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    Short Fork Follower Rod question

    Hey Guys,

    On rifles that were produced with short fork follower rods, prior to them being phased out in early 1944, where those short forks later replaced post-war with the long forks in rebuilds, or were some left in?

    Thanks!
    James

    #2
    By the end of the Korean War, all rifles in service, reserve and Nat Guard received the poppet gas cylinder lock screw and long fork follower rod. This could be performed by a company level armorer.

    What is not included is the Lend Lease and other imports over the years which still continued to have older parts plus rifles not in active service that were sold (DCM, CMP).

    What is interesting is that there are still both Winchester and SA short forks around, the round body short fork could still be found awhile ago too but these are about gone

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      #3
      I have a Relic found in Ardennes: October/November 1943 with October 1943 barrel, single Slot Gas Screw, straight saw Cut Gas Cylinder and Long Fork. Hopefully this helps with the passing in of the long forks.

      Scott
      Last edited by Arnhem44mad; 03-13-2022, 04:18 PM.

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        #4
        Great information gentlemen, thanks!

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