MKS Supply Brings Back the M1 Carbine

Almost too cool to be true.

MKS Supply M1 Carbine Paratrooper Model and M1 Carbine Rifle
MKS Supply M1 Carbine Paratrooper Model and M1 Carbine Rifle
MKS Supply
MKS Supply

Dayton, OH --(Ammoland.com)- MKS Supply, LLC announces that production of the original Inland brand M1 Carbine is again underway and the iconic .30 caliber, World War II-era M1 Carbine will be marketed exclusively by MKS Supply, LLC.

These newly manufactured M1 Carbines are 100 percent American-made with 100 percent American parts. These are faithful copies of the original Inland Manufacturing carbines, right down to part construction and stampings. They even include the arsenal-stamped stock markings known as cartouches!

In fact, these carbines are so precisely copied from the original specifications that the company marks the underside of the barrel and the inside of the stock of these current models to prevent potential fraudsters from passing these new carbines as mint WWII originals, or using these new-production parts to “upgrade” original models (these markings are not visible unless the action is removed from the stock).

Three Inland M1 Carbine models are just now available:

  • M1 1944 Wood stocked original design without bayonet lug……….MSRP $1049.00
  • M1 1945 wood stocked original (above) design with bayonet lug…MSRP $1049.00
  • M1A1Paratrooper. Original design folding heavy wire stock……….MSRP $1179.00
  • All carbines include an original-looking cloth sling and oiler.
  • The 1945 and Paratrooper models come with one 15-round magazine.

The original 1944 Model did not have a bayonet lug, so MKS chose the new Inland 1944 model to come with a 10-round magazine in order to comply with the law in states that limit magazine capacity to ten rounds and prohibit the sale of firearms with bayonet lugs (to prevent millions of “drive-by bayonetings” we assume).

One magazine is included with each carbine. Extra 15- and 30-round magazines are not available with this offering, but all models will accept original and correct replica 15-and 30-round magazines. All models feature the same original-type adjustable 1944-era “peep” battle sights.

A total of 150,000 Paratrooper models were produced in WWII by all manufacturers. The Inland M1A1 Paratrooper is modeled after the late-1944 production model, which had a low wood walnut forend, Type II barrel band, folding wire stock, and no bayonet lug.

The M1 Carbine is a great little firearm. It has cool, classic looks, is fun to shoot and packs a low-recoil even as the 110-grain .30 caliber bullet is pushed at nearly 2,000 FPS.

Quick history:
Of the 6,232,100 M1Carbines produced overall, almost half were produced by the Inland Division of General Motors between 1941 and 1945. During that time, Inland produced three basic models: The 1944 model without a bayonet lug; the 1945 model with a bayonet lug (probably at the urging of the troops); and a wire stock Paratrooper model that also had no bayonet lug. Also produced by various manufacturers were an additional 570,000 select-fire M2 Carbines and 2,100 M3 Carbines (with flash hider and without sights to allow space for the addition of an infrared sniper scope).

The long-lived M1 Carbine was used into the early 1960s by U.S Special Forces advisers in Vietnam and by indigenous troops throughout the war due to its compact size and light weight (5lbs, 3oz). It is still used around the world by various military and police units.

Exclusively Marketed by
MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH, 45414
937-454-0363
www.mkssupply.com
  • 8 thoughts on “MKS Supply Brings Back the M1 Carbine

    1. Those prices are absurd. No collector would want one and you can get an AR-15 for less. So who are these for? A dedicated re-enactor? But even an M-1 Garand is cheaper.

      The carbine a sweet little rifle and if they’d sell them for the $450 they’re worth I buy one in a military minute.

    2. Kahr arms offers the same guns for around $600 $700 at least that’s about what I paid for mine. Might not have all the markings like the MKS version but it shoots and is cheaper. Hank I don’t think you will find one for $450 unless you want a Chiappa .22LR version, which is a sweet piece to plink with. Yes I have one of those too. I also like M1 Carbines too.

    3. Would love to see a reproduction of the 1903 Springfield bolt action, that Clinton had hundreds of thousands of the originals destroyed back in the 90’s. One of the most accurate rifles ever made and very good big game rifle.

    4. Many years ago I had a universal M1 it was one of the best carbines I ever had good luck to MKS they will do excellent

    5. I am pleased to see what you have done here. Tell me, are you only selling them at retail or will you offer them for traditional distribution?

      Than you for your time.

      Rex

    6. I agree the price is too high. The Ruger mini 14 costs around $700 and I don’t think that a new manufacture M1 Carbine should cost any more. Even so, it’s nice to see a classic firearm like the M1 carbine being made as opposed to some of the junk that is sold today.

    7. The tactical-life.com story has more of the story. Says that Inland in Dayton is building these rifles? MKS is the distributor…..

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