US Carbine M1 Winchester Original Collector Grade
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Category: Winchester Rifles - Military - Military Rifles - M1 Carbine
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Member Since: 2/2/16
First Name: Howard
Last Name: Hart
Country: United States
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This is a really Excellent example – probably unissued – of an ORIGINAL and “correct” Collector Grade early WW II Winchester Cal. .30 M1 Carbine. I rate it at 97 %, and believe it was never issued. Having looked at literally hundreds of Carbines of various makes over the past 30 years of collecting US Military firearms, this is the best original example I have ever found.
Winchester, in response to an Army Ordnance Department request, first developed the Cal. .30 Carbine cartridge, and, as a result of a follow-up request by Army Ordnance, then developed what would become the “US CARBINE Cal. .30 M1.” To meet military demands, a total of 10 manufacturers eventually made over 6 million Carbines, and Winchester, by making just over 800,000 various Carbine models, became the second highest producer of the weapon. Production was limited to the WW II years, and while a great many .30 Carbines were afterwards used in Korea and Vietnam, the Carbines issued for those wars were largely “re-arsenaled” left-overs from WW II. Having been in three wars, Original – as manufactured – Carbines are scarce, and those made by Winchester have long been favored by US Martial Arms collectors.
The Serial Number of this weapon indicates it was made in the first block of Winchester serial numbers. This was actually gun number 119,790 out of the 830,000 or so Carbines made by Winchester. It is configured exactly as it left the Winchester factory, with all the early “correct” parts and features specific to its period of manufacture. It has never been rebuilt or refinished.
The following is a list of the CORRECT features of the weapon, which functions perfectly.
>> Stock: “second variant High Wood.” Excellent dark brown walnut stock with very few storage “dings.” Stock and Upper Hand Guard are color/condition matched. It has the early “I” shaped oiler cut-out, with a “W” stamped in the sling recess. Two rivet upper hand guard. The “second variant no-box” WRA-GHD cartouche and “Ordnance Wheel” are lightly stamped on the right side of the stock. The stock has never been sanded or refinished. The first pattern barrel band (NO bayonet lug) is blued. The Parkerized butt plate is “serrated” with no damage/wear marks. All screws are perfect.
>> Receiver and Barrel group: Heel of Receiver is marked “Winchester (over) 11196790. Both receiver and barrel metal is unblemished grey/green Parkerizing. Sight is the non-adjustable “flip” (or “L”) type sight. A very small lower case “s” is seen on the left side of the sight, as is correct for early Winchester production. Bolt is the flat type, blued, and shows virtually no wear. Safety is push button without serrations. Barrel is undated with Winchester proof mark. Bolt face shows no wear from firing cartridges. Bore is fine, bright.
>> Comes with correct early WW II light green sling with “U” shaped metal tips, plus one 15 round magazine, blued (WW II correct), which is marked “IW” in a circle. (Winchester did NOT make magazines.) Will also include book: “US Carbines – Wartime Production” by Craig Riesch.
Buyer has three day inspection, pays any return shipping. Shipped to buyer by USPS Priority Mail. C&R okay, or must ship to your FFL dealer. Shipping charge $25.
This Collector Grade Winchester M1 Carbine is very fairly priced at $3450.
Model: US Carbine Cal. 30. M1
Serial Number: 11196790