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Old 08-03-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
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Carbine w/pictures now

Thanks to everyone who gave me info on my Grandfathers/Dad's carbine. I now have some pictures that I hope will allow me to get a better value/history of the carbine. As I indicated in my earlier post, all parts are Winchester; cartouche and/or Winchester on everything including the stock (which you notice has lettering in black on it. My grandfather received it this way and we have never tried to remove it). It has been in the family for nearly 40 years so I'm confident it is as described. However, you gurus may know otherwise. Anyway, any history, thoughts, value, would be appreciated. FYI, Winchester M-1 Carbine Serial # 5662XXX
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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NICE.
I would like you to try to get a close up of the flat in the receiver right in front of the flip sight. To see if there are chisel or small round stake marks either side of the flip sight.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:57 PM   #3
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I won't be able to do that until Saturday or even next weekend. However, I will try and get better close-ups with my camera. Not bad picture that my Mother took though!!!
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Nice looking war baby, BB61.
As Bolo said, close-ups would be nice.

That is a type 2 band by the way.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:18 PM   #5
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Is it good or bad to have a type 2 band? BTW, what is the best book to get for background on carbines and for garands respectively? I'll be up this weekend and take my camera and zoom in for better pictures.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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A type 2 band is correct for that serial number range, so it is good. Is the stock really as light as it looks? If so, can you tell if it is walnut heartwood or beech?
The best book depends on what you are looking for out of it.I'm tempted to recommend Canfield's book on the Garand and the carbine; both in one book. It is another excellent resource.
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:59 AM   #7
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The picture makes it look lighter than it is but the stock has a lighter patina than on my brother's Rock O'la or most Garands I've seen. Thanks for the lead on the book. I'll try Amazon.com today.
BTW, this forum is great it and sigforum.com are the two best sites I have found!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:54 AM   #8
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M 1 carbine

Can anyone tell me when this inland,Ser#, 5247553 was made, dad's rifle.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #9
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That's a pretty high serial number...if I were a guessing man, I'd say late '43.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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Can anyone tell me when this inland,Ser#, 5247553 was made, dad's rifle.

Probably in the first half of 1944 sometime give or take a little. If I had to give a more precise date, I would guess the spring of 1944. I could be off since dating carbines is so tough.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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Can anyone tell me when this inland,Ser#, 5247553 was made, dad's rifle.
Most likely in the first half of 1944. If I had to give a slightly more precise date it would be in the spring of 1944. I could be off some since carbine dating is so tough.
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Nice looking carbine.
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