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    IHC Gap 4656863 Barrel Identification help

    After reviewing all the reference documents I have, I can't quite document the barrel on my IHC rifle. All other components have Springfield part numbers, as does the barrel. The receiver is clearly from 53-54 that was completed by Springfield for IHC but the barrel (if I understand the markings) is a 1963 vintage? Barrel condition is excellent. Direction to any solid references would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    SA barrel from Jan. 1963 used as a replacement barrel in a rebuild sometime in 1963 or later. The SA replacement barrels from the 1960s are excellent barrels and great shooters. Your barrel was made in January 1963. Are there electric pencil etching on the left front receiver leg. If so please post photos of same. National Guard units used the M1 Garand up into the 1970s.
    Last edited by RDS; 04-11-2021, 01:24 PM.

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      #3
      Thanks for the reply. No, no pencil etching on left from receiver,

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        #4
        My mistake. It's the right front leg that would be pencil etched.

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          #5
          No, nothing there either except the SA drawing number

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            #6
            I see I H C stamped in that last view. Is that a production marking or did IHC do overhaul work on rifles?
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            • TJT
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              IHC did not do any overhauling.
              Jon

            #7
            It is a "GAP LETTER" IHC Receiver but was finished at Springfield in late '53 or early '54. The barrel is a Springfield replacement barrel dated 01/63. About all I know about the markings.

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              #8
              I confirmed the receiver serial number I have posted is correct. Looks like every one of these rifles is a bit of a mystery.

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