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    Help Identifying an Auction bought SA M1 Garand .308

    Hello,
    I recently went to an auction which I found out about last minute by my wife. By luck, I was able to score SA M1 Grand in .308. The serial number dates the receiver at Late 1943 to early 1944. When I got the gun home and had a chance to look it over it has some interesting features or lack of. The stock is in beautiful condition but does look old. No cartouches can be found anywhere. The barrel is Kreiger in .308 30 11. When I took the gun apart to clean the area around the receiver where the action goes has a hard dark brown material paste on the gun. The material seems to be for bedding the action maybe? It does have a white plastic block in action to prevent loading of .308. How can I go about figuring out what type of gun this is or who may have built it? Appreciate any advice or input.

    Parts:

    1. SA M1 30 Cal. Serial number 2,486,8xx, right side receiver #AS8 D2829 32D
    2.Kreiger Barrel .308 _30 11 mark on barrel. CA 15349
    3. Trigger D28290-14-SA
    4. Stock - Insude channel of stock under barrel written in white clearly 215 and another spot 204.
    5. Bolt top left side: 028287 12 SA
    6. Back site: NM 2A, left side dial: left left CPR NM. The front site is not marked.


    Edit pics added:
    SA M1 Garand : https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArhyaTjYbcPdgc4WVCHQchZaBhPO4w
    Stock:
    https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArhyaTjYbcPdgc4T4oe2lTYkZERYoA
    https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArhyaTjYbcPdgc4UW_CrRzDEFXWanw

    Bolt:
    https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArhyaTjYbcPdgc4LqlHRg1j_lYsVOg
    Barrel:
    https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArhyaTjYbcPdgc4KUSkPde73Gu684w
    Last edited by JumPinJimMie; 09-17-2017, 08:22 PM.

    #2
    civilian built rifle, should make a good shooter

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      #3
      OK, thanks for the note. It's appreciated.
      Is it possible to guessestimate when it would have been civilian built? The barrel finish looks older and matches the rest of the metal finish. I haven't been able to find any similar examples of the barrel type online but know Krieger and Criteriin barrels are available.
      I bought a M1A National Match at the auction as well. The rifle dates to 1989. I suspect both guns may have come from the same owner. They were both in great shape.

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        #4
        Originally posted by JumPinJimMie View Post
        OK, thanks for the note. It's appreciated.
        Is it possible to guessestimate when it would have been civilian built? The barrel finish looks older and matches the rest of the metal finish. I haven't been able to find any similar examples of the barrel type online but know Krieger and Criteriin barrels are available.
        I bought a M1A National Match at the auction as well. The rifle dates to 1989. I suspect both guns may have come from the same owner. They were both in great shape.
        No sorry, you can't. If the barrel matches the receiver its a safe bet they were refinished too match. By the way the op-rod is a post war. Also is the rest of the rifle match conditioned or is it just a barrel and stock swap?

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          #5
          Ok, good to know, thanks. The other parts are correct to the receiver. Just the OP rod as you noted had a newer drawing number. The back sight is national match but the front sight has no markings.

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            #6
            Originally posted by JumPinJimMie View Post
            Ok, good to know, thanks. The other parts are correct to the receiver. Just the OP rod as you noted had a newer drawing number. The back sight is national match but the front sight has no markings.

            Real in nice condition USGI NM front sights still turn up in the $40. range all the time, keep your eyes open if your in the hunt for one. I use one and with a .595 hood peep the sight picture is very crisp.





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