In mint crisp 100% factory original condition, we have a very scarce April/May, 1945 production Winchester M1 Carbine. This is one of only two makers (the other was Inland) that actually produced carbines with all the later features primarily referring to the bayonet lug and adjustable rear sight. After the war almost all carbines were reworked to this configuration but this one left the factory that way. This is a textbook and completely orthodox example of Winchester’s Late War near the end of production carbine.
If you collect carbines or especially Winchester’s this is one of the most elusive to obtain as they were only produced for a few months late in the war.