WWII Winchester M1 Carbine CMP M-1 US U.S. .30 Semi Automatic Rifle C&R
SOLD FOR: $1401
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 1028182
Year of Manufacture: February, 1943 (page 32 of Scott Duff’s book, The M1 Carbine Owner’s Guide).
Barrel Date: February, 1943
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: There is no import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. .30 M1” on the front. The top rear appears to read “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 1028182”. The “TRADE MARK” portion is illegible due to surface erosion. The top of the barrel is marked “flaming bomb / W.R.A. / 2-43” and with a faded “PW in an oval” proof (under the barrel band). This is a correctly marked Winchster barrel (page 49-50 of Craig Riesch’s book, U.S. M1 Carbines Wartime Production 7th Edition). The trigger group markings have been lost to refinishing (page 78). The USGI subcontractor replacement hammer is marked “UC” which is a Utica Cutlery mark (not listed on page 88-90). The magazine release is marked “cc / M” which is a post WWII rebuild mark (page 100-101 & 185). 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 “W” which is a Winchester mark (page 65). The right bolt lug is marked “W” which is a Winchester mark (page 36). The front sight is unmarked which is consistent with Winchester and others (page 56). The Type III rear sight is marked “I.R.CO. / 7160060” which is a post WWII replacement part (page 29). The Type III barrel band is marked “KI” which is an Inland mark (page 59). The inside of the handguard is unmarked which is consistent with a post WWII rebuild (page 138). The sling well is unmarked which is consistent with Winchester (page 108 – 109). The top of the recoil plate is marked “W” which is a Winchester mark (page 135). The grip is marked “P” and “G”. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with an Arsenal Rebuild stamp from the Anniston Arsenal “AAM”. The rear of the 15 round magazine is marked “U” which is listed as a miscellaneous mark (page 142-143).
Barrel Length: Approximately 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a Type III adjustable aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock has a pistol grip, Type III barrel band with sling loop & bayonet lug, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scratches, thinning and discoloration. The nose of the stock shows a thin repaired crack. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. The most prominent are below the left side of the receiver. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild
Bore Condition: The muzzle and the grooves near the muzzle are light gray. The remaining grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep; less pronounced at the muzzle. There is erosion at the muzzle and light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, scratches and discoloration. The discoloration is from both oil and oxidation. The rear of the receiver has had the finish touched up to coat surface erosion. Most of the markings are deep. The barrel markings and the markings at the rear of the receiver are partially faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
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 comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), a green canvas sling and a 15 round magazine. The magazine shows several small light scrapes & handling marks. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
The 15 round magazine is not available to residents of California or any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Please see photos as to the condition of the listed items.
Our Assessment: The M1 Carbine was developed and produced after WWII started. Over 6 million were made by a number of U.S. companies to assist with the all out war effort. The M1 Carbine was widely issued to U.S. Military Forces which numbered over 16 million during WWII. The M1 Carbine contributed greatly to U.S. efforts during WWII.
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 1943. After WWII it was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Augusta Arsenal and is marked accordingly on the stock. It was rebuilt with a mix of USGI parts but still retains some of its original Winchester parts including its WInchester marked barrel. The rifle was purchased through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the CMP. This Winchester M1 Carbine will add to your collection and should be a blast out at the range. Good luck.