Win-13 M1 Garand Rifle
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: Winchester
- Model: Garand
- Caliber/Gauge: .30-06
SN 1608614 is a scarce WW2 Winchester built M1 Garand rifle built in early 1945. This example shows all of the major parts marked WRA. This rifle was from the Win-13 block of rifles. The Win-13 was in the serial block 1,600,000 to 1,640,000 Dec. 44 to Jan. 1945. This rifle shows the right side of the receiver #28291 Win-13. See pages 82 to 85 of Bruce Canfield's "Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 carbine". To quote the author,"one of the more interesting and signifigant of the Winchester M1 Garands are the Win-13 rifles. This example shows all of the correct internal markings and appears to be one of very few WW2 Garands that did not go through the rebuilding process. This example shows a bright excellent bore and 95% of its' original Parkerized finish. The only thing missing on this rifle is clear crisp WRA/FHD stock cartouches. These are there on the left side of the stock, with the WRA mark over the GHD and the Ordnance wheel. (Just below the rear sight) The P proof is quite clear on the top end of the pistol grip. The barrel shows WP Winchester proof and a single 4 (1944) date. Copies of the Canfield pages 78&79 and 82-85 are included with this collector grade Garand rifle. The bottom of the pistol grip show where some form of disk was removed(possibly a foreign government id tag). The butt wood is original to the rifle. The two handguard are correct replacements. A very scarce variation of the Winchester M1 Garand for the U.S. Military or the Winchester collector.