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Old 01-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Can the year of manufacture be determined by the serial number.If so,how can I look it up?



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Old 01-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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If you mean a US military M1 Carbine, yes- there were blocks of serial numers assigned to different makers. If you mean a civilian version, like a Planfield or Universal- yer own your own, dude.

Here are the blocks assigned and dates-

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Thanks for posting the chart looks like my inland was made in the spring of '44 about the sametime as my Garand. Too bad there isn't a paper trail available of where they went and the units they were assigned to. Although I have mental images of my carbine on Iwo Jima and Korea, it was probably sitting in a national guard arms room.

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Don't be too sure about that. In the Spring of '44, a lot of the National Guard was getting ready to go ashore at Omaha Beach.

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If you mean a US military M1 Carbine, yes- there were blocks of serial numers assigned to different makers. If you mean a civilian version, like a Planfield or Universal- yer own your own, dude.

Here are the blocks assigned and dates-

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Do you have the info for the rest of the mfgs? I have a Standard Products and would like to see it's birth information.
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Thanks for your input.

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Jismail- all military carbines were made during WW 2 in a very short time period. I THINK yours was 1944, but I cannot nail it down beyond that.
STANDARD PRODUCTS

TOTAL CARBINES PRODUCED: 247,100

SERIAL NUMBER RANGE
1,982,520-2,352,519

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Don't be too sure about that. In the Spring of '44, a lot of the National Guard was getting ready to go ashore at Omaha Beach.
Bedford, VA, had the highest casualty rate per capita on D-Day because a locally raised National Guard outfit hit Omaha beach and took some hits. They have a huge outdoor memorial for those guys.


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