I guess someone (MKS Supply, whoever that is) somehow got the use of the name "Inland" (formerly General Motors Division that made the true, original M1 Carbines-aside from a few other wartime manufacturers) and is making reproduction (apparently they're quite accurate copies) of the original Inland/GM wartime carbines. Supposedly, they are 100% Made in USA.
I don't know how I really feel about this-not that how I feel matters much. The guns are MSRP at close to a thousand dollars. So I'm supposed to go out and buy a replica for about the same cost as I can buy the real thing? I like the 100% made in USA part, but I wonder what this will do to the value of the original, real deal Inland M1 Carbines.
I once owned a post war copy of the M1 Carbine, the Universal M1. I guess some of the earliest ones were made from surplus GI parts, but mine, and one that a friend owned (still owns, I think) were both pieces of junk. SO, I don't know if these new gun is a good thing or not.