Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

mid 1942 Springfield

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    mid 1942 Springfield

    I have owned this rifle for a very long time, some restoration was done. I did put on the Type 1
    lock bar. Barrel is (upsidedown) S-A 6-42 without chrome, exc bore TE 4.0. Bolt is the very early
    Revision 12 RE5B that still has the hole through the right lug like the revision 2 bolts. Op rod is un-cut
    rev 3. Follower is 8 and op rod catch without lip on accelerator. The stock is a short channel SA GHS
    with faint cartouche. The lower band has a U stamped on it, Other rifles from this period have different
    letters stamped on the lower band too. There is a number 2 on the rear sight cover that's been on there
    for a long time, must be a cover mark as there isn't any reason to stamp anything on the cover ?

    #2
    Another beauty, RCS!!
    I have a lower band with an "A" stamped on it. Must be from the same period, right?
    Welcome to the Addiction!

    Comment


      #3
      You are correct if it is a SA 1942 period lower band, about ten different letters are recorded (milsurps.com)by collectors. Unique only
      to the 1942 period.

      Comment


        #4
        Can you tell me how long the Op. Rod Catch with no lip was used?

        Rob.

        Comment


          #5
          The lip was introduced on the accelerator in mid 1942 on Springfield rifles

          Comment


            #6
            Robert,
            What do you think about this clip latch? Mid-1942.......or IHC???



            Thanks,
            --Brian
            Welcome to the Addiction!

            Comment


            • CCyooper
              CCyooper commented
              Editing a comment
              If it is IHC it will have a square end ( most likely is). If 1942 would have a round end. I'm sure someone more qualified than me will chime in eventually.

            #7
            Winchester perhaps? The A stood for Amoela (or something like that) steel.
            Jon

            Comment


              #8
              I have seen early sight covers with a letter/number stamped on them, low towards the bottom

              Comment


                #9
                It started with the SA flat rear sight cover after the drawing number was deleted

                Comment


                  #10
                  The early Winchester "flat rear sight covers" are without any number/letter or symbol and DuLite color

                  Comment


                    #11
                    I've got some flat covers that have a mark that's not really a letter. It looks more like a cursive "X". Some do have letters. I'll have to look, make a list and post it.

                    Comment


                      #12
                      There are some small weird/cryptic characters, etc., also stamped on the early ribbed covers too. Not as big as the 2 posted above.

                      Comment


                        #13
                        Also a Boyt 42 sling on this rifle, 1942 was the last year for brass on Boyt slings. Also have a steel Boyt 42 dated sling too

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X