I received this M-1 from the CMP a few weeks ago. I hoped for one that was close to WW2 era that was a shooter. I'm very pleased with what I received.
I know from the serial numbers that the receiver is from March of 43 and the barrel from June 46. Only cartouche marks are the Ordinance Wheel and the "P" proof mark with serifs.
I haven't had a chance to strip it down yet, but plan to soon. If anyone can help me with dating the stock and the rest of the rifle, I'd really appreciate it. Also, any suggestions for what to look for once I break it down, so I can date it, that would be great too.