SOLD FOR: $1580
Make: Winchester. The receiver was subcontracted by the Intertype Corporation (page 19 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition).
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 5760027
Year of Manufacture: October to December, 1944 (page 32 of Scott Duff’s book,The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide). No Barrel Date
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the barrel flat reads “SHERWOOD / NORTHRIDGE, CA. The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. .30 M1” on the front and “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 5760027 / T” on the rear. The “T” is an Intertype Corporation subcontractor mark (page 19 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition). The top of the barrel is marked “W” and with a Winchester “PW in an oval” proof mark. This is a correctly marked Winchster barrel (page 49-50 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition). The right side of the barrel is marked with a “flaming bomb” just above the gas piston. The right rear of the trigger group is marked “INLAND” which is an Inland mark (page 78). The hammer is marked “WM” which is a post WWII rebuild mark (page 89-90 & 185). The magazine release is marked “M / WA” which is a post WWII rebuild mark (page 100-101). The rotary safety is marked “M inside a C” which is a post WWII rebuild mark (pages 95 & 185). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The right bolt lug is marked “AOB” which is an IBM mark (page 36). The front sight is marked “N” which is consistent with Winchester and others (page 56). The Type II rear sight is marked “H in a shield” which was used by Winchester and others (page 29). The Type III barrel band is marked “KI” which is an Inland mark (page 59). The inside of the handguard is marked “W” which is a Winchester mark (page 138). The sling well is marked “OI”which is an Inland mark (page 108 – 109). The bottom of the grip is marked with a small “H”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a Type II adjustable aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, Type III barrel band with sling loop & bayonet lug, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The barrel band shows scrapes. The wood shows scuffs, light scrapes, and a few small scratches which have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The grooves near the muzzle are light grey. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The fouling should clean up some.The bore shows an M.E. of 0.3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scuffs and handling marks. The bolt shows light thinning consistent with cycling. The front sight is scraped. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus Fine condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle has an unmarked green canvas sling attached. It is in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Winchester is responsible for the development of both the M1 Carbine and the .30 Carbine cartridge. Despite having a long firearms history and being responsible for M1 Carbine development, Winchester did not produce the majority of M1 Carbines during WWII. Winshester was responsible for about 13.5% of the total number of WWII M1 Carbines.
This Winchester M1 Carbine was made back in 1944. The receiver is marked with a “T” at the rear to signify that it was subcontracted by the Intertype Corporation. After WWII this M1 Carbine served in a U.S. friendly country and was eventually imported back into the U.S. for sales to the civilian market. Luckily the import mark is on the barrel flat, so it will rarely be seen. This M1 Carbine has been rebuilt and nicely refinished, keepin the metal markings intact. This is a Nice Winchester M1 Carbine to add to your collection.