m1 carbine


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philip brooks
February 20, 2011, 11:59 AM
I am trying to identify S A markings on front site and baonent luge. can anyone help this fine morning. thanks philip

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GCBurner
February 20, 2011, 01:40 PM
SA means the parts were made by Springfield Armory, if that's what you're asking. Different parts by different contractors were always stamped by the maker, and the sights and bayonet lug may be by a different manufacturer than the one who made the barrel or the receiver.

Sunray
February 20, 2011, 11:57 PM
Springfield Armory did post war rebuilding, but were not a Carbine maker. Highly unlikely there was any need for them to make any parts for them either.
I've seen who the SA stamp is, but forget. Naturally.
Pop over to the Carbine forum here. http://www.jouster.com/forums/
Or here. http://www.thecmp.org/forums/

GCBurner
February 21, 2011, 12:27 AM
Saginaw did a lot of parts, but their marks were SG or S'G', Standard Products was just an S. As the war went on, the primary contractors sub-contracted with other companies, to the point where there is still a degree of mystery as to who made some parts. Some carbines were rebuilt overseas post-WWII with foreign parts, which makes decrypting some of the markings on reimports even tougher.

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