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Lot 1490: World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Rifle with Bayonet

Exceptional World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1490: World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Rifle with Bayonet

Exceptional World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $12,000
Price Realized:

Exceptional World War II U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: M1 Garand
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized/Du-Lite
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1013
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 348
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This is an outstanding World War II Winchester manufactured M1 Garand rifle manufactured in June of 1943. This rifle is absolutely all original and appears to have not been issued. It has all of its original Winchester parts with the same correct late production matching factory green parkerized finish. The right of the receiver is stamped with drawing number "D28291-2", and the barrel is correctly marked on the right side with the Winchester circled "WP" proof followed by a single punch dot proof mark and "J 23". The very outer ring of the breech is parkerized, and the inner area is in the white, correctly, as Winchester parkerized their barrels while affixed to the receiver. The barrel is fitted with the original late Winchester pattern, wide-base gas cylinder with the round top gas cylinder lock, both correctly with their Du-Lite black oxide finish (blue in color) with a single slot gas plug. "D28287-1 W.R.A." marked bolt, "D35382 W.R.A." uncut operating rod, "D28290-W.R.A." trigger housing, "C46025 W.R.A." milled trigger guard, "C-46008-1W.R.A." hammer, "C46015-4W.R.A." safety, hammer spring guide with wings. It has the correct rear sight with the square end locking bar on the windage knob. It has a smooth spring clip on the rear handguard with the oval pattern Winchester middle barrel band with the original solid cross pin still in place. Boxed "WRA/GHD" and crossed cannons cartouche stamped on the left of the wrist with a circled "P" proof in the pistol grip area. The buttplate has the correct raised, checkering pattern with the smooth outer edge with the sharp edge on the trap door found on Winchester manufactured buttplates. Includes a "1943" dated M1905 bayonet with 16 inch blade, olive drab green plastic scabbard, and GCA data sheet.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, nearly as issued, retains 99% original Winchester parkerized and Du-Lite finishes with a few very small patches of light pitting on the clip latch. Stock is also excellent with defined edges throughout, a patch of scuffs and a dent on the right of the buttstock, a few light handling marks, and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is very fine. A truly exceptional example of a Winchester M1 Garand rifle that would make an excellent addition to any U.S. Military arms collection!



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