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    Hi guys. I picked up a new M1 out of the blue today at of all things an open house. I have several of them already ... but who can resist.

    I believe that this one was refurbished in Europe. The only thing I can't put my finger on is the stock wood ... it has as odd grain like a Swedish fur or something. The remaining wood looks like your standard dark American wood I've seen on other M1's. There is a stamp my the rear sling holder 3789711 that is very hard to read, I'm not familiar with this.

    Any input on the wood? All other questions tips are welcome.

    Thanks guys.

    #2
    The stock wood is beech. The Danes stamped the serial # of the rifle on the bottom of the stock between the rear sling swivel and the trigger guard. If that number does not match the serial # of the rifle then the stock was swapped. There may be a label in the barrel channel too.
    Last edited by jak; 08-02-2016, 06:00 AM.

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      #3
      Ok, thanks for info on the wood. The stock number does match the receiver serial number. So was this rifle made Denmark or just refurbished there? My other M1's have serial numbers that are 14505, 2195328, and 2914238. This one start with 3789711 ... all Springfield ... so this must be a Danish rebuild. The barrel looks really good.

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        #4
        You have a curved oprod, VAR barrel?

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          #5
          Originally posted by ac.Rhino.1971 View Post
          Ok, thanks for info on the wood. The stock number does match the receiver serial number. So was this rifle made Denmark or just refurbished there? My other M1's have serial numbers that are 14505, 2195328, and 2914238. This one start with 3789711 ... all Springfield ... so this must be a Danish rebuild. The barrel looks really good.
          Yes, Rebuilt by the Danes.

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            #6
            Originally posted by 1563621 View Post
            You have a curved oprod, VAR barrel?
            Op rod doesn't looked curved, I haven't stripped the firearm yet so I don't see any barrel stamps. The crown is really tight though, a 30-06 bullet wont fit in all the way to the case neck.

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              #7
              Curved on bottom. Pull back oprod & look at barrel marking VAR with croen and date. Usually when they changed to beech stock was a rebarrel too.

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                #8
                Originally posted by 1563621 View Post
                Curved on bottom. Pull back oprod & look at barrel marking VAR with croen and date. Usually when they changed to beech stock was a rebarrel too.
                It definitely looks like the lower oprod in your picture. The only markings visible on the barrel with the breech open state 8-A-4-49. Its definitely not a barrel that has had hundreds of rounds fired through it. The crown is super clean and tight and the rifling is in great shape. There are no pits in the barrel either.

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                  #9
                  It's probably S-A, not 8-A. SA is Springfield Armory.Jon

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