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    Who manufactured this rifle

    Im looking to get my first M1 Garand and it looks like it was born in June of 43 but I am having trouble figuring out who manufactured it , seller is asking 950.00 which is not a great price but if I want it !!!! Im going to look it over most likely this week.
    1713962

    Looking forward the my newest learning experience

    #2
    If its US GI it be marked with makers name on receiver heel above serial number. As its a WWII serial number it will be either Springfield Armory or Winchester. If the receiver heel only has a serial number and no makers name stay away from it.

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      #3
      My attachment is to big so I will type it
      U.S RIFLE
      CAL. .30 M1
      SPRINGFIELD
      ARMORY
      1713962

      Am I correct in assuming it is from the Springfield armory ?

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        #4
        Originally posted by darrellkansas View Post

        Am I correct in assuming it is from the Springfield armory ?
        Yes, the original government Springfield Armory, not commercial Springfield Armory, Inc.
        m14brian

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          #5
          There are no import stamps on the barrel. Does this mean it never left the country or came back in someones hand maybe ? If it left the country shouldnt it be import marked ?

          I have done quite a bit of research about where the import mark should be on the side of the barrel....like BLUE SKY

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            #6
            Originally posted by darrellkansas View Post
            There are no import stamps on the barrel. Does this mean it never left the country or came back in someones hand maybe ? If it left the country shouldnt it be import marked ?

            I have done quite a bit of research about where the import mark should be on the side of the barrel....like BLUE SKY
            "Does this mean it never left the country or came back in someones hand maybe?

            **Maybe but a bring back is highly unlikely. Or it was a rifle sold by the DCM or CMP who are not required to import mark since they don't "import" the rifles they sell. They get them from private donations or from the Army when they are returned to the US from countries they were loaned to. It also may have been imported before 1968 when import marks were not required.

            "If it left the country shouldnt it be import marked"

            Not necessarily. See ** above.

            Didn't you ask this same import mark question in another post? It doesn't matter how many times it's asked, the answers will still be the same.
            Last edited by lapriester; 02-07-2017, 03:10 AM.

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              #7
              Im old and forgetful.................forgot I asked here jeez

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