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    First Winchester

    So i picked up one of the Royal Tiger M1icon carbines Through Classic Firearms and paid more than i should have but ended very Happy. So i believe it`s fairly low number 1,145,XXX. The rifle was sold at a discount because they listed a cracked stock. Mine has a hole in it. It came with a scruff of a sling left behind held in place with a piece of driftwood or a mummified finger? The barrel and receiver metal is in remarkable condition. And the bore is amazing. I don`t have a muzzle gauge but a cartridge wont go closer than 1/8" from going all the way into the muzzle. I don`t know how such a nice rifle ended up with such a POS stock but i love it. Can anyone tell me an approximate manufacture date?
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    Your receiver was stamped between xxx and xxx '43.

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    Thank You Jangle. it`s kind of confusing figuring out the production charts i have seen.

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    Has a Winchester barrel and most other parts i have seen are also stamped Winchester. These Ethiopian Surplus rifles are a real role of the dice buying sight unseen. But i believe i have a nice example. Still has milled rear sights. Can`t seem to get another picture small enough to down load? The stock came with the Ethiopian type 7 ventilated fore stock modification!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jangle View Post
    Your receiver was stamped between xxx and xxx '43.


    M1icon C,
    Chart shows last SN stamped that day:

    1943,
    July 6- 1,145,024
    July 7- 1,145,497
    July 8- 1,146,650
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    Thank You painter777 . I see, Born on the 7th of July 43. Finally figured out how to resize my pictures. Her she is. She has a stock as black as coal and fully ventilated.
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    I almost want to believe i can see some stamps on that wood but NOOO.

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    WRA stamps are some of the best lasting you'll find. Anything in the sling well? There is often nothing in the Winchester slingwell.

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    Nothing in the sling well. I want to believe i see something something on the left side below the bolt but... I can`t say there`s anything left. I love it. The stock sure shows her travels. I guess who ever got it used it for a club more than shooting it. It looks like it was used to fight off Lions.

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