Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive.
MKS Supply is the exclusive master distributor for Inland Manufacturing products in the United States. MKS was chosen due to their performance and ability to market firearms and accessories, there is no relationship with any other company that MKS Supply represents such as Hi Point Firearms.
Inland Manufacturing, LLC is a private entity based in Dayton, Ohio that has no relationship with General Motors Corporation. Inland Manufacturing sources all of the components for their line of firearms from other US companies. The Inland Manufacturing products are assembled and or manufactured at the Dayton, Ohio location.
As recent as 2009 an original M1 Carbine could be found at local gun shows for as little as $500.00, however, the current cost of an original M1 Carbine usually starts in the $800.00 range and at that price is usually a well-used firearm that will require attention and or replacement parts to make it an adequate “Shooter”. An original M1 Carbine in good condition that is functional with the correct components can usually be found in the $1200.00 – $1500.00 price range and can go as high as $3500.00 or more.
The new Inland M1 Carbine has been manufactured with attention to detail for historic accuracy. However, there is one area that we failed to meet in regards to historic accuracy, and that is the “Accuracy”. The new Inland M1 Carbine is substantially more accurate than the originals due to the design and construction of the new carbine. Most new Inland M1 Carbines will deliver under 2” groups at 100 yards and it is not unusual to achieve sub MOA accuracy! In addition to the accuracy, you will also have a 1 year warranty with the new Inland M1 Carbine.
The new Inland M1 Carbine utilizes a barrel that is precision bored with a 4 groove 1 in 20” twist rate which provides great performance with the lighter projectiles commonly found with .30 Carbine ammunition. This along with consistent “bedding” of the barreled action to the stock, and a correct fitting recoil plate coupled with the type 2 or type 3 barrel band, yields exceptional accuracy exceeding the capability of the original M1 Carbines.
The new Inland M1 Carbine features a high quality cast receiver that is precision machined to close tolerances. During the early days of firearm manufacture, there is no question that a forged receiver was stronger than cast receivers of that period. However, with modern casting technology and metallurgy, today’s casted components can be more durable and consistent than forging and more cost effective to produce.
All primary functioning components and stocks are new manufactured components meeting Inland’s specifications as well as “GI Specifications” so that all components are interchangeable with the original carbines. The exception to the “New” component rule is non-essential items such as the “oiler” which is sourced from military surplus.
Inland Manufacturing products will be available for purchase after January 2015 with some products shipping in December 2014. They will be distributed through normal firearm wholesalers to your local gunshop, contact your local firearms dealer and ask them about the new Inland line of products. If your local gunshop is unable to locate a distributor that is stocking Inland Products, they can contact MKS Supply at (877) 425-4867.