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    Garand Stock Markings

    Hello all. Today I picked up my first Garand, an Underwood with zero markings on the stock, with the exception of those in the photos below. Any idea what they mean? The top most looks somewhat like the Underwood logo with an F beneath it. What the second photo means is a complete mystery to me....TR??? with a TN beneath it?

    Receiver is stamped Underwood SN 2630268 B (Singer?). Barrel is Underwood 1943 with a "P" a bit lower down the barrel.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Shawn77; 05-27-2021, 02:12 PM.

    #2
    You have a M1 Carbine, not a garand. You have a National Postage Meter stock made by Trimble Nursery and Furniture Company.
    The "B" indicates Singer subcontractor







    Looking for SA bayonets 922033 & 1045220

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      #3
      Thank you Jak. I appreciate it. Does that indicate an original wartime produced stock?

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        #4
        Yes, It is a WWII stock

        Looking for SA bayonets 922033 & 1045220

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          #5
          That S/N is consistent with the second block of Underwood production, most of which was by subcontractors after which the Underwood line picked up production in house for the most part.
          jak is spot on.
          Do yourself a favour and pick up this book to start with to learn more aboot the M1 Carbine: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Carbines-.../dp/1882391543
          It's a good starter book. The Carbine Collector's Club has some typo corrections you'll want to fix. http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/...topic5276.html
          You might want to find War Baby at some point afterwards to really learn more as the price is a bit chunky. https://www.amazon.com/Baby-U-S-Cali.../dp/0889351171

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            #6
            The Reisch book is an excellent "first" carbine book. I know Craig Reisch and Joe Poyer personally. They're two of the straightest shooters (no pun intended) you could ever hope to meet. They're both business and no BS.
            Jon

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