I am looking at an early Inland which appears to be a "mixmaster". Now that is not necessarily a bad thing but I am curious about some of the parts.
The handguard is a perforated plastic (I believe) replacement. Does anyone know anything about these handguards in general? We believe that it is a post-war replacement.
It also has the later style adjustable rear sight rather than the leaf-style.
And the barrel is marked "General Motors 1944" but I think that the manufacture date (serial number 244,xxx) is much earlier.
We have not been able to tear it down because the bolt has disengaged from the operating slide (we think from improper re-assembly). I have volunteered to take it apart to check this out but the current owner wants to do it himself and will let me know.
Assuming no damage from the last AND a decent barrel, any general comments on this potential purchase?
That is my intent. I know what we "assume" but I want to be vary careful. The problem is that I don't think that we have anyone around here locally who I think could analyze any other source of failure. Although we do have a pretty good gunsmith nearby who my be of some use in this.