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Auction Date: May 20, 2011

Lot 3673: Winchester - M1 Carbine

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Exceptional Early WWII U.S. Winchester M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Sling
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
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Serial #Winchester - M1 Carbine ManufacturerWinchester ModelM1 Carbine
TypeCarbine Gauge30 M1 Carbine Catalog Page295
Barrel18 Inch Round FinishParkerized Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThe serial number of this Winchester M1 Carbine falls into Winchester's first assigned serial number range (1000000-1349999) and has early production features. These features include flip rear sight, flat blue bolt, push safety on the trigger guard, 1st type barrel band, and high wood stock with two rivet handguard. The carbine also has the more square nose handguard typical to early production Winchester M1 Carbines. Receiver has standard Winchester markings with a "W" marked tang and the "W" marked barrel has a Winchester factory proof. The right side of the buttstock is correctly stamped "W.R.A. / G.H.D." next to an ordnance wheel crossed cannon cartouche and has an oval oiler cutout stamped with the letter "W". Complete with green canvas sling and "BW" marked blue magazine.

ConditionExcellent. The carbine retains 98% plus original parkerized finish with wear on the buttplate edges and some thinning on the barrel. The bolt retains 97% original blue. There is some minor pitting on the buttplate and on the barrel at the muzzle. The wood is also excellent with some minor handling marks and some chipping near the top of the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.
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