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    A Lineup of Follower Assemblies

    This photo was sent to me by Bubba1 (Paul).
    Thanks for another great photo of some real nice early parts, Paul!!
    Welcome to the Addiction!

    #2
    I have an unmarked revision 3, I had to send it to Charles Redfield so that he could make a line drawing and verify this follower. It still had the long nose and 20 degree back.

    Just received another 45 degree front and back Winchester slide from Calif. All this stuff is even more difficult to find now

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      #3
      I picked up 2 rev. 3 unmarked followers with rounded slides and found a third in a gas trap to gas port conversion. Funny how things pop up all at once or not at all. I haven't seen one of these in a long time. I have a rev. 3 follower that is marked 2 in my collection .

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        #4
        revision 9 is difficult to find too, I know Redfield has one and Pucci stated he found one in sn 533254 in 2010. Billy Pyle always said there might be a revision 10 around.

        the revision 11 without serifs has yet to surface if you collect WRA. (my photo of the revision 9 will not post but it is like the late revision 8)

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          #5
          found an old photo of the revision 9 follower and slide

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            #6
            This one sold on ebay. Click image for larger version

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              #7
              How much did it sell for ?

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                #8
                I believe $49.

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                  #9
                  Here is a better pic of an early unmarked revision 4(?) (167150 had one) compared to a later unmarked follower. Note the shallow wide groove and tombstone hole pictured on the right. I believe someone even posted a late early top follower with a tombstone hole before so maybe this was a transition anomaly. I've read where some have concluded that it may not be a revision 4. At least it is different.

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                    #10
                    I have several of the Rev 4 followers. I've had trouble selling them because very few people know what they are. A recent communication informed me that they were postwar, unmarked followers. Sorry, but they aren't.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
                      This photo was sent to me by Bubba1 (Paul).
                      Thanks for another great photo of some real nice early parts, Paul!!
                      ‚ÄčThe second from left follower is very interesting. It has the "D" shaped hole! Any comments on that one Paul? or Robert? or anyone else?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by GBA View Post
                        I have several of the Rev 4 followers. I've had trouble selling them because very few people know what they are. A recent communication informed me that they were postwar, unmarked followers. Sorry, but they aren't.
                        George,
                        Please let me know if you have any of these that you can offer me. I need a few for some 1940 restorations. Thanks!! ---Brian
                        Welcome to the Addiction!

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                          #13
                          George, I believe it is post WW2 as the revision 4, 8, 9, 11, and 12 all have the snap out hole that breaks into the wall on each side of the D shaped hole, post war is without this feature.

                          Charles Redfield's article on Springfield Armory M1 Followers in Billy Pyle's "The Garand Stand Report" No 58 also stated that the revision 3 started to used the D shaped snap out hole yet still had the early tail

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