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    Possible "almost" NM?

    First, hello to all. I am hoping some of the experts on this site can help me identify what I have, and approximate value. I will be posting pictures and more details when I get home this weekend. For now, just a bit of the story.

    About 28 years ago or so, I order the best grade of M1 Garand being sold out of the Shotgun News, which was a dealer type publication and the way to find cool guns and prices at the time. I will look for the import stamp when I get home. I think there is one if memory serves. Anyway, when it arrived it was covered in grease. There was one small area on the op rod that had the grease wiped away. At the time, I had no idea why. Once I cleaned it I found a NM on the op rod next to the area that was wiped. On the barrel, it looked like a NM was hand engraved, not stamped, prior to parkerizing. Both sights and stock all seemed to be regular issues stuff which makes me think it might have been a NM barreled action that was built into a complete gun for export?

    If any of this story rings a bell with anyone, please let me know. I will try to attach some pics this weekend.

    Thanks, Dave

    #2
    What serial range is the rifle? After the adoption of the NM14 a lot of M1 Garand NM op rods were used in M1 Garand rebuild programs.

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      #3
      I was able to pull it out and take some pics, but can't figure out how to upload them? If I pick upload, it only gives me camera and documents as options, no pictures or gallery etc? If I choose album or gallery, a message presents that says I don't have any?


      The barrel is definitely stamped NM, but sights and the rest, other than the op rod seem standard M1. I also show the serial and import Mark in my pics if I can figure out how to attach them from pictures I have already taken? The serial is in the 4392xxx range.

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        #4
        View Album, http://s156.photobucket.com/user/dvc...library/Garand

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          #5
          First off I am no Nationall Match rifle expert by any means, but I remember there were some stamped barrels by the chamber as yours is. They were NM replacement barrels. I cannot read what is stamped on side of barrel by the chamber in the pictures. Can you tell me what is there?
          Last edited by Orlando; 05-23-2017, 07:27 AM.

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            #6
            I will try decode or try to take better pics. Sorry, I thought I would get a notification when something was posted, but I guess not.

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              Originally posted by DavidC View Post
              Sorry, I thought I would get a notification when something was posted, but I guess not.
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