WWII Winchester M1 Garand Rare WIN-13 Receiver .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $3,002

LSB#: 240127KC006

Make: Winchester. The rifle’s main components are all Winchester parts.

Model: M1 Garand
This M1 Garand is marked with a rare “WIN-13” drawing number on the receiver leg.

Serial Number: 1623774

Year of Manufacture: May 1945
No Barrel Date

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed

Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / 1623774” and “K”
Trigger Group: “D28290-W.R.A.” and “CM”
Trigger Guard: “C 46025 W.R.A.”
Hammer: “C46008-1W.R.A.” and “CM”
Safety: “6015-4W.R.A”- Partially covered
Follower: “13”
Receiver Leg: “D28291WIN-13” –Correct for the Winchester serial number. Also marked “LEAD / 10-65”. The rifle was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Letterkenny Army Depot in October of 1965.
Op Rod: “5382-W.R.A”- Partial marking
Barrel: “PW in an oval” Winchester proof
Bolt: “D6528287-W.R.A.”
The stock and sights are described below.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The face of the grip is marked with a faded “circled P”. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a boxed “WRA / GHD” and a crossed cannons cartouche.
The stocks are 3 piece smooth wood with a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop, two sling loops, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the buttstock. The wood shows repairs at the front sling loop and at the bottom rear of the butt. The wood shows scratches and compression marks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows oxidation and wear. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild

Bore Condition: The grooves are light gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion in the bore, mostly in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 2. The throat shows a T.E. of 4.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 7 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. Small scratches and dents show through the new finish on the receiver. The metal shows scuffs, small scrapes, light operational wear, and light thinning on the leading edges. The receiver shows small spots of discoloration from oxidation. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action Does function correctly. This firearm has not been tested, these are used items. While we have performed a mechanical function check and noted any discrepancies we cannot guarantee the suitability of this firearm.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is cleaning gear stored in the butt. The gear includes a plastic oiler, combination tool, grease pot, and a 5-piece cleaning rod.

Our Assessment: The U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 is known affectionately as “the Garand” after its inventor, John Garand. The rifle would become the first standard-issue semi-automatic infantry rifle in the world. While some countries entered the war with limited issued semi-automatic rifles or developed such rifles during the war, America was the only nation to enter with its Army issuing autoloading rifles on a large scale. General Patton famously referred to the rifle as “the greatest battle implement ever devised”. Millions were produced during WWII and hundreds of thousands afterward, seeing use through the Korean War and into the Vietnam War. Interestingly, while many other weapons and military items would see production contracts sent out to otherwise non-related companies, during WWII production remained with Springfield Armory and Winchester. It was only after WWII that production would be contracted out to another gunmaker, Harrington & Richardson, as well as the agricultural equipment maker, International Harvester.

This Winchester M1 Garand was made back in 1945. In October of 1965, it was Arsenal Rebuilt at the Letterkenny Army Depot. The rifle’s main components are all Winchester parts.
This Winchester M1 Garand is marked with a rare “D28291WIN13” drawing number on the receiver leg. It is not known why these M1 Garands were marked “WIN-13” suffix as opposed to the standard “-2” suffix, but that fact is one more reason why collectors desire a WIN-13 rifle.
This rare Winchester “WIN-13” M1 Garand will add to your WWII or Garand collection.

…Now go shoot something!

WWII Winchester M1 Garand Rare WIN-13 Receiver .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle C&R
WWII Winchester M1 Garand Rare WIN-13 Receiver .30-06 Semi Auto Rifle C&R