Interesting M1, WW2 combat rifle?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Garandy, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Garandy

    Garandy New Member

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    Any thoughts on this rifle? Old black paint..like the "Guam Garands"
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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Jump over to the Introduction section and say HI.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    S/N 1,978,000-3,627,000 August 1943- March 1945
    S. A. / G.A.W. (Springfield Armory / George A. Woody). Even though George A. Woody died in August 1944, his inspection stamps remained in the Stamp Racks until March of 1945. An overlap with the SA/NFR stamp. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

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    Probably made in January 1944...ending serial numbers for each month below.

    1944
    JAN‑2543412
    FEB‑2634316
    MAR‑2723004
    APR‑2810628
    MAY‑2900312
    JUN‑2981126

    JUL‑3051952
    AUG‑3114434
    SEP‑3180532
    OCT‑3242497
    NOV‑3302641
    DEC‑3359159
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010