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Old 11-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #21
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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.
Rack numbers were a fairly common thing on USGI Garands and Carbines
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Try this forum http://www.jouster.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?3-M1-Garand-M14-M1A. Pretty interesting forum for some older milsurp weapons. Best to post some pics.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #23
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Detailed pictures posted here would also help

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #24
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #25
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Not exactly detailed but from what little I can see in the pics the rear sights arent correct, should be Lock Bar
From the looks of wear to the receiver and the better darker parkerizing on the Op Rod and good finish on the gas cylinder , lock and screw I would say your rifle is someones attempt at a restoration.
First giveaway in looking at a rifle is the difference in wear to the finish on parts.

Nice Garand either way

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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......
This forum requires a pretty thick skin at times. One has to have the patience to wait for the informed, while ignoring the idiots. Also, you may have to read between the lines to find the gems of truth.
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You can not check muzzle wear by pressing a bullet in the muzzle. You need to read CMP gageing rules.

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Nite stalker,

Yes I realize that, but using a mike, and talking a picture proved to be difficult. The throat erosion is between 1-2. I've got the no-go, go and field gauge and the bolt had passed all three. The I.d. of the muzzle is .302 for argument sake.

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The op rod is the only part that looks out of sorts, as far as the color. The drawing number is also out of date, march 1943. I will take detailed pics of the site tonight. Could I just replace the knob worth a lock bar or would I have to replace the entire rear aperture? I tote it down last night to look at the color of the trigger assembly, fowler and ect, and they all have the same dull grey appearance.

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Replace the complete assembly.

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You can not check muzzle wear by pressing a bullet in the muzzle. You need to read CMP gageing rules.
you cant get an exact read but you can get a good idea of general condition using a bullet.
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