Designed as a close-range defense weapon for trench fighting, the M1 Carbine has been used by militaries around the world. The M1 Carbine uses a bolt system that is very similar to that of the standard M1 rifle and a lightweight tappet-and-slide gas system. During World War II, many outside companies were contracted to produce M1's for the US government, including Winchester Repeating arms who produced a little over 800,000 M1 Carbines total.
This historical firearm has a rear flip sight, no bayonet lug, and a great patina. The carbine has a W undated stamp and a Winchester proofmark on the barrel. The rifle also has a crossed cannons inspector's cartouche, a manufacturer's logo and inspector's initial stamp, and a circled P stamp visible on the stock. The carbine is in NRA excellent condition and comes with a military olive drab 1" web sling.