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    Got this wra from cmp

    Me1 te1+ wra barrel,most parts are really nice. Some patina on rec.,but very nice heal stamp. Should be good range rifle.
    Last edited by Mgv744; 12-28-2017, 03:51 PM.

    #2
    Here is more pictures, $930 + tax

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      #3
      Hang tag ,bought rifle 2017,rubbed linseed oil on stock. Only allowed one per year of the Winchester.Gas plug says P O. Stock long barrel channel 2-1/8", V notch trigger guard , three little numbers on front under front swivel iron, WRA buttplate, rear right side of stock WRA notch cut,proper stamps,WRA ,GHD ,circle P.
      Last edited by Mgv744; 01-01-2018, 08:53 AM.

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        #4
        Holy crap.......maybe I need to order one of those!
        Thanks for sharing.....you did well I think!
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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          #5
          Nice Winchester. Thank You for posting. How about more photos.

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            #6
            Was this a "luck of the draw" purchase? Or did you visit one of the stores?

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              #7
              Got it at North Store ,have not shot it yet,but barrels readings are good and bore shiny and sharp. There were six out that morning and I was 3rd in store. The first guy grabbed two and had to put one back. Three had WRA barrels I got last one ,others had SA barrels and only two with Slant operating rods, WRA bolts.
              Last edited by Mgv744; 12-30-2017, 07:54 AM.

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                #8
                Finish looks better without flash,chamber is not in white and oprod field cut radius mod.,I was told. Front sight .829 Wide,narrow gas tube saw cut is what they call it. There are no Arsenal rebuild marks on leg of receiver.
                Last edited by Mgv744; 12-30-2017, 12:20 PM.

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                  #9
                  Just as it sits, with all those WRA parts, the rifle you bought for <$1000 is worth close to $2000. The rear sight alone would bring close to $500 and the stock close to $600. You got that as a SG from one of the stores you said???? Sir, you just won the Lottery and I'm not kidding whatsoever. Is the barrel Winchester? Unmarked on the side as it is it could very well be a Winchester barrel. I don't believe early Win barrels were marked on the side. BTW, what makes you think the breech/chamber is not in the white? If it's an early barrel or a Winchester barrel they are often stained dark from early corrosive ammo use. Most early M1's I have seen have a very dark breech and even the chambers were stained dark. IMHO CMP screwed up on that one. It should have been put up for auction and not sitting on the rack in one of the stores. If I were you I would take the rifle to someone knowledgeable in M1 Garands and have it evaluated. You may actually have a fully correct rifle there and not a shooter. If so, you could throw that $2000 price out the window and the sky could be the limit of it's worth. Winchesters in that condition and in that level of correctness are extremely rare and very, very valuable. It ain't no run of the mill shooter Garand by any stretch.
                  Last edited by lapriester; 12-29-2017, 02:20 AM.

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                    #10
                    Mark Johnson was behind the counter that day and I shook his hand. Nice man. Thanks for the the advice. I almost did not buy it because of the patina, but the guy behind kept trying to trade me for a IHC with LMR barrel,but I had one already and needed the Winchester to have one of each make. And yes barrel is marked under handguard it's a WRA.
                    Last edited by Mgv744; 01-01-2018, 08:56 AM.

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                      #11
                      Any sort of "patina" on an early Winchester would not only be expected but it would also indicate original finish. Of all the Garands made, the early Winchesters had the crappiest and shortest lasting finish. Finding one in original crappy finish also increases it's collector value. You have a VERY collectable rifle there. If I were able to afford it right now I would not hesitate to offer you double+ in the price you paid without hesitation. Then, if I owned it, it would reside in the back of the safe as an investment and never shot. If you intend using it as a shooter you should sell it to a collector and buy 3 shooter grade SG Garands with the money you'll make. I'm a shooter but wasting a rare rifle such as that as a shooter is a horrible waste of history.

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                        #12
                        I do see however that it has a cut gas cylinder. But...is it a Winchester GC. Only a picture of the top of the rear band on it will verify that. It could be original and have been cut to tighten it during a rebuild check. Considering the original barrel condition it may have been a training rifle and not seen anything other than the wear expected by constant disassembly and assembly. Training rifles were sent out more often for arsenal checks because of that where, very often, very little was actually replaced or repaired.

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                          #13
                          Stamped C on bayonet lug with no bevel.Rear ring round on top.
                          Last edited by Mgv744; 12-29-2017, 07:28 PM.

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                            #14
                            This is awesome........congrats!!
                            Welcome to the Addiction!

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                              #15
                              Later 1944 just auctioned and sold,wow!! http://cmpauction.thecmp.org/detail....t-WRA-2449951A

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