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Old 11-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #11
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Not all parts are stamped with a drawing number. If you want help with what you have list the parts that are marked and I will tell you whats correct for your rifle

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #12
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Since my last part I've researched all the drawing numbers and they are from march 1943- august 1944. Nothing on the rifle is post war. Which according to two sources this may be an original garand.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #13
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Or a restored rifle by a collector

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #14
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That also could be the case. The part that is the oldest is the hammer. All the other parts match. Including the stock. according to scott duff and a couple others, batches of parts overlap during the war. But all parts are wartime and that's what makes the rifle a little more special. I have the certification letter from the cmp and emails from the head armorer at the alabama location confirming the rifle came to them and was sold in 2003, all of the batch numbers I've found match there records.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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I'm including a pic, I would think that a restored garand would have a better stock on it. Every other image I've seen of a garand with a rack number has been illegible. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but I think this rifle is original.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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During my service time in the Army, our rifles had no rack number, we knew which rifle was ours and did not always place them in the same space.

However, when I was in high school ROTC, the numbers were stenciled on the stock as you show.

Could be your rifle was an ROTC rifle at one time?

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #17
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I'm not bashing you or your rifle but the only thing you got from CMP was that a rifle with that serial number was sold by CMP.
What parts were swapped since it left their hands there is no way of knowing.
It "could" be original but odds are stacked against you it isnt
Nice Garand either way

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:35 AM   #18
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I think every new gun buyer likes to think they have found something of great value. The truth is most amateur gun owners do not know how to value a collectable. There is more than matching numbers in defineing a special firearm.

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Wow here come the snobs, I'm not a novice, I own several guns. Gunsmithed some of them to a finer condition. Restored my grandfathers m1 carbine to its wartime glory. Yes this is my first garand, it is my first because this was the first one I've found that had matching numbers. I have asked for help and not received any. I've only received comments telling me my rifle is not what I think it is. I've looked hundreds of garands in the hopes of finding one that was as close to original as possible. This was the first. I've sent the info I've collected and sent it to real experts in the hopes of an actual authentication.

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When I bought my M1 carbine it also had a rack number on it. I was told it had something to do with a lend lease program. And that it possibly came from isreal.

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