Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3307: World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Carbine

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Excellent World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Excellent World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: M1 Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized/blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 478
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 209
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This is an excellent example of an early 1943 manufactured Winchester M1 Carbine, as part of the first Winchester serial block. Blade front and "S" marked two position flip-up rear sight, undated Winchester "W" barrel, Type I barrel band, "W" milled trigger guard, unmarked serrated push button safety, "W" hammer, "W" magazine catch, "SW" magazine, "W" operating rod and "W" blued flat top bolt. High wood stock, "W.R.A./G.H.D." and crossed cannons cartouches stamped on the right of the buttstock, and unmarked early two-rivet deep groove bull nose handguard. Includes olive drab green canvas sling, oiler, olive drab green U.S. canvas double magazine pouch and two extra magazines.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 97% plus original parkerized finish with a few light scratches, very light loss in the operating rod track and crisp markings in the metal overall. 97% original blue finish remains on the bolt. Stock is also excellent with attractive original raised grain and rich oil finish, some light handling marks, defined edges, and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent.

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