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Winchester M1 Carbine - Bavaria Rural Police - YouTube video
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December 17, 2021 - 6:13 pm
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If anyone’s interested,

There’s an interesting short video on YouTube about a Winchester M1 Carbine issued to the Bavarian Rural Police in the Post-war years.

The YouTube channel is – Gun News & Reviews

The Carbine is in amazing condition.

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Here is the link to the video.

He is wrong about one thing at the end of the video. They’ve all been fired!

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Maverick

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These guns keep coming onto the market in Germany, especially here in Bavaria. The condition is usually good to very good.

There are also some from Bavaria Forrestal Police, Bavaria Border Police, Bavaria Municipal Police, Bavaria Prison Guard and Bavaria Game Warden.

 

Greetings from Bavaria

 

Stefan

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steff said
These guns keep coming onto the market in Germany, especially here in Bavaria. The condition is usually good to very good.

There are also some from Bavaria Forrestal Police, Bavaria Border Police, Bavaria Municipal Police, Bavaria Prison Guard and Bavaria Game Warden.

 

Greetings from Bavaria

 

Stefan  

Stefan,

How much on average do they sell for ? – It would be nice to get one here in Canada but the M1’s are now “Restricted & Registered” like handguns so they can only be shot at a “Restricted Range”

I find them interesting as my mother was raised at Rosenheim, Bavaria.

Regards…D.

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I’m not sure he is correct that they were issued right after the War to the various Bavarian police.  I know for certain that in the British sector of Germany after the War the Bavarian Rural Police were issued Enfield No.1 Mark III bolt action rifles.  They did not want them to have semi-auto weapons.  It was not until the mid 1950s when the bolt action rifles were turned in for M1 Carbines, some 10 years after the end of the War.

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Tom D said
I’m not sure he is correct that they were issued right after the War to the various Bavarian police. 

Sorry, That’s not what I meant.

Correction – “Post-war Years”.

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David McNab said

Stefan,

How much on average do they sell for ? – It would be nice to get one here in Canada but the M1’s are now “Restricted & Registered” like handguns so they can only be shot at a “Restricted Range”

I find them interesting as my mother was raised at Rosenheim, Bavaria.

Regards…D.  

 

Between $ 400 and $ 1,400, depending on the condition.

Rosenheim is a very beautiful little city at the foot of the Alps. Have you been there? It looks exactly like the Americans imagine Germany, including Lederhosen, funny hats, a lot of beer and Schuhplatteln.

Stefan

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David, just to clarify, I was referring to the person in the video who said these carbines were issued right after the War, not you. 

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David, just to clarify, I was referring to the person in the video who said these carbines were issued right after the War, not you.   

Thanks – no problem – (I thought you might be referring to the video).

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steff said

 

Between $ 400 and $ 1,400, depending on the condition.

Rosenheim is a very beautiful little city at the foot of the Alps. Have you been there? It looks exactly like the Americans imagine Germany, including Lederhosen, funny hats, a lot of beer and Schuhplatteln.

Stefan  

The price range sounds very reasonable – I will check with the RCMP on what I would have to do to import one. Then maybe you could put me in touch with a dealer who could export. The magazines would be prohibited (any mag over 5 rounds for semi-auto rifles) unless they are pinned. But as a former Police Officer they (RCMP) usually let me navigate the rules with compliance.

However, our “Current Government” is planning new restrictions.

I have not yet been to Rosenheim – but still have relatives there. It’s on my to-do list before I run out of time. And, so is Bremerhaven – but that’s another story.

Back to the video – Are most of these carbines that you encounter Winchesters ? – I would imagine the American Collectors would really like them.

If it’s still possible to bring one to Canada I’ll contact you via the message box or by email.

Season’s Greetings . David

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