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    JLG Garand

    Hello!

    I am new here and am trying to determine an insurance value for my Springfield JLG Garand. It is correct and seems original with a 4/53 barrel and all proper parts. It is in really great shape. I look forward to any thoughts . . . not interested in selling it . . . looking to determine an insurance value.

    Thanks!
    Tom

    #2
    Need more photos. Questions needed to be answered: (1) Any import markings, (2) TE reading, (3) ME reading, (4) Is it a DCM Rifle with box and paperwork. (5) Any rebuild electric pencil etchings on right side receiver legs.

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      #3
      RDS,

      Thanks for the response.

      1 — No import markings of any kind.
      2 — I do not have the guages, but the bullet test shows very little wear.
      3 — I do not have the guages, but the bullet test shows very little wear.
      4 — I do not know if it was a DCM rifle or not. It was given to me to pay for some photography work I did for a gunsmith who specialized in the M1 and M14 rifles.
      5 — I will double check, but I believe there are NO additional markings on the receiver legs.

      Again, I am not looking to sell the rifle, just want to make sure it is adequately reflected in my insurance policy in case of loss.

      Best,
      Tom

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        #4
        Look at the punch mark on the receiver in front of the rear sight. Use a magnifying glass. If never refinished it will look like a bomb crater with displaced metal around the punch mark. If the displaced metal is missing it has been refinished at least once. If so, then the stock was most likely sanded meaning the cartouche would be faint or missing. More pictures as stated above are needed.

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          #5
          Beltfed,

          Thanks for the feedback. The punch mark appears unaltered, and the stock cartouche seems crisp. I do not believe the stock has been sanded. There is no electro pencil markings anywhere on the weapon including the receiver legs.

          As I said, I am really looking for a value estimate for insurance purposes only. I am not interested in selling the rifle at this time. As far as additional photographs, what specifically do you need to see?

          Thanks!
          Tom

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            #6
            Bolt markings, barrel markings, stock markings, op rod marking, receiver markings, trigger group & hammer markings, gas cylinder and gas plug. All this would help. Straight early 1953 SA M1 that have not been altered are not common.

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              #7
              RDS,

              Below is a data sheet on my rifle. It lines up number for number with the JLG example in Scott Duff's Post WWII Garand book. The only thing I cannot figure out is what is stamped on the rear sight's elevation knob. It seems to be NHC, but I cannot find any reference to that marking in Scott Duff's book.

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              DATA SHEET: M1 Garand (JLG)

              MANUFACTURER — Springfield Armory

              SERIAL NUMBER — 42712XX

              RECEIVER:
              DRAWING NUMBER— D652891 43
              HEAT LOT NUMBER — A 41 B


              BARREL SIDE MARKINGS — SA D6535448 4 53 A193A __ P

              BOLT:
              DRAWING NUMBER — 6528287-SA
              HEAT LOT NUMBER — US2


              OPERATING ROD — 6535382 SA

              GAS CYLINDER LOCK — High Hump

              GAS CYLINDER LOCK SCREW — P O

              TRIGGER HOUSING — 6528290 SA
              TRIGGER GUARD — Stamped without milled hook
              HAMMER — SA D5546008
              SAFETY — SA II

              BULLET GUIDE — Stamped with Notch

              FRONT SIGHT — 5/8” Wide

              REAR SIGHT:
              ELEVATON KNOB — NHC ??
              WINDAGE KNOB — DRC


              STOCK — SA/JLG Cartouche

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              Hope this helps. As I mentioned before, there are no import markings, no electro pencil markings, and no arsenal markings. I believe this rifle to have its original parts and finish. I look forward to the thoughts of folks here as to value for insurance purposes.

              Thanks!
              Tom

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                #8
                Hi Tom
                In my neck of the woods would sell in the $1500.00 range maybe more. Prices vary from one area of the country to another.

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                  #9
                  NHC on elevation knob is New Haven Clock Company

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                    #10
                    RDS,

                    Thanks for your input. I do appreciate it.

                    Best,
                    Tom

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                      #11
                      Jak,

                      Thank you for the additional information. I did not find that manufacturer in either of Scott Duff's book nor did I stumble across it in Canfield's "The M1 Garand Rifle" book. Is there another reference I should seek?

                      Best,
                      Tom

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by My P38's View Post
                        Jak,

                        Thank you for the additional information. I did not find that manufacturer in either of Scott Duff's book nor did I stumble across it in Canfield's "The M1 Garand Rifle" book. Is there another reference I should seek?

                        Best,
                        Tom
                        You can either bookmark this on your web browser or print it out and store it in one of your books.
                        John

                        http://forums.thecmp.org/showpost.ph...57&postcount=4

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