SOLD FOR: $1,280.00
Model: M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 5793936
Year of Manufacture: January to March, 1945 (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: There is no visible import mark. The top front of the receiver is marked “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. .30 M1” and the top rear is marked “Winchester / Trade Mark / 5793936 / T”. The “T” indicates that the receiver was manufactured by a Winchester subcontractor (pages 24 & 25 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 Winchester barrel (page 49). The right side of the barrel is marked with a “flaming bomb” just above the gas piston. The inside rear of the magazine well is marked “.U.” which is an Underwood mark (page 78). The bottom of the trigger group is marked with a “flaming bomb”. The hammer is marked “W” which is a Winchester mark (pages 89-90). The magazine release is marked “M” which was used by Winchester & other manufacturers (page 100). The rotary safety is marked “N” which is a Post WWII rebuild mark (pages 95 & 104). The inside of the operating slide is marked “PI” which is an Inland mark (page 65). The bolt is marked “OI” on the left lug which is an Inland mark (page 36). The front sight is unmarked which is consistent with Winchester and other manufacturers (page 56). The Type III rear sight is marked “H in a shield” which was used by Winchester and others (page 29). The Type II barrel band is unmarked which is consistent with Winchester and others (page 59). The sling well is marked “BR-B” which is an IBM mark (page 108-109). The inside of the handguard is marked “OI” which is an Inland mark (page 138). The right side of the butt is marked with a faded Ordnance Department “crossed cannons” cartouche, next to the grip. The rear of the magazine is marked “S-O” which is not listed in our source material; “SO” is listed as a Standard Products 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 an adjustable Type III aperture assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a pistol grip, metal barrel band with sling loop, sling well, sling pass through and a metal buttplate. The refinished buttplate shows a few scrapes. The top of the butt is missing a small amount of edge wood next to the buttplate. The wood shows various scrapes & scratches that have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 1/2 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel shows thin scratches along the top. The top of the op rod is scraped. The trigger group shows scrapes. The metal shows various light handling marks. The screw heads are intact. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 green canvas sling that is in about Fine condition. It also comes with a 15 round magazine that shows light scrapes & light scratches. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The magazine is not available to residents of California or any other jurisdiction that has magazine capacity restrictions.
Our Assessment: This is Winchester M1 Carbine that was made back in 1945. It appears to have been Arsenal Rebuilt built and is in Nice shape. There are lots of nice markings on the metal & wood and the bore is strong & bright. The M1 carbine was developed by Winchester. This M1 Carbine should make a Winchester or WWII collector happy. Good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is curio and relic eligible and can be transferred/sold in California. The magazine is not available to residents of California or any other jurisdiction that has magazine capacity restrictions.