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    HELP. Identification of 1954 Experimental? Garand

    Hello all. I just picked up this beauty. Shes 1954 made, and from what I can tell, all original(matching). My concerns/questions are with regard to the stock. The stock has the DOD eagle cartouche but has AA and a number(Augusta Arsenal?) Also the previous owner told me this is a rare experimental version in which Springfield tried some bedding on the reinforcement cutouts. I've attached photos I'd appreciate any help/theories that may make identifying this baby easier. Click image for larger version

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    Please remove the stock and post photos of the top of stock at the receiver cut out. Looks like bedding for national match stock. Nice rifle!


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      I appreciate the kind words. I will post those stock pictures as soon as I can. Any ideas about the AA rebuild cartouche ?

    Experimental? Nooooo. Nice rifle regardless


      I was told that in late 1953 and early 1954, Springfield "experimented" with that material at the reinforcement cutouts. Can anyone kindly confirm or deny this? More pictures to come.


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          The bedding appears to be nothing more than a overhaul bedding method to increase lock up in a stock that had worn compressed wood.Its very common


            Not a NM stock. I agree with above comments by Orlando.


              Kinda looking out here, I don’t understand the statement (Experimental) something to do with bedding of the stock and how close it is to the Barrel? I have a BDL 700 early production in the 60s it’s for hunting, it had that issue with going off, discharging, very dangerous, Remington repaired it even tho I was not the original owner, bought it at a pawn shop. I used a local gunsmith to correct the issue, he also convinced me to bed my stock. I am not very knowledgeable about that subject, but he also fixed my Dads 1903 Sporter. Their might be a difference, but I could not tell, when I took it to the range.