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    Gun Broker auction M1 Receiver # 46XXX unmodified

    Auction # 746044600 for SA M1 Garand stripped receiver #46XXX. Leg marked SA 1-65. Listed as unmodified receiver. Opinions?

    #2
    Yep. I had a nice 12k receiver that was unmodified ( low guude ribs ) with a rebuild marking on the leg. After WWII an order was issued to scrap early receivers instead of repairing them ( welding the ribs for the 7th round mod fix ) . It was no longer necessary to repair the 40 or so thousand receivers since there were over 3 million produced . Not all of the rifles produced were repaired, cleaned, and inspected after the end of WWII . So some were still in the system .Realistically it wasn't a large priority to search out and scrap the early receivers, only if found while reworking/rebuilding rifles . By the 1950's and 1960's , I would guess no one was even concerned nor worried about any early receiver with low guide ribs but would be more concerned with function of it. The newer internal components had better tolerances that corrected the 7th round jam anyways.

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      #3
      Auction has 11 hrs. 50 mins. to go. Only two bidders. Current bid is $610.00.

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        #4
        Both bidders are good guys!
        I hope the winner shares pix with us here.
        Good luck, guys!
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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          #5
          I bought it - will use it with a repro gas trap front.







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            #6
            Thank you for posting photos of this interesting receiver. Nice condition!
            Last edited by RDS; 02-24-2018, 10:57 PM.

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              #7
              While on the subject of 46K serial number range, back in June 2000, s/n 46195 gas trap sold for 13K to a friend of mine who in turn sold it a week later for 25K,

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