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Posted: 8/19/2005 12:45:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 12:54:42 PM EDT by Saguaro]
Got my first Garand today, a Winchester manufactured in October 1942. Barrel is 1951 SA--also has a Winchester bolt and a SA trigger group and op rod. Kind of dirty and some surface rust when I got it, but cleaned up pretty nice. The barrel looks a bit shot out--MW is about 2.5 and it has some pitting in the bore--TE measures 9 with my TE gauge, but it's a .308 gauge and I don't think they can accurately measure 30.06 (can they?). I'll probably replace it with a .308 barrel (I know, sacrilege!).

Here it is with its little brothers (Ithaca 1911A1 and IBM Carbine):





The stock has some nice tiger striping and no dents at all. But it doesn't have any stamps of any kind. I can't tell if it's USGI or aftermarket. Anyone have any idea if they made USGI stocks with no proof marks?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:23:34 PM EDT
Looks like it might be a birch stock. Look for the "P" on the grip.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:25:48 PM EDT
congrats nice rifle!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:29:37 PM EDT
Avoid doing anything to it just yet. Winchesters command a premium in the collector's market. You might be surprised what that thing may be worth to someone.

Most likely a post war replacement stock. Obviously been thru rebuild, likely more than once given the vintage. Lack of cartouches is not all that unusual.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:46:01 PM EDT
SWEET!!

I wouldn't do a thing to it....

Ameshawki is right. Those Winchesters had quality problems during production apparently...but these Winchester fans out there don't care. They'll pay way more for a Winnie than an H&R or SA anyday...

Congrats Saguaro!!! Shoot the heck out of it ! !
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