Inland M1 Jungle Carbine — How cool can a carbine get?

Inland Manufacturing M1 Jungle Carbine

There is something special about owning a historical firearm. The nostalgia alone makes it worthy, but when the gun also serves another purpose such as self-defense or survival, you really have something special. That is exactly the case with Inland Manufacturing’s new American made Jungle Carbine. Inland Manufacturing M1 Jungle Carbine Here is the full release from Inland Manufacturing.

Inland Manufacturing‘s new American made Jungle Carbine brings back the neat looks of the original 1944 and 1945 WWII combat carbine with the added appeal that the barrel thread is 1/2-half-inch x 28 so the flash hider may be removed to fit a (legally registered) aftermarket sound suppressor or silencer if so desired.

Inland’s .30 caliber Jungle Carbine is a faithful replica fitted with a military-style conical flash hider, correct military model sights, original type low wood American Walnut wood stock with fittings.

Inland’s Jungle Carbine will accommodate 10-, 20-, and 30-round military magazines. It is sold with one 15-round magazine (except California of course where it is sold with one 10-round magazine).


Caliber: .30 Carbine Weight: 5.5 pounds Barrel: 18 inches (including flash hider) Overall length: 34 inches Stock: American Walnut Accessories: One 15-round magazine (California carbines get a 10-round magazine) MSRP: $1,079 When the original purchaser’s warranty coupon is received by Inland within 60 days of purchase, a military-style cloth sling will be sent to the purchaser at no charge as receipt confirmation for the warranty coupon.

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Comments (39)

  1. The original M1 carbines never had a flash hider cone. This new Inland production is advertised as having the neat looks of the original. Well, that true enough up to a point or, rather, up to the right hand side of the photograph where there is that cone on what would usually have been a pointy thingy where the bullet exits. There is a guy on YouTube with one of the cone head replicas spouting all kinds of bs like he knows all about these being used in VN during that war. Disgusting of him, dressed in a boonie hat and a belt with grenades hanging down. Machoman

  2. My grandfather was issued this gun when he was in the 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal. He was 16, part of an antiaircraft squad. He still tells me stories. He’s 92 now. He remembers praying while the ground shook from explosions. God bless America.

    1. That’s what it costs for them to produce such a weapon nowadays and still turn a profit on it. Notice that there is no plastic or aluminum involved, just steel and wood. I would really like to see someone produce an AR upper in .30 Carbine that would use the M-1 mags.

    2. @ Walter

      IAI M1 (M888) Cabines, range from $600 to $650 depending on type of Wood Stock.

    1. I doubt it. There might be someone out there still making them but I haven’t seen any in many moons.

  3. I have three M1 carbines and they are favorites in my collection. They are also just plain fun to shoot. One of them also does duty as a home defense choice….GREAT GUNS!

  4. In the mid to late 70s a store at Universal Mall in Warren MI was selling surplus M1 Carbines for $79 +4% Sales Tax. My Uncle Butch got a Paratrooper Model Like he used in Pathfinders in 1962-63 in Southeast Asia.

  5. I have a General Motors Inland Division M1 carbine, Have had it since
    1962. When I joined the National Rifle Association, they offered either an
    M1 Garand or an M1 carbine for $20 as an incentive for joining. I still like
    to take it to deer camp and show it off, and I use it to hog hunt. I have
    collected lots of magazines for it over the years. I used to reload bullets
    for it but I don’t anymore. It is in excelent condition.

  6. In 1966 I purchased 10 M-1 Carbine receivers from Universal (ltr Inland Machine) to build up 10 carbines from spare parts obtained when France kicked out NATO. Their machine work was some of the best I’ve ever seen and the rifles/carbines I built were better than issue. Glad to see them still in business over the years.

  7. I have an original 43 dated winchester M1 carbine that i love to shoot coyote with and target shoot think the rifles cartridge is way too light for an effective deer hunting round .I think the carbine above is kinda cool but to pay that kind of money for a repro rifle that has a threaded barrel is pure lunacy to me and just crazy you better off with rugers scout rifle or mossbergs new scout rifle to me way or even an sks in a bullpup stock more power and much cheaper in price and NOT A REPRO GUN. JMHO. Reproduction rifles at the price they want for them is just crazy .

  8. In the mid 60’s I took down the largest 12 point White Tail Buck and still the largest to date that I have harvested. I was using a .30 Carbine, fmj, I was heading to my stand, when I heard what I thought were cows crashing through the woods, but I knew it was a buck chasing a doe, my heart was about to burst out of my chest (buck fever), it sounded link an elephant , crashing through the woods. I set down on my ass, with the rifle resting on my knee, waiting and waiting. Then it happened, a doe came over the brush, in the air and landed about four foot in front of me and bolted off to her right. My pulse and heart are really pounding at this time, I hear him coming, sounds like he is knocking down trees and then he was there, in the air above me, only six feet away, I fired, he hit the ground head first, he rolled, his head came up, I fired again, he got up and bolted off to the northwest, I jumped to my feet in pursuit, he went down at about sixty yards. I fired another round to finish him. By that time the group I was with had made their way to my locating, Joe R. said what the hell is going on sounds like a war over here. This was in Trinity County, where I grew up and a teenager at this time,will never have an experience link this again. It was assume.

    1. First off shame on Frank E for using fmj carbine ammo to hunt deer ,2nd the fact it took 3 rounds to kill said deer is again an unethical hunting person and cruel should be 1 good clean shot 1 kill right there . 3RD anything under 30 caliber 308 win is too light for these big deer we have in Ohio or north of and 4th anyone using fmj ammo for deer hunting is breaking the law here and thought it was in all 50 states you could hunt in and unethical hunting you should have that license revoked and banned from hunting .5TH it is not a historical firearm if it is a reproduction firearm it is a new REPRO firearm nothing else .

    2. First off Shame on you Damian for having the writing skills of a child. Second You have no right to try and shame someone on what is or is not ethical on a story of a hunting trip you were not a part of. The statements you made are your opinions and nothing more. Third your rant about this not being a historical firearm has no merit. The whole story is about a reproduction and that was obvious from the beginning. Apparently your reading skills are also lacking. Go home Damian, you are annoying.

  9. Just bought a 10/22 – M1 conversion stock and It is definetly cool. The rifle fell right into place, no fitting needed. Like it belonged. Got mine from Apex , they had a Labor Day sale on slightly blemished M1 stocks for 10/22’s, 60 bucks. The only blemish was a cheap finish that came off real easy with a little lacquer thinner.I refinished with Danish Oil. Got to admit it looks sweet. Now if somebody just made a 10/22 mag that is close in dimensions to a 15 rd. M1 Carbine mag-

  10. I have an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine that’s a really fun gun to shoot and I also have a Ruger 10/22 with a M1 Carbine conversion stock on it so I get to have fun both ways..

  11. My recently deceased Vietnam vet brother carried three weapons on 2 tours incountry 67-69 with the 173 AAR FIRST WAS THE M14, he refused the M16, and went to the M1 30 carbine. When he qualified he carried the M60 but never gave up his M1, I asked him one time why the 30 carbine? He said he could carry enough ammo compared that he didn’t have to worry about going black on ammo. Consequently he attributed a big part of his survival to that M1. He said the recoil was minimal and in the jungle those 800 yd shots never presented themselves except on specops sniper missions which provided him a weapon of his choosing.

    1. Mel,
      I have spoken with vets from WW2, Korea, and Vietnam, all friends and family, and every single one has told me the same tale regarding the M1 Carbine. Ease of portability and ammo capacity made it more attractive than the other options available to them at the time. Never once did any of them express the sentiment that they felt that the cartridge it fired was not up to the tasks they needed it to accomplish.

    2. Bobby,
      That’s the info I get from vets from the same wars, friends and family, imho the M1 30 carbine although it has never attain the notoriety of the m14 etc deserves a coveted place among the greats.

    3. I have long thought that the venerable M-1 Carbine does not get the respect and recognition it deserves. In my humble opinion it is the conceptual predecessor to the AR-15. It demonstrated that sometimes on the battlefield less can be more.

    1. No kidding. 60 whole days.

      Wow! What a bargain, when even Hi Point gives a lifetime warranty.

    2. no, you have 60 days to register the warranty to receive a free cloth sling. The website for inland manufacturing states a 1 year warranty.

    3. I realize 1-2 years is pretty much the average warranty on most guns, but when something is as expensive as this gun and distributed by the same company that sells 150-175$ highpoints that come with a no questions asked lifetime warranty you would think they would include a great warranty on this gun as well. Its not like .30 carbine is a round that will beat the gun to death or anything.

  12. I wish they would do something cool instead of nostalgic, how about 1 in 357 mag, 45 long colt or apc. That would feel hollow points and be useful in defense situations.

    1. .30 carbine has the the same ballistics as .357 magnum,, and is more reliable since it is rimless. .45 ACP would be less powerful than .30 carbine. soft point .30 carbine is a very capable round, especially for self defense. and .45 colt? I just have nothing good to say about a choice that bad for an M1 Carbine. It is more expensive than .45 acp, no faster a round, and less reliable in semi auto since it is rimmed.

      .30 carbine is the best choice for the M1 carbine.

    2. I agree Sean. The .30 Carbine round has a proven track record. I have never heard anything but glowing praise for the M1 Carbine from every vet that actually carried one that I have discussed the subject with.

    3. Really I had two uncles that served and were issued them. When I showed they laugh and berated me. Both said they quickly lost theirs so they could get garands instead. Anemic at best with full metal and As for soft point, fine if I’m shooting deer at 150 yard but self defense you can take it
      I’ll take hollow points.
      Mine fed ok with usgi mags but wouldn’t feed at all with hollow w points or with Korean or other aftermarket mags. Sold mine for 150 more than I bought it from cmp two years latter, don’t miss it and will keep my Hk use converted to as close to a ump as I can thanks to aviator Dave or buy a Hk mpx in 357 sig when they release it.
      Lot better guns out there for that money or not a little more.

  13. I have a paratrooper m-1 carbine. It’s a really nice gun. Maybe not my 1st go to gun, but it shoots good and straight, and it’s a lot of fun.

  14. As noted, it’s a bit spendy and has come a bit late to the party. Would that it had been available when I was in a buying mood and ammunition was still abundant and reasonably priced.

    Yup, being it’s my favorite military arm, would love to have one, especially a new one. Now-a-days, I’m buying ammo rather than weapons.

    1. I hear that!

      I have pretty much all the guns i need, but you can never have too much ammo. If that cow Clinton wins, you can bet she’ll be trying to shut down internet ammo sales. then we’ll all be back to going to the local gun store and paying way too much for a single box.

  15. I longed for an M-1 Carbine long before I ever took an interest in AR’s. When they were readily available at reasonable prices I could not afford to buy one. Once I became able to afford to buy one they were no longer readily available and when one could be found the price was anything but reasonable. Even now the prices for a used M-1 are comparable to what this brand new one is selling for.

  16. I was born in 1943 but I can remember the end of WW2 very well. They rang every church bell and the neighbors all came out of their homes crying with joy and hugged one another. Everyone had lost someone they loved.
    I remember my uncles coming back from the war in their uniforms and sitting around our dinning room table. My brother still has that table. I sure would like to have that table, but my brother had the will changed after my father died for him to get everything, I got absolutely nothing.
    But I sure would like to have one of these carbines that my uncles spoke about with such glowing words. But I can not have one of these either for I am on SS and Obama did not even give us a little raise this year. I guess he needed the money to give illegal immigrants Obama Care.

  17. I really do not think that nostalgia is worth $1,079! I’ll keep building an AR in .30 caliber carbine, thank you very much.

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