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thomas Miller
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Posted - 10/15/2017 :  5:27:05 PM  Show Profile Send thomas Miller a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What type of stamp would be applicable to a 1943 mfg. M1? And what would be the capacity? Thanks

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Tuna
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Posted - 10/15/2017 :  8:44:17 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For Winchester a stamp of BW, IW in a circle, SW or UW on a type 1 magazine would be correct. Towards the end of 1943 the type 2 magazine came out. BW, IW, SW, and LW would have been Winchester magazines. All of these would have been 15 round magazines. The 30 round magazines really didn't come into their own till 1945 with the full production of the M2 carbine.
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  06:04:00 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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thomas Miller
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  3:21:32 PM  Show Profile Send thomas Miller a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tuna- The one I'm looking at maybe a middle 1944 mfg.? Ser#1,154,521. Type 1 or 2? Thank you
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jimb16
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  08:30:33 AM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Either would be correct. Many tens of thousands were made. New, unopened boxes are still popping up every now and again, so obviously even many first production mags, never did get issued, just packed away for the future.

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Tuna
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  10:18:22 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The government had decided that each carbine needed at least 100 magazines for it. So with 6.2 million carbines made that means they made or tried to make 600 million magazines. There were dozens of companies making magazines for all of the makers of carbines and for general issue.
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Tuna
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  10:21:11 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thomas Miller

Tuna- The one I'm looking at maybe a middle 1944 mfg.? Ser#1,154,521. Type 1 or 2? Thank you



Your carbine was made in the middle of 1943 not 1944. About July 1943 for it.
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thomas Miller
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Posted - 10/18/2017 :  6:05:26 PM  Show Profile Send thomas Miller a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tuna-I appreciate your expertise. I believe June 1943 maybe correct. Trying to find the correct magazine. Thanks again.
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cali201
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Posted - 10/20/2017 :  05:47:38 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
do you have an all original Winchester with flip sight and no bayonet lug, etc?
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thomas Miller
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Posted - 10/21/2017 :  4:49:31 PM  Show Profile Send thomas Miller a Private Message  Reply with Quote
yes
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