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GrnVlyLarry
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Posted - 07/13/2012 :  4:06:34 PM  Show Profile Send GrnVlyLarry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have a Rifle with a 6 digit serial number, 666396. Marked on barrel as an Inland 8-43. Issued to my friends dad in Korea. All issued equipment intact. All references I find are for 7 digit serial numbers. What up guys? Anyone know?

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jimb16
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Posted - 07/13/2012 :  6:05:21 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Early Inland, probably around Aug/Sept 43. If used in Korea, it was very likely rebuilt (99% chance).

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GrnVlyLarry
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Posted - 07/13/2012 :  10:02:56 PM  Show Profile Send GrnVlyLarry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He brought it home and kept it. Was a Navy Cook so only used for annual qualification. Have a 4 pack of 30 round magazines (original ammo) and 2 10 rounders. Date on barrel is Inland 8-43, 3 months older than me.
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  6:57:09 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If it has a bayonet lug, lever type safety or adjustable rear sight, then it has been rebuilt. Almost all carbines issued during the Korean conflict were rebuilds. That doesn't mean that they are incorrect, only upgraded. It is still "as issued" just not "as manufactured".

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GrnVlyLarry
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  8:30:11 PM  Show Profile Send GrnVlyLarry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jimb16

If it has a bayonet lug, lever type safety or adjustable rear sight, then it has been rebuilt. Almost all carbines issued during the Korean conflict were rebuilds. That doesn't mean that they are incorrect, only upgraded. It is still "as issued" just not "as manufactured".

OGCA Lifer, 03 Cruffler
son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider



It has all of those. Is very clean and shoots great. Almost as good as my Enfield Mark I. Thanks for the info.
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