I want to share a recent rescue story. A hunting buddy's brother-in-law passed away and my friend was helping go through the deceased belongings.
In the barn he found an M1 carbine, rusty and in pieces. Knowing my interest in carbines, he offered it to me. I spent a couple of weeks cleaning it up; soaking it in oil and scrubbing away.
It is a 5.1 million Inland with matching 5-44 Inland barrel and original Type 2 barrel band. I cleaned the stock and put on a couple of coats of RLO to reveal a nice cartouche. I replaced the Winchester trigger housing and bolt with correct Inland parts and swapped out the stamped rear sight with a Type 2. Oh, and I put on an Inland hand guard as the one with the gun had the sight groove sanded away.
Pictures tell the story. No I haven't shot it yet.
Bore shined right up, rifling is strong, ME about 1. I replaced the flip safety (in the photo) with the correct push button. The only part not correct as issued is the bolt on the Type 2 band. It had a hardware bolt and I replaced it with a bolt from a Type 1 band.