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Winchester Garand

intercessorintercessor Member Posts: 437

Seeking a little input regarding a recent purchase. I picked up a Winchester M1 garand, March of 1944 production. Appears to be a Danish return, with the Beech wood stock. Springfield barrel dated March of 53, trigger group is all Springfield. Bolt is BMB. I passed the rifle by the first time or two I saw it, but on closer inspection, found that the left side of the receiver has had the holes plugged where the scope base was mounted. I am sure that it is an M1C receiver that was plugged and returned to service as a normal combat rifle. I paid 2000.00 for it. Do you think that I did OK, or did I pay too much?

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    jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,740 ******

    Uh…mmm...(cough, caugh..)

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    MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,978 ******

    " or did I pay too much?"

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    chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,851 ✭✭✭✭
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    thorhammerthorhammer Member Posts: 958 ✭✭✭

    One of my first gun buying mistakes was a H & R Garand. I took it home and showed my brother, he looked at it and said you have a reweld. Sure enough you could see the welding right across the middle of the receiver. So I took it back and the "small" gun store, refused to buy it back as it was a consignment gun, but I could leave it as a consignment and it sold in a couple of weeks. Lesson learned and I only lost about $50.

    But back to your Winchester, if you could show pictures of the receiver holes to confirm if they are for an M1C would be a great help to establish value.

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    Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,512 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 22

    the beauty of mistakes is only found if and when you learn from them.


    This may not be a mistake if Winchester actually produced M1C Garands, though I do not see anywhere that confirms this.

    A correct Winchester M1 will sell for north of $2,000. An altered receiver would not.

    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
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