It's time to sell one of my safe queens to finance a new "need it", but never having been a serious student of the M1, I'm having trouble putting a value on it and could use some help.
Serial # 5129XXX , Manufactured by Inland Mfg, barrel is stamped: INLAND MFG. GENERAL MOTORS DIVISION 4-44
There is a small import stamp under the barrel between the bayonet lug and the muzzle that reads: ARL. ORD. ARLINGTON,VA.
2 Stock cartouches: NPM over FJA and crossed cannons in a circle, also, TRIMBLE over TN in the hollow behind the (missing) oiler. "Low" wood, wind. & elev. adjustable aperture rear stamped P1 (or PI), push button safety stamped M.
I bought it some years ago from a Korean War vet I worked with, and shot it a few times, but it's been a safe queen since then. Wood, metal, & bore are absolutely great, and light years ahead of any of the gunshow beaters I see. I'm not a serious carbine collector and can't comment on the "correctness" of it's configuration, but it's in super fine condition.
I'd sure appreciate any opinions on it's value. Thanks