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    My first Garand and it's a WWII Springfield


    Springfield, serial 3,306,5XX
    Receiver Drawing Number: D28291 35
    Bolt D282871-12SA
    Trigger Group D28200 W.R.A
    Op Rod D35382 9 SA
    Barrel LMR D8535448 9 53

    Stock walnut has a (P) with a star.

    So it seems like a WWII rifle which got a new barrel in 53.

    There are no import markings on the barrel or anywhere else.

    From reading here, the bolt, op rod, and trigger group are typical for a Nov 1944 rifle.

    The parkerizing has a subtle greenish tint in the sun.

    Would appreciate any other info you can give me.

    Marking on the left side of stock, R.I.A, the font matches what I have seen for Rock Island Arsenal but there is no box around it or initials.

    It's not RIA/fk, but just R.I.A.

    Ever seen that before? I did some searching and found someone on the CMP forum asking about the same stamp.

    Thanks
    Last edited by flgliderpilot; 01-10-2022, 11:15 PM.

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    Congratulations. Now Go fire it!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Rogue5 View Post
      Congratulations. Now Go fire it!
      Already have! Love it!

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        #4
        Rebuilt. SA would've NOT used WRA parts. Also, is the -9 op rod a flat or curved side? Look at the outside of the bolt hump. There's where the difference will be. It will either be flat, or have a slight curve to it.
        Jon

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          #5
          Originally posted by TJT View Post
          Rebuilt. SA would've NOT used WRA parts. Also, is the -9 op rod a flat or curved side? Look at the outside of the bolt hump. There's where the difference will be. It will either be flat, or have a slight curve to it.
          Jon
          Right thanks, I figured it must have been rebuilt at Rock Island Arsenal in the 50s based on the LMR barrel and R.I.A. on the stock.

          I think Nov 1944 was the last month of milled trigger guards, so maybe when it was rebuilt it was swapped with a matching WRA trigger group in better condition and maybe a new or refinished stock?

          Op rod appears to be flat sided.

          Last edited by flgliderpilot; 01-11-2022, 04:38 AM.

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