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WINCHESTER M1 CARBINE .30 CAL. ITALIAN CARABINIERI IMPORT
.30 cal. carbine
Includes 1 WWII era 15 rnd magazine.
Per our supplier:
These M1 Carbines have not been arsenal refurbished. These guns are believed to have come directly from use in the European theatre of WWII, eventually making their way to the Italian Armed forces. From there they went to the Carabinieri – the Italian National Police - and have been in storage since the early 1950s. There are no records indicating how the Italian Armed Forces came into possession of these WWII M1 Carbines.
These guns are a piece of history and prime examples of wartime production. They are still ‘as assembled’ during the rapid mass production of WWII. These guns have not been reworked at an arsenal nor refinished at any point. As the US spooled up its wartime production of military guns, it was necessary for multiple manufacturers to work together to complete production of a single working M1 Carbine. Not all receiver manufacturers made barrels and many used barrels from multiple sources. The barrels are appropriate to the receiver as they were manufactured. There are variations among these guns, including sights, safeties, gas blocks, etc. Variations were common during the years these guns were manufactured. Small parts may have been replaced during the war due to normal field use and maintenance. In service during the war, these M1 Carbines were then placed in storage for almost 70 years by the Italian government.
Import markings are engraved, not roll stamped, so the bore was not distorted by the marking process. These discrete markings are on the underside of the barrel and adhere to current ATF marking requirements.
The NRA Firearm Condition Standards for guns of this era, listed below, served as our guide for grading. We made a visual inspection of the external surfaces of the firearm and checked the actions for operational status (ensuring the charging handle operates the bolt). These guns have not been disassembled or test fired so working condition is unknown.
Condition graded as good -very good: Markings are legible. There may be replaced parts, minor repairs and light pitting. Stocks may be worn or cracked but should be serviceable. Retains at least 60% of original finish.
I have disassembeled and cleaned the rifle and photographed most of the major components markings. These pic's are available upon request. I am not an expert on carbines, but it is my opinion that most of the parts are from an assortment of manufacturers.
Over all the gun appears to be in very good condition and appears to be in working order with a very nice bright bore.
Rifle Caliber: .30 Carbine
Model: M1 CARBINE
Serial Number: 1161296
Barrel Length: 18
Condition: VERY GOOD
Metal Condition: VERY GOOD
Wood Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
LOP: 13 1/2
Weight: 5lbs 6oz