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Wont see it for a bit, just won today on GB. CMP rifle with case, paperwork etc. SA barrel gauges +1 on both ends. Suspect not too many Win parts but the receiver is and looks pretty good, stock will probably need stripping, wanted a shooter grade and something to dink around with and this should fit.
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Inside the clip well I see a printed label with some what appears to be Danish on it with elevation numbers, so am wondering if it might be a Danish return, but dont see anything that would indicate that. Either way is OK by me.
I will of course have to wait upon receipt, the required 10 day jail period for this "assault rifle" before I can bring it home.
That makes 3 of the 4 makers, guess I will have to start looking for a Cornbinder now!
 

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Congratulations, I can't quite tell from the picture but most of the Danish Winchester look a little purple on the receiver.
Never had one in hand, but have seen several in pics, but never noticed anything plum on the receiver, not sure why they would though. As far as I know they didnt do anything to them other than rebarrel and restock some.
I cant tell for sure what kind of wood this one has, with all the old finish!
 

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Yeah, the parts info was very skimpy but the listing had lots of pics and it being a CMP rifle with excellent barrel readings, made me think it was a safe bet. This one has a SA barrel and many I have seen are Danish VAR barrels which are said to be very good.
 

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Don't hate me but my Winchester is a Hybrid BM59/Tanker, It has a BM59 gas cylinder so the op rod is straight but it uses Embloc clips. Its in a red laminated stock with a cut down M14 hand guard, the receiver had some fairly heavy pitting below the wood line. I am thinking about putting the BM59 bipod on someday.
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Okay, I pulled my Danish return CMP Winchester and like new CMP HRA out for comparison. The top gun is the Winchester and definitely has a blue/plum color, bottom it HRA Greenish Park.

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Just going by the GB pics, the color of this one looks like most seen, greyish park, slightly greenish, sort of thin, worn to some extent. Other thing I see is the ele notes in the clip well with ele numbers and the word Hohe, which means high or height in Danish and or German I gather.
On the ele knob I see an L and UX around the 9 and 10. I have not seen that before, but have read that its not common, though a GI part I guess.
Be fun to tear it down and see whats what with it. Be close to a month before I get it home!
 

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OOPS!!! I did it again! Just won another Winchester M1 that I didnt expect to.. It was a tossup between this one and the first one, but I was afraid if I bid on this one first, I would miss out on both, it happens sometimes, so I bid on the first one and got it.
This other one closed just now and I bid in the last 15 minutes, got high bid and won it. Good grief!
This one may be the better buy too, but I wont know till I see them both.
Oh well, deciding which one to keep might be interesting!
 

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Ain't life fun. 😁 I had a Springfield, then figured out how much it was going to take to get where I wanted.......so I moved it on down the road. Someone else wanted a tool for teaching
 

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OOPS!!! I did it again! Just won another Winchester M1 that I didnt expect to.. It was a tossup between this one and the first one, but I was afraid if I bid on this one first, I would miss out on both, it happens sometimes, so I bid on the first one and got it.
This other one closed just now and I bid in the last 15 minutes, got high bid and won it. Good grief!
This one may be the better buy too, but I wont know till I see them both.
Oh well, deciding which one to keep might be interesting!
Wow what problems to have….😃 Congratulations 👍
 
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