SOLD - Early, Experimental Winchester M1 Carbine

Type: M1 Carbine
Maker: Winchester
Caliber: .30
Condition: 90%
Bore: 8/10
Year: 1940s
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Availability: Out of stock
0512 - 08004

7/20/18 - This is a unique, perhaps "one of a kind" early, Winchester M-1 Carbine.  Most likely experimental or tool room sample.  The Winchester logo and serial # 0512 is on the receiver.  The barrel is Marlin marked, with P proof - no evidence of bayo lug.  It has S marked rear site that has NOT been staked.  The trigger assembly is unmarked.  It has a Winchester hammer, and checkered push button safety, with a later 'M' marked magazine release.   The stock is un-sanded and W (Winchester) marked underneath, and the handguard is also W marked.  Inside the sling well is a marking of some type but not legible.  The stock has no inspection or military cartouche which supports the theory that it was an early factory sample - never issued.  Some parts are in the white, with others are parkerized.   The magazine is IU marked and notably not blued but rather parkarized (experimental?).  Early Type 1 front barrel band.  High wood stock, but not "I" cut for the sling.  Bore is shiny with strong rifling, but minor frost toward the muzzle.  As already stated, a truly unique piece for the advanced collector.  

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Condition 90%
Bore 8/10
Maker Winchester
Year 1940s
Type M1 Carbine
Caliber .30