Friday, June 20, 2014

New Acquisition

So, thinking I would be out bid on an auction, I bid on a rifle at 5 bucks over the opening price. And No One Else Bid On It for the entire 14 days it was up.... :-/
 
Go. Team. Me... I guess.
 
Meet my newest. Everything I checked on it says it's all correct Saginaw parts except the Winchester slide and an unmarked bolt.
 
It's the correct early 2 rivet wood, but there's no proof marks or manufacturers marks on it. So, that's a guess too.
 
Serial number puts it in the early production contract, but it has a type II rear sight, although correct for Saginaw. The barrel, recoil pad and receiver are all Saginaw and appear to be original.
 
It's a bit of a conundrum.
 
No pitting anywhere that I can see it. And the no rust either. All in all, I think I scored a very good carbine at a nice price.
 
Anyway pic:
 


 

4 comments:

Peter said...

Score! I'm sure you can replace the non-Saginaw parts if you look around.

Old NFO said...

SWEET! :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the rifle! I am new to the website. Was wondering how much time you have spent at this website?
http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/

Jean

aepilot_jim said...

Some. I've got a couple of books that are a bit more comprehensive on markings and dates and other info and I tend to go to them first.