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Rare Inland U.S. T3 Semi-Automatic Carbine and Accessories.... (Total: 4 Items)

2012 December 9 Arms & Armor Signature Auction #6081

 
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Auction Ended On: Dec 9, 2012
Item Activity: 3 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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Rare Inland T3 Carbine
Rare Inland U.S. T3 Semi-Automatic Carbine and Accessories. Serial no. 0525, .30 caliber carbine, 18-inch Inland barrel dated 3-44 as is correct. Parkerized finish. Right side of rear sight base marked U.S. CARBINE / CALIBER .30 T3. Round Parkerized bolt. Correct T3 stock with low wood and four rivet hand guard. Ordnance cartouche on the right side of the butt; faint inspector's cartouche on the left side of the stock near the wrist. Type 3 barrel band with bayonet lug marked KI. Magazine release catch marked M and the carbine is equipped with a plain flip safety. Checkered plastic pistol grip with switch for activating the infrared light source. Large infrared light source mounted to the underside of the stock via a flat-sided retaining nut. The scope has no nomenclature tag but is part numbered D-5637-7-1 and appears to be an M2 and is fixed to a bar mounted to the top of the receiver between the front receiver ring and the rear sight base. A series of electrical cables and wires connect to the power source which is contained in a rubberized OD canvas bag. The heavy battery bag is carried via WWII-dated OD canvas Y-straps connected to a WWII-dated web pistol belt. This remarkably rare weapon is also accompanied by two original 1951 dated technical manuals, TM 5-9341 Operation and Maintenance Instructions for Sniperscopes Models M1 and M2; and TM 5-9342 Operation and Maintenance Instructions for Sniperscope Infrared Set No. 1 20,000 Volts. Additionally included is a rare OD canvas and leather bag used to carry the assembled weapon, extra black rubberized carrying bag for the power source, and OD web sling and oiler. This is the original Infrared model carbine that was developed in early/mid-1944 that was fielded late in the war for use with the early model M2 Infrared sniper scope. The T3 was produced in limited numbers by Winchester and Inland. Total production by both companies was something less than 2,000 examples. In addition to this scarce Inland example, we are pleased to offer a Winchester example and an Inland M1 converted for infrared scope in this current auction.
Condition: Excellent. Retaining 90-95% late Parkerized finish with only trivial wear. Stock with a few shallow dings and dents. The action is crisp and the bore bright. The electrical components and scope have not been tested, but everything appears complete and in fine condition.

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