Example Special Winchester Rifle

Special Winchester Rifle, Left Side

Special Winchester Rifle, Right Side

Note that the initial 12 Spruce Squadrons were stationed at Vancouver Barracks. They were the only armed soldiers in the Spruce operation. Some of the men were issued special Winchester carbines of a unique designation, which are now a highly valued collectible (illustrated above and below).

Article about these special rifles (PDF File)

Detail Markings on a Rifle

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