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Clip making Machines/M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by eclancy, Sep 16, 2006.

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  1. eclancy

    eclancy Member

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    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.

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    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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  2. Crosshair

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    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.
     
  3. shermacman

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    Great photo.
    How many M1 clips were stamped out?
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  4. Wes Janson

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    Are they shiny because they hadn't been given a finish yet?
     
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    I can't say it often enough, thank you for your research and sharing it with us.
     
  6. Car Knocker

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    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.
     
  7. JohnKSa

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    Yep, also haven't had their matte finish (parkerizing) applied yet.
     
  8. eclancy

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    Gentlemen,

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