This Winchester was produced around September of 1943. The carbine’s serial number is 1186672. This carbine has the standard Winchester barrel that is not dated. The barrel is chambered for the 30 M1 Carbine cartridge. The sights are correct for the serial number range and time frame. The bore is bright and minty looking. This Winchester has all of the correctly coded Winchester parts. This carbine is not a rebuild or restored gun. The magazine and oiler are also Winchester coded! This carbine shows very little use or service wear. The original metal finish on the gun and parts would rate a 97% or better condition! The stock and forend have very stunning figuring! The stock coloring is what you would expect from a high grade commercial Winchester rifle! The stock is properly coded with the ordnance wheel and WRA GHD without a box around the WRA GHD. There is a small W in the sling cut out. The handguard is unmarked but has the Winchester Bull Nose Front. The flat bolt retains almost all of the bluing. The only blue loss is where the bolt rubs back and forth in the bolt channel. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the stock! It has to be seen in person to appreciate the coloring! This Winchester will create a real “WOW” factor in any military collection!
Curio&Relic LOEE (7) F. No. 617 -22
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.