Inland Manufacturing, known for their reintroduction of the M1 carbine and various faithful reproductions, as announced a new version of the rifle, the Jungle Carbine. The new carbine is extremely similar to the standard M1 carbine, but adds a conical flash hider and correct military model sights.
Interestingly, this model is equipped with 1/2 x 28 threads so the flash hider can be removed. While I applaud the use of threaded barrel (as the .30 carbine is great for suppression), the choice of threads for the model is most peculiar, even dangerous. Typically, .30 cal bores are 5/8 x 24 as 1/2 x 28 is a bit thin at the front of the gun. Typically, 1/2×28 threaded muzzle devices are bored for .223 cartridges, so buyers will have to be very careful about selection of muzzle devices and suppressors.
The Jungle Carbine will accept the normal 10, 20, and 30-round magazines. It is sold with a single 15-round magazine.
Detailed Specs (courtesy of Inland):
- 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)
- 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.
MSRP is set at $1,079. Jungle Carbines are available exclusively through MKS Supply.