Clip making Machines/M1 Garand


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eclancy
September 16, 2006, 11:41 AM
Gentlemen,
These two photo's give you some idea of how the Clips for the M1 Garand were made. Notice how much shine is on the Clips in the second Photo. If you have the time let me know what makes them that way.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/eclancy/clipstaslin.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/eclancy/clipsendminea.jpg

You guys know what I need. TIA
Again hard to get off the microfilm
Guys drop me an email if you need a better/larger photo of these.
Posted before this is for the new guys.
Email:garandm1rifle@rcn.com
Thanks again
Clancy

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Crosshair
September 16, 2006, 01:29 PM
Wow, that is neat. I always figured they where just make in a stamping press, but does it take that many steps that are shown in the first photo to make them? Thanks for sharing that.

shermacman
September 16, 2006, 01:32 PM
Great photo.
How many M1 clips were stamped out?
PING!

Wes Janson
September 16, 2006, 05:22 PM
Are they shiny because they hadn't been given a finish yet?

hso
September 16, 2006, 06:05 PM
I can't say it often enough, thank you for your research and sharing it with us.

Car Knocker
September 16, 2006, 08:48 PM
Since the clips in photo #2 are just coming out of a quenching tank, they are wet with either oil or water (I would bet on oil) and that would certainly contribute to shine.

JohnKSa
September 16, 2006, 09:26 PM
...they are wet with either oil or water...Yep, also haven't had their matte finish (parkerizing) applied yet.

eclancy
September 18, 2006, 11:40 AM
Gentlemen,

The Clips are zinc plated, before they were Parkerized.
Thanks again
Clancy

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