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    Need help identifying this follower

    I've visited this forum a few times in last couple of years but decided to become a member today. I recently purchased some m-1 carbine and m-1 Garand parts at an estate auction. I have a follower that has a "post" attached to the bottom. See pics. What was it used for? I looked in Poyer and Riesch M1 Garand book but found nothing mentioned. There are no identifying letters, numbers or punch marks. I appreciate any responses, thanks.

    #2
    With that in an M1 I don't think you could push the follower down far enough to release the op rod catch/bolt. Maybe it was an after market device to serve that purpose for some unknown reason.
    Last edited by lapriester; 04-30-2017, 03:04 AM.

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      #3
      Wow.....that's completely bizarre and totally new to me. I've never seen anything like it before!!
      Welcome to the Addiction!

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        #4
        In almost 40 years of dealing with the M1 rifle I've never seen that before. There also was nothing like it that I saw at Springfield Armory either.
        Jon

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          #5
          Thanks for the comments. It is quality job of attachment like it was done professionally. I don't have the experience that some of you do but I've never seen it before either.

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            #6
            +1 to lapriester, Maybe it was custom fabricated for an instructor, to allow newbies to handle an M1 for familiarity training without the worry of someone getting M1 thumb.
            m14brian

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              #7
              I have seen these years ago. It was my understanding that they were made to restrict the magazine capacity. I believe you can only load 6 rounds in a clip with this follower. I believe it had to do with amount of rounds allowed to be loaded in a rifle for hunting.

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                #8
                I posted a picture of this on the CMP Forum. LOL, we'll see if one of the many experts there have any idea what you have here.

                http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=209717

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                  #9
                  lapriester, thanks for posting on CMP forum. I went over to the CMP forum and read remarks there but my membership is still in the moderation que, whatever that is, and I can't post there yet. FlyJS41 asked if the post is threaded, it is. The depth of thread is for the length of the post which is approximately 9/16". Post is approx. 3/16" square.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by OleRockytop2 View Post
                    lapriester, thanks for posting on CMP forum. I went over to the CMP forum and read remarks there but my membership is still in the moderation que, whatever that is, and I can't post there yet. FlyJS41 asked if the post is threaded, it is. The depth of thread is for the length of the post which is approximately 9/16". Post is approx. 3/16" square.
                    Very cool. My WAG is that it screwed onto one of those component display boards.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by RDS View Post
                      I have seen these years ago. It was my understanding that they were made to restrict the magazine capacity. I believe you can only load 6 rounds in a clip with this follower. I believe it had to do with amount of rounds allowed to be loaded in a rifle for hunting.
                      makes sense

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