M1 Garand/Quiz


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eclancy
December 28, 2002, 01:14 PM
Hi all,
What other company besides Winchester was Ordnance looking at to build the M1 Garand during WW2?
No it was not Remington.
Have fun
Thanks again
Clancy

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WilderBill
December 28, 2002, 02:49 PM
I believe a number of them were made by International Harvester.

riverdog
December 28, 2002, 04:14 PM
Probably H&R, they came on board during the '50's and IIRC helped IHC with their production.

DMK
December 28, 2002, 10:58 PM
AFAIK, it was Springfield, International Harvester, Harrington and Richardson, and Winchester who built Garands during Double-ya Double-ya Two. Marlin made some barrels but I think they were after the war. Was there somebody else?

eclancy
December 29, 2002, 01:02 PM
Hi guys,
You are correct that IHC and H&R made M1 Garands, but not during WW2 only SA and Winchester made them. There was another company that Ordnance was looking at to make them during WW2 and it was not Remington.
Keep trying
Thanks again
Clancy

DMK
December 29, 2002, 05:15 PM
UMC?

Schuey2002
December 29, 2002, 05:37 PM
It doesn't take long for someone to come up with an answer on this board.:D

GD
December 29, 2002, 06:52 PM
How about Singer Sewing Machines?

ms1200
December 29, 2002, 10:59 PM
i would guess marlin

TexasVet
December 30, 2002, 12:12 AM
Smith Corona?

Dan Shapiro
December 30, 2002, 03:16 AM
Second vote for Smith Corona. Wasn't there a serial number gap for them? Or at least their educational order?

eclancy
December 30, 2002, 12:28 PM
Hi guys,
Standard Products Co. at no less a place then Port Clinton, Oh. was the company in the running. Ordnance however, dropped the idea of another company. The reason was that SA and Win had rebuilt their lines to higher production and this is why Standard lost out.
I hope you had fun
Have a Happy New Year to you and yours
Thanks again
Clancy

thumbtack
December 31, 2002, 01:52 AM
Don't forget IBM made some.

4v50 Gary
December 31, 2002, 02:35 PM
Standard Products! Darn it, too late. I just read your answer at TFL. :)

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