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Old 05-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm new to this site but have been hunting and shooting for most of my life. I was wondering if any of you can help me out with the valuation of an M1 garand made in 1939( I was told) that I have the option to purchase. This M1 is from the springfield armory and has a four digit serial # 7---. Not sure if it is the original stock but the metal plate at the end of the stock has been replaced with a wood end piece. The rest of the stock is in good condition. Also there has been a weld done on the inside reciever chamber to reform a worn part. Besides that the rifle appears in good shape. Should I overlook the other flaws to obtain an M1 with a four digit serial #???

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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Sure, if you want a collectors piece to hang on your wall. Otherwise don't. This rifle should never be fired, it is unsafe.

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wait a minute, all depends need more info. Take some pics of the weld area and close ups of the rest of the Garand.How much are they asking? If it has some real early parts on it , may be worth a good sum

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wait a minute, all depends need more info. Take some pics of the weld area and close ups of the rest of the Garand.How much are they asking? If it has some real early parts on it , may be worth a good sum
By the OP's description, I'd say it's possible the gun was demilled then fixed. I don't think I'd ever fire a gun with a weld inside the chamber. JD may have an opinion about it for him, but as the OP hasn't posted since, he's probably gone....
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All depends where the weld is. If the barrel is welded to the receiver then no I wouldnt fire it but it can still be worth some bucks "if" it has original parts. Safety alone if original can go for $100.00- $150.00 Again all depends on asking price.
If weld is in the reciver this may be the "7th rd stoppage " fix which is a arsenal repair. Aagin all depends were it is thats why I asked for pictures.
Cant jump to any conclusions without more info.
I do know just alittle about Garands


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Hey Orlando, Ill take two! Very nice.
For my own education, what exactly is/ causes a 7th rd stoppage on an M1?

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Wow! I haven't seen that many M1s infifty years!

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I could be wrong but the way I understand it is in manufacturing the boring tool went in too far and cut off part of the reciever rib . Becaues of this a enbloc that was loaded with the top round on the right,would jamb and not chamber. This was referred to as the "7th round stoppage" receivers were re-welded and the ribs re-formed to fix them. Receivers were recalled and fixed (welded) there were some that never did get fixed and those are the real collector pieces

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Looks like the rifle rack back in boot camp!
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Looks like the rifle rack back in boot camp!

Yeah, except yours loaded from the business end of the barrel didn't they? And the powder horn racks aren't pictured here either.
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