WHILE BUT THEY FINALLY TOLD ME IT IS 90%. I HAVE HEARD GOOD & BAD REVIEWS SO GOOD LUCK IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUY ONE. ALSO, I COULD BE WRONG BUT I WAS TOLD THERE NOT THE INLAND FROM THE WW-2 YEARS AND THEY HAVE THE RIGHTS TO USE THE NAME.
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Well I received my Inland Advisor Carbine Pistol, and took it apart to inspect, clean and lube. So far, so good. Everything seems fine so far. I tested my Underwood bolt and trigger assembly into the Advisor, and the Advisor's into the Underwood, and they swap just fine. I checked the head space on both, and just fine. Dry fired both, and checked feeding ammo from my known good mags, and they work just fine. Will do a range test in the near future. 

Advisor and its stock


Mounted in my cut down M1 Carbine stock. This is how the one I carried in Nam looked.



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My 1943 Underwood with the Advisor. I am fabricating a sling mount to put on the bottom of the grip so I can sling it easily. I Just used a rope in Nam.



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Wow! Not bad. Definitely looks better in the cut stock :)
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Did you have the M2 Version in country? If so, was it accurate, or was it just an "up close and personal" weapon?
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While there may have been some "soft bolt" issues early in the "New Inland Carbine" production, I believe that Ron Norton may have replaced the offending bolts, replacing them with properly tempered units.
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I like the looks and the feel of it in the cut down stock a lot more than the Para stock. The one I carried on Nam was a cut down M2, and was as accurate as you could expect for a 10 inch barrel. In single shot mode, about 100 yards would result in about a 8 - 10 inch group. With no butt stock, my rope sling was adjusted so it was tight when I extended it, and held under the front. This gives a very stable firing position.  Most of the time on Auto, it was for 25 yards or less, from the hip, or slightly higher. 

I am setting this one up with a short rail under the front, and putting a grip stop on it, with a combo light/laser on it. Will post up photo in a day or 2.




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Originally posted by wd4ngb wd4ngb wrote:

I like the looks and the feel of it in the cut down stock a lot more than the Para stock. The one I carried on Nam was a cut down M2, and was as accurate as you could expect for a 10 inch barrel. In single shot mode, about 100 yards would result in about a 8 - 10 inch group. With no butt stock, my rope sling was adjusted so it was tight when I extended it, and held under the front. This gives a very stable firing position.  Most of the time on Auto, it was for 25 yards or less, from the hip, or slightly higher. 

I am setting this one up with a short rail under the front, and putting a grip stop on it, with a combo light/laser on it. Will post up photo in a day or 2.





While I know these were useful "in country" what about stateside? Other than fun, is there a "practical" side to this pistol?
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Perfect back up Home Defense, and SHTF gun. I prefer this over a AR type rifle because it is much lighter, smaller, more maneuverable, plenty of stopping power with ammo like Hornady Critical Defense in typical defensive distances. and much less chance of a missed shot traveling too far and hitting a unintended target, especially in a sub division. With the light/laser under it, very quick target acquisition. 



  
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Originally posted by wd4ngb wd4ngb wrote:

Perfect back up Home Defense, and SHTF gun. I prefer this over a AR type rifle because it is much lighter, smaller, more maneuverable, plenty of stopping power with ammo like Hornady Critical Defense in typical defensive distances. and much less chance of a missed shot traveling too far and hitting a unintended target, especially in a sub division. With the light/laser under it, very quick target acquisition. 



  

Sounds like the perfect definition of an HD weapon! Thumbs Up People think that I'm silly when I tell them that the .30 Carbine, loaded with hot soft point ammunition, beats the #ell out of a handgun every time!
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Oh yea, I keep a couple of 9mm pistols on me, or close by, but if things get serious, Sweet Thing 2 comes into play. Sweet Thing was what I called my M2 in Nam, so this is Sweet Thing 2. :)  

Here is the Advisor with the Light/Laser added.


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Looks like "#ell on wheels" to me! We have both seen enough death in our times, and we don't readily warm to the idea. On the other hand, I don't intend to die before my time. This is why I'm so fond of the M1 Carbine.

The "little rifle" can raise "Holy Ned" in a heartbeat! When I was a little boy, I called my Daisy Western Field BB rifle "Old Betsy". I have been trying to create a moniker for my A/O AOM 130 M1 Carbine.

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You may already know this, but if you purchase a forged bolt from either Fulton Armory, or James River Armory, your bolt may have a longer life than those from Inland. From what I understand, either the FA or JRA are superbly machined  to the "n" th level of perfection.

I hope that Ron Norton has solved the "soft bolt" problem.
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