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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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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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Got my Winny back in the late 1980's with the DCM. Took her for a spin a couple months ago.
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Pretty sweet getting a Win from DCM.
My 1990 DCM was an H&R with new SA barrel and mostly SA parts, had a really nice walnut stock that just needed finishing. Used it to shoot matches with and cleaned up at the local Garand match with it.
Still have it.
 

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Had a look at the first one today, it finally got here yesterday, took 12 days, via Fedex. Looks real good overall, bore is bright and clean as well as a CMP gauge of 1 on both ends so should be a good shooter. SA barrel, op rod and bolt. Trigger housing is WRA with a mix of parts.
Stock looks better in hand than in the pics oddly enough.
Must now wait 10 business days to bail it out of the mandated state pokey.
Second one should land tomorrow or day after, got here much quicker than the first.
Look forward to shooting them.
 

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Second one landed today. It also is quite nice. All Win trigger group, Win bolt, SA rod and barrel. Stock in good shape, bore very good. Should also be a fun shooter.
Will pick them both up in about 2 weeks, stupid state laws!
 

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The receiver leg of this second Winnie M1 has LEAD and a date electro penciled on it. Not knowing what this meant I looked it up and find that it means a rebuild at the Letterkenny Arsenal which is said to be about the best place to get one from, if thats accurate.
It did appear to be a pretty solid example as did the first one.
 

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Well I have them both out of jail and home to mess around with. They are of course CMP mixmasters which I expected. One has a Win bolt, other SA, both SA barrels with good bores. Both have SA op rods, one has a WRA TG housing, the other SAl
As I mentioned before I could see a yellow paper with some elevation numbers that looked to have foreign writing, looks Danish. Here is a pic of that. I still suspect that it must have spent some time overseas or at least the TG did, if not the whole rifle.
Here is a couple of pics.
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This stock is a non GI replacement, no stamp of any kind, nor P proofs.

BTW, the bottom of the pistol grip is not the heel. The heel is the top rear point of the butt stock.

You had me a bit confused.

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I shot one of them yesterday, it didnt care much for AE Garand or PPU Garand ball loads, but did much better with a handload. It didnt work with my SLED for some reason, had to push the round down a bit more before it would release the bolt. I have another coming to see if that helps, though it does work properly in the Letterkenny rifle which I will probably shoot next week.
 
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