WTT WA Springfield M1 Garand, Rock Island 1903

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  1. Basedgreaser

    Basedgreaser
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    if there was any negetivity in this thread - i didnt notice it, maybe because i was examining an m1 for hours:D
     
  2. wolfcreed

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    Even though this is more about specifications it does show where NM markings should be on the rifle.

    M1 Garand NM.jpg
     
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  3. ron

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    The SA-52 means that your rifle was rebuilt by Springfield Armory in 1952.They stamped the receiver just behind the sight base during the rebuild program.Rifles rebuilt by the Marines were etched 0-65 thru 67 just behind the base.
    Info I found on the CMP Forums.
    Sa 52 - CMP Forums
    Very interesting! :rolleyes: Value?
     
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    What are the initials in the stock of the RIA? FK perhaps?
    Thank you
     
  5. Basedgreaser

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    initials? the fja stamp?
     
  6. Basedgreaser

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    werent most of those on the later nm's/nm rebuilds? if i remember from what i read the earliest ones did not have nm stamped in many places
     
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    Well now,
    Nibby gets to chime in...:)

    If I can remember how I will start a conversation because I am interested.

    I don't think it is an NM from SA,
    BUT IT may have been upgraded somewhere at abt any level in the US military.....
    or somewhere else after it left Military control...

    Velzey knows what he is talking abt.
    FER SURE.....:):):)
     
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    Conversation started.

    I am interested.:)
     
  9. Velzey

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    I agree it's not a NM from SA, worth taking a peek at that's for sure.
    Someone gave it some love somewhere along the line. I'm very curious what barrel is on it.
     
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    Oh thank gawd someone might buy it. The temptation is strong with this rifle.
     
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    o_OI wish I had the money. That poor 03 is getting so ignored. It needs a loving home too...
     
  12. ron

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    Back in the day when the M1 ruled Highpower competition
    upgrading the M1 to NM configuration was common. Bedding,
    NM sights, glued and screwed front handguard and new barrel.
    I and many other shooters I knew upgraded our M1s for competition.
    No one thought of the M1 as a collectible firearm or to leave it unmolested.
    No marks on the right side of the barrel indicates a aftermarket barrel.
    Probably a good shooter. Well worth $1000;);) IMHO
    Someone's going to get a nice rifle. Good luck with the sale.
     
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    In the 20's and 30's allot of these were parts guns that were built on Rock Island Arsenal. FK= Frank Krak the inspector at that time. I have a 1911 that is stamped with his initials and would also like to have a 1903 to match. Feeling a little under the weather so I hope this make sense... Thank you
     
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    i have actually got more messages anout the 1903 then the m1 lol, it was unexpected
     
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    Some of the features shown, show parts a later Type 2 NM rifle would have (the rear sight and the bedding and handguard mod) Unmarked barrel, oprod and front sight make it a little harder to figure out. May have been a legit rifle, may have been a later built parts gun by a civilian Smith. I will say the bedding job looks correct and well done. It has enough "right" parts to catch my eye and is well worth the asking price as it sits.
    Side note- the SA-52 stamping was a one year only rebuild. Approximately 6k rifles went thru that program. Not all are stamped, some are hand etched. Just an added "neat" factor about it.
     
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    SA-52 stamping;
    closest numbers I know of are 6008,
    from 1 Jan 52 thru 30 June 52.
    Stocks typically lacked the SA over the Inspectors initials cartouche.
    Rebuilds have earned their own place in the collectors boxes....:):)
     
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    IMG_0731.JPG IMG_0729.JPG new info: IHC Op rod
    and a 1943 reciever marking
     
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