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1945 Winchester front band

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    Posted: Sep 26 2021 at 10:33am
I have attached a close up of my Winchester front band.  I would appreciate any thoughts as to whether this is the correct production C stamping for the band or if this is the after war production.

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Not a Winchester Barrel Band, the Barrel Band that you have pictured was Made by C. Cowles and Co. and is a replacement part. 
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Thanks for the quick and complete reply.
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For clarity, C. Cowles did make bands for Winchester marked with the C higher.
As pointed out the low C is believed to be a post war or replacement contract
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thanks for additional info.  Would appear to be difficult to separate low C or High C timing?
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WWII is the timing. One is wartime. The low C is a post war replacement. Exactly when, I don't know but it could be determined, I suppose, by looking up the contract for them.
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Hmm, spelling the same word incorrectly time after time is similar to Einstein's quote about insanity.
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C- Cowells Co. from New Haven Ct. is still in business.  They've moved from there to North Haven Ct., and are now in the former Marlin Firearms facility that supplied barrels & stocks during WW2  Only 5 + miles north off I-91.  Their N.H. facility, was at the time less than 1.5 miles from the Winchester facility. Hope this helps....

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The correct name of the company is C. Cowles.

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I just learned about the correct location / orientation of the World War II stamped C for this type barrel band as well.

Here’s a picture of the correct wartime C. Cowles “central” C stamp location for a Winchester.


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Originally posted by Why Carbines? Why Carbines? wrote:

Hmm, spelling the same word incorrectly time after time is similar to Einstein's quote about insanity.


Its part of the job description, but Einstein is misattributed for that quote as there is no evidence that he ever said it.


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Originally posted by New2brass New2brass wrote:

Originally posted by Why Carbines? Why Carbines? wrote:

Hmm, spelling the same word incorrectly time after time is similar to Einstein's quote about insanity.


Its part of the job description, but Einstein is misattributed for that quote as there is no evidence that he ever said it.




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Great photo of the WWII WRA carbine barrel band.  Answered my question fully.
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The C marked band IS original to late WRA Carbines.
Mine cane out of the Winchester Musuem and it has the C band!
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