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What to do with this Inland?

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    Posted: Jul 29 2020 at 11:41am
A friend got this carbine in a trade about 5 years ago, had it sitting in a box, and has asked me to help him figure out what to do with it.  The markings for the receiver and trigger housing are Inland and the serial number only has 5 digits.  The paratrooper stock is aftermarket (it has no markings and is in too good of a shape).  The gun appears to have been refurb'd/polished/re-blued possibly with a new barrel.  The bolt is silver.

The extractor was stuck, so I soaked it and ordered a bolt tool and new set of springs, but haven't broken down the bolt (or trigger group) yet.  

The weapon fires and cycles, BUT I discovered a hairline crack on the gas piston housing.  Confused  IT needs re-barreling, but he is not attached to the gun.  From a sale standpoint, is he better off selling as is (or for the parts), or re-barreling prior to sale.

The options that I see are:

1)  Sell as is
2)  Re-barrel and sell
3)  Sell of the individual parts (is it sum of the parts worth more than the whole)
4)  Put it back in a box for another 5 years

There is a chance that once re-barreled, he would keep it, but if someone offered him one to buy for $300 I don't think that he spend the money on an M1.

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Can you post a picture of the gas cylinder (crack).
Any markings on the barrel?

Try 'Macro' setting on camera.

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There is so much not original and repro on that carbine that if anyone replaced the barrel, all they would have is a shooter grade with a bunch of repro parts. Even the original finish has been destroyed. Even with a barrel replacement, it wouldn't be worth more than $550-$600.  If you deduct the cost of a new barrel, you've got a carbine worth around $300-$350. 
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Outcome based on forum feedback:

He is going to sell the repro para stock and non GI mags (which should cover his cost).

Buy a beater stock, then put it back in a box for another 5 years - OR - use it as a wall hanger.
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