U.S. M1 Carbine
Inland Division, General Motors Co.
Serial Number: 682257

Württemberg-Baden, Stadtkreis, Stuttgart Polizei


Imported into New Zealand.

Barrel Group

Barrel   Inland, 1943
Front Sight type I N (Niedner Rifle Corp. of Dowagiac, MI - used by Inland and other prime contractors)
Barrel Band type IA unmarked
Barrel Skirt    
Slide type P.I. underlined (Packard Mfg Corp. of Indianapolis, IN for Inland)

Slide has number inventory number 217 on inside of arm.

Stock Group

Stock type II OI (S.E. Overton of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Handguard type OI (S.E. Overton of South Haven, MI for Inland)
Buttplate   late Inland

Stuttgart Crest - bottom of handgrip

Inventory number 217 inside stock sling well and underside of handguard. German made web sling with leather re-enforced gusset, steel buckle, and chrome snap marked ZIEH HIER (Push Here).

Receiver Group

Receiver integrated recoil spring hole Inland
Rear Sight type I S on left side, right side and leaf unmarked
Recoil Plate   W.I. (unknown subcontractor for Inland)

Wurttemberg-Baden Stadtkreis Stuttgart

Recoil plate has the letters WB-S-STG stamped into the top of it (Wurttemberg-Baden Stadtkreis-Stuttgart).

Bolt Group

Bolt Flat Bolt A.I. (Autotyre Corp. for Inland)
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin    

Bolt has inventory number 217 engraved on it.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type Inland
Trigger type R.I. (Reece Button Hole Machine Co. of Boston, MA for Inland)
Sear type BI (B&P Motors of Worcester, MA for Inland)
Hammer type III NI (National Cash Register Co. of Dayton, OH for Inland)
Safety type II or III unmarked
Magazine Catch type E.I. (Eaton Pond Co. of Springfield, MA for Inland)

Bottom of trigger guard marked WB-S-STG (Wuerttemberg-Baden Stadtkreis Stuttgart). Between the magazine well and trigger guard is the crest of the City of Stuttgart with the numbers 217 above it. The 217 is consistent with an inventory number used by this agency. 217 is also etched on the trigger and hammer.

Photos & Data courtesy of

Murray from Auckland, NZ

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