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    Winchester M1 with strange rebuild notes on Legs, Help ?

    Just received a 12577xx Winchester M1 Garand, upon inspection I found SA 10-64 on right leg and Trigon Athens GA on left leg. Pretty sure Spring rebuild but the Trigon Athens Ga I need help understanding. It is WRA parts everywhere I look and lead dipped, with Win Script barrel reads .5 on ME amazing cond, and wood.
    Any help with rifle overall aporeciated, will add more photos below.

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          No cartouches anywhere on stock. Any help breaking down this Winchester would be appreciated. Im happy with it but like the experts input.

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            One more pic of ME gauge

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              #7
              Your rifle was altered after the SA 10-64 rebuild. Your barrel is a post war Winchester replacement barrel dated 7-67. There is no way SA could have installed that barrel in 1964. More than likely someone has attempted to restore it at one time. Nice rifle how about a photo of it all put back together. I believe Trigon Athens Ga was the importer of the rifle but I could be wrong. It could have been imported as a receiver hence marking on receiver leg.
              Last edited by RDS; 02-16-2018, 08:26 PM.

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                #8
                Thanks for the greatl information. Here is a couple pics all together.

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                  #9
                  Nice rifle. There is a thread from Dec 2014 on CMP forum that says Trigon was an importer.
                  Last edited by RDS; 02-17-2018, 01:14 PM.

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                    #10
                    Thanks good to know. There are no import marks other than what is on the leg. Still dont understand how they would import a WRC ? Guess I dont get it.

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                      #11
                      Importing military weapons were banned by the GCA of 1968 by the federal government. This ban was lifted in 1986. So for 18 years military weapons including US made weapons were banned from being imported into the USA. Once the ban was lifted there was a rush on to import military weapons including M1 Garands and M1 carbines. Prior to 1986 the only other way to procure an M1 Garand was thru the DCM and the wait was measured in years. Many different importers imported whatever M1 Garands and M1 carbines from where ever they could find them. The US government after WWII sold or gave away hundreds of thousands of M1 Garands, M1 Carbines & 1911A1 pistols to foreign goverments all over the world.
                      Last edited by RDS; 02-17-2018, 01:21 PM.

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                        #12
                        Great history and great answer. Thanks for filling me in. Learned something today!

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