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M1 Garand research

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by halogrinder, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. halogrinder

    halogrinder Member

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    Howdy, I was wondering if y'all can give me a hand with my new-to-me M1.

    I tried searching around to get general ideas on what it is and what parts are in it, and was wondering if anyone could help verify my information, and if its worth trying to chase down the correct parts....

    Serial number is August 1942. Trying to see if its worth finding the right parts.
    Bolt D2827-12SA S-06 <>
    Barrel S-A-4-42
    Op rod D35382 9SA
    Trigger housing D2890-8SA
    Hammer C46008-3SA
    OR (what is this? I have seen it on other searches....)
    Stock is a .437 cannon seal EMcF June '42- October '43
    Bayonet has the arsenal stamp- so I'm sure late 50's

    The op rod is uncut and has no relief cut in it (rare?)
    The bolt looks like its August '43.... I think I need a 8?
    Op rod is June '45.... Not sure which one i need
    I'm having a hard time finding other dates.


    Thanks in advance if you can put any light towards my new guy.
    Alex
     
  2. halogrinder

    halogrinder Member

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    Bump. Anyone?
     
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Why do you want to put it back into factory condition as if it never saw service? Think about it, that rifle has a history and part of that is the exchange of parts as it and the other Garands in the platoons it served with were cleaned and serviced.

    If you're going to shoot it, don't worry about the parts since the first time the platoon cleaned rifles the parts got mixed up (and each subsequent time).

    If you want to turn it into a museum piece as some rare unissued M1 you'll spend a lot of time and money getting there (and the barrel probably will never be issue new) you can do that. A lot of fellas did and still do (I did that with my M1 Carbine and it shoots the same as when there were a mixture of parts in it).

    If you take that path pick up Scott Duff's book on the Garand and you'll know exactly what you need to put it into issue condition.
     
  4. Jim K

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    Maybe it's because I have seen thousands of M1 rifles, and worked on a fair number of them, but I just can't get in tune with the "every part has to match and every rifle has to be perfect" folks.

    Worse, with the large number of repro parts for both the M1 rifle and the M1 carbine, taking out GI parts because the numbers/letters are "wrong" and putting in parts from an unknown source doesn't seem to me such a great idea.

    Jim
     
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    If you restore the rifle with correct parts you will never get your money back if you decide to sell it unless you part out the rifle
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    The parts it has in it is the correct parts if it Feeds, Fires, and Functions Freely.

    The only "correct" military rifles never saw a lick of service.
    Unless somebody in an ordanance depot stole it when it was brand new.
    rc
     
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