Inland Manufacturing makes both historically-accurate and slightly modernized versions of, primarily, the M1 Carbine and 1911 A1. In the following press release, they’ve announced the beginning of what appears to be a full line of commemorative models . . .
1st Infantry Division 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models by Inland Manufacturing
June 8, 2017, Dayton, Ohio – Inland Manufacturing, LLC is proud to introduce the US Army 1st Infantry Division 100th Anniversary Commemorative models of two iconic firearms, the Inland M1 Carbine and the 1911A1 pistol.
On, June 8, 1917, the US Army 1st Infantry Division was organized at Fort Jay on Governors Island in New York Harbor, under the command of Brigadier General William L. Sibert. The 1st Infantry Division is the oldest continuously serving unit in the regular Army of the United States. Since its return from Germany after WWII, the 1st Infantry Division has been based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The 1st Infantry Division leadership wanted to recognize this historic anniversary with special commemorative firearms, and reached out to Inland Manufacturing for assistance in creating two models that would have historical significance for the centennial event.
The first model chosen was the 1944 version of the iconic M1 Carbine. The new Inland M1 carbines feature many of the same characteristics of the original Inland carbines and are manufactured in the USA! The 1944 version of the M1 carbine features a type 2 barrel band, adjustable rear sights, push button safety, round bolt, and “low wood” walnut stock. The stock is hand rubbed with oil, and is embellished with engraving of the 1st Infantry Division’s shoulder patch, accomplishments, and of course recognition of the 100th year anniversary. This 100th anniversary model carbine retails for $1179.00* and is shipped with a ten-round magazine which also makes it legal in states with large capacity magazine restrictions.
The second model chosen was the Inland 1911A1 Government Model pistol, chambered in .45 ACP. The 1911A1 is patterned after the original 1911 that was designed over 100 years ago, modified in 1924 and then designated the Model 1911A1. The 1911A1 found service with members of the 1st Infantry Division longer than any other firearm in the division’s history, and was a natural choice for a commemorative model.
The Inland 1911A1 Government Model maintains historic military style with added modern safety features. The original “G.I.” configuration includes vertical slide serrations, fixed combat sights, GI style grip panels and a lanyard loop.
The 1st Division Infantry Anniversary model features engraving on the slide (right side) of the 1st Infantry Division’s shoulder patch, accomplishments, and recognition of the 1917-2017 100th year anniversary. The 1st Division Infantry Anniversary Model 1911A1 retails for $829.00*
For more information regarding the history of the 1st Infantry Division, contact the Society of the 1st Infantry Division https://www.1stid.org/
MKS Supply is the exclusive distributor of Inland Products in the United States, with the exception of these commemorative firearms. To purchase the 1st Infantry Division firearms, please contact Inland Manufacturing, www.inland-mfg.com/1st_id.html
*Pricing Note: The Inland Manufacturing 1st Infantry Division Anniversary models are available for purchase, at special discounted rates for active duty and retired veterans, along with other special offers from the Society of the 1st Infantry Division and can be found at www.inland-mfg.com/1st_id.html