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    The Devils M1

    I can’t believe that after being a loyal CMP customer for the past five years, that I get this. I upgraded my field grade order to a service grade the other day and stickied for a 1943 SA. Not only do I not get a War year, I get a SA that has (gasp) 666 in the serial number. No kidding. Here is the proof.
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    #2
    I used to have garand 3666908. It was a CMP rifle. No big deal.

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      #3
      It may turn out to be a fine rifle, if not sell it lol!
      m14brian

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        #4
        Originally posted by CCyooper View Post
        I used to have garand 3666908. It was a CMP rifle. No big deal.
        Interesting, almost one million shy exactly. Like Brian said, it may be a fine rifle. We shall see today!

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          #5
          Ok, so somebody please tell me what I’ve got here. I know it’s an early H&R, but would I be correct I’m saying that it is near the beginning of production, therefore somewhat valuable? Other than than, my post war Garand knowledge is fragile at best.
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            #6
            High hump gas cylinder lock.
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            Last edited by SA1941; 08-04-2020, 11:54 PM.

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              #7
              H&R started production at 4,666,001, the early rifles had WW II Sa -3,6 ,9 or Winchester modified op rods, Hart trigger groups marked with bowlegged H )-(. Hammers were SA -6 or -9. Op rod catch was WWII SA or Winchester. The early stocks were marked with Ordnance wheel. The barrels on 4.66 rifle were HRA and dated 1952-54.
              Congratulations on your new rifle.

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                #8
                H&R started production at 4,660,001. I got carried away on 666 theme lol.

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                  #9
                  I think the most satanic M1, wouldn't that be s/n 666, a NOV 1937 SA? It's worth a fortune I'm sure.
                  m14brian

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                  • SA1941
                    SA1941 commented
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                    Very funny Brian, but true! It honestly doesn’t bother me, just couldn’t help but notice when I saw the invoice. But I am impressed to have such an early HRA wind up in my lap by pure luck of the draw. She does have a -9 SA op rod, and WWII op rod catch, and DRC rear sights.

                  #10
                  Some pics with her in the wood. She is starting to grow on me. Just can’t help but feel strange about owning a WWII rifle that wasn’t made during the war at all.
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                    #11
                    Glad it came in! That is an interesting situation with the "WWII, but not WWII." It's a neat little niche area of collection, that's for sure. Pretty rifle, no matter what!

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                    • SA1941
                      SA1941 commented
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                      Honestly, even though this particular rifle doesn’t fit the needs of my collection, I am strongly reconsidering selling it. For now at least I think she will be a keeper.

                    #12
                    nice rifle i have a 1956 H&R but it has been blued instead of parked and they buffed the H&R off the reciever but didn't mess with serial number, shoots pretty good in the dupage java laminated stock ser#57113xx
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