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Obsydian
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USA
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  9:37:06 PM  Show Profile Send Obsydian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Here a a few photos of my M1.

Hope this works.

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shadycon
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Posted - 01/02/2016 :  11:02:26 AM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks nice from what I can see. Is there a small w stamped in the sling well? Are there any marking in the barrel channel? How is the fit and finish of the stock? The WRA and inspectors markings look suspect! There are a lot of faked stocks and parts out there and sellers that say they are original! My definition of original= New; original to the item when manuf. or new "original" fake item put on after manuf! Just trying to help!!!

M1's-R-FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!
TSMG's-R-MORE-FUN!!!!!
ENJOY LIFE & HAVE FUN!!
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Obsydian
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USA
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Posted - 01/02/2016 :  12:07:10 PM  Show Profile Send Obsydian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is all Winchester. Belonged to my father-in-law. Carried it all through WW2. He was a guard transporting German prisioners and honor guard brining the fallen back home.

I haven't taken it apart myself yet. The gunsmith that cleaned it up for me told me that all the parts matched and were original to the gun, including oiler and sling.

SN is 1076969
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shadycon
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USA
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Posted - 01/02/2016 :  3:20:42 PM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's good to hear. As clean as it is, it shows it's been taken care.

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TSMG's-R-MORE-FUN!!!!!
ENJOY LIFE & HAVE FUN!!
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Tuna
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  10:45:21 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is the stock a high wood with an I cut oiler slot or High wood with an oval cut oiler slot?
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Obsydian
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  3:04:24 PM  Show Profile Send Obsydian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is high stock with an I cut. It has the original oiler and strap. Does that make a difference? I believe it was built in 42 or 43.
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always learning
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  4:28:40 PM  Show Profile Send always learning a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice Winchester carbine. The I-cut stock is correct for your serial number, but there also were some oval cut highwood stocks just beginning to show at that point too. Your serial would have probably been stamped in April of 43 so it would be a Spring of 43 carbine.
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Tuna
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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  11:10:28 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you show a picture of the WRA/GHD stamp and the crossed cannon acceptance stamp on the left side of the stock please?
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Jackp
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USA
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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  11:33:56 AM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In your introduction you said that "All 3 serial #'s match". Can you tell us where on your carbine these numbers are located? It might tell us a little more about the story behind the gun.

JackP
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Obsydian
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2016 :  8:08:03 PM  Show Profile Send Obsydian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When I first got the rifle I took it to a gunsmith. When I picked it up he told me that all of the parts were original to the gun. I thought he was referring to the serial number, he was actually speaking of the W on the stock, barrel, and the front wooden piece. I don't know much about guns and that is why I visited this forum as a trusted site.

I went to the range today. First time I have shot any firearm since Hunter safety class in sixth grade. I think I did fairly well. I shot Herter's fmj ammo. I could not get the magazine to feed the ammo. I don't know if it was me, the fifle, or the magazine. So I shot singles until my last 5. Again the magazine wouldn't feed, and after I fired the the last and tried to drop the magazine it was stuck. Not knowing what to do, I left it with the gunsmith. Hope I didn't mess anything up.

I will take better photos and post them when I get it back.
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Jackp
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USA
1064 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2016 :  9:25:09 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ask your gunsmith to check three things:

1. Is it a USGI magazine or a commercial magazine? USGI is preferred.
2. Does it have an early type or possibly a worn mag catch? That would allow the magazine to hang down causing feed problems. An "M" marked mag catch is preferred.
3. Is the recoil spring worn or collapsed? It should be 10 1/4" free length. Use only USGI recoil springs, not commercial.

This all assumes the rifle is properly cleaned and lubricated. The very last thing I would mess with is the gas cylinder. It is usually NOT the cause of feed problems although a lot of gunsmiths not familiar with carbines will go there first.

JackP
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Obsydian
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USA
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Posted - 01/14/2016 :  10:35:15 AM  Show Profile Send Obsydian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bought the magazine from a local gun shop. I thought USGI was the manufacturer, and the kid at the sculptors me he had never heard of it. I know understand what USGI means. I am fairly certain that the magazine was the issue. If it had come out, I would have brought it home and tried a USGI mag. I don't think there is anything wrong with the gas system. It was throwing casings all the way to the back wall. I was a little off guard when the first casing flew by my head. Never experienced that.

The magazine release is the flat kind with no markings. I now know why guys had a problem with dropping the magazine when meaning to hit the safety button.

I enjoyed my time at the range that I lost track of time and had to pay for an extra 30 minutes. Well worth it. I loved the sights, getting a good sight picture was very easy. I look forward to my next time at the range.
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Obsydian
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USA
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Posted - 01/14/2016 :  11:09:45 AM  Show Profile Send Obsydian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just got a call from the gunsmith, he got the magazine out and it was the problem. Even though I had a .30 carbine magazine he told me it was the wrong one for my Carbine. He said he has some USGI ones at home and is going to test fire it with one of his. Then show me the difference and help me get the right one. He is a Viet Nam vet, and shot a letter model when he first went in

I am so glad to know that I didn't mess it up, my wife would shot me with it, when I get it back.
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