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    Sa 18552

    So as mentioned in a previous post while hunting a Gas Trap serial M1 I have managed to find one. It is in post gas trap configuration with:

    Type 2 Lockbar Sights
    SA 9 Operating Rod with relief cut
    Late-Post war Operating Rod Catch
    Wartime Bullet Guide
    SA 11 Follower
    Wartime follower arm
    Post War Stock Set
    Mid-Late war Hammer Plunger
    Hammer Spring Housing in the White
    Wartime milled trigger guard
    Wide base gas cylinder.
    Single slot gas cylinder screw
    Late - Post WW2 Follower Rod
    Possible wartime trigger Housing
    BMB safety
    Unsure about Hammer
    Wartime Barrel - 1943

    It is very hard to find an M1 with a wartime barrel in my country and in my case impossible to replace them. Ihave managed to accumulate every part to correct it back to Gas Trap configuration. I have:

    1.Trigger (Numbered)
    2. Hammer (Numbered-1)
    3. Safety (Numbered -4)
    4. Plunger in the white
    5. Hammer Spring
    6. Hammer Spring Housing
    7. Trigger Guard Numbered
    8. Trigger pin
    9. Hammer pin
    10. Trigger Housing Early (Modified)

    11. Trigger Housing Spring
    12a) Rear sight Cover B 8875
    b) Rear Sight Cover B8875 Is sending correct onec) Rear Sight Cover No Dents
    13. Rear Sight Base Numbered
    14. Aperture Numbered
    15. Checkered Windage Knob
    16. Checkered Leverage Cap (Open Arrows)
    17. Screw
    18. Nut
    19. Detent Spring
    20. Detent

    21. Short Pinion
    22. Bolt (-1)
    23. Extractor
    24. Extractor Spring
    25. Ejector
    26. Ejector Spring
    27. Firing Pin
    28. Top Hat Follower '2'
    29. Follower Arm Numbered
    30. Bullet Guide Numbered

    31. Follower Arm Pin
    32. 0 Marked Clip Latch
    33. Spring
    34. Clip Latch Pin
    35. 0 marked Operating Rod Catch
    36. 0 SA Operating Rod (Relief Cut)
    37. Rear Handguard Clip Numbered *On Handguard* 38. Buttstock Sling Swivel Numbered B-8889 Numbered
    39a) Lower Band Numbered 1st Type C 46000
    b) Lower Band Numbered -0
    c) Lower Band Grooved
    40. Long Screw Numbered

    41. Short Screw (1903)
    42. Repro No Trap Buttplate Numbered
    43. Buttstock Ferrule Numbered
    44. Stacking Swivel
    45. Stacking Swivel Screw
    46. Repro Keystone Spring
    47. Repro Operating Rod Spring
    48. Repro Type 1 Follower Rod
    49. Repro Gas Trap Cylinder
    50. Repro Gas Trap Cylinder Sight

    51. Original Rearsenalled SA GHS Large Cross Cannons Long Channel and numbers in channel stock.
    52. Repro Front Handguard Numbered
    53. Repro Spacer
    54. Repro Ferrule W/Lip
    55. Repro Rear Handguard Numbered
    56. 1943 Barrel
    57. 18522 Receiver

    I do have a question and need some opinions. I plan to carefully sand off the rearsenal stamp on the left side just further to the front than the original SA GHS cartouche. But what do members think about having the stock stamped with a repro SA SPG cartouche?

    I really want to stanp it to complete the project however do I:

    A) Sand off Original SA GHS, Large Cross Cannons and rearsenal stamp and stamp with SPG.

    B) Sand off arsenal stamp only and stamp with SPG in this area to replace the rearsenal stamp.

    C) Sand off Rearsenal stamp and leave as SA GHS and large cross cannons?

    I also need to sand the butt area down to Receive a repro no trap butt plate.

    Many thanks!

    Scott

    #2
    Personally I am against re-stamping the stock because 40 or 50 years from now it could be passed of as an original cartouche to an uneducated buyer.
    That being said what is the condition of the stock ? A new stamp would look out of place on a worn stock with dings and dents.
    Can you post pictures of the stock and cartouche ?
    Last edited by jak; 02-11-2021, 12:26 PM.

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      #3
      I planned to stamp am area on the underside of the Buttplate with a P Proof stamp to denote that it is a repro. I'm also planning to to a data sheet and fully declare that it is an original GHS with repro SPG stock.

      It wont let me upload pics mate, would you like me to email you?

      Scott

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        #4
        I think it would be the wrong thing to do. think about it.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Arnhem44mad View Post
          I planned to stamp am area on the underside of the Buttplate with a P Proof stamp to denote that it is a repro. I'm also planning to to a data sheet and fully declare that it is an original GHS with repro SPG stock.

          It wont let me upload pics mate, would you like me to email you?

          Scott
          Scott, PM sent.

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            #6
            These are Scott's pictures of his GHS stock.







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                #8
                Many thanks mate!😃

                Scorr

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                  #9
                  I still think a new SPG stamp would look out of place on that stock. If you want to get rid of the rebuild stamp you would have to steam that area multiple time to raise the wood. Even then you might not raise it enough and then sanding will leave a impression that will be noticeable.

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                    #10
                    You have an authentic early GHS stock, and you want to sand off it's history and make it something that it's not? IMHO that's an absolutely terrible idea!

                    There are plenty of later stocks as well as new-production stocks that you can alter. Why would you even consider doing this to a stock that's dripping with history?!?
                    Welcome to the Addiction!

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