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Posted: 12/15/2016 11:33:54 AM EST
Title says it all. How'd I do?

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Link Posted: 12/15/2016 11:43:11 AM EST
Looks like a pretty good shooter from a mix of GI sourced parts. I think the most desirable HRAs are the ones with LMR barrels as the supposedly shoot very well. But certainly the SA barrel on yours will do fine and meet normal accuracy expectations.

Congrats!
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Shot it yet?
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[Last Edit: 12/15/2016 6:31:10 PM EST by Tankdawg0057]


That's all the pics. The arf uploader shit the bed during this post, had to switch to photobucket.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 11:51:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Sinister:
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Not yet. Needs a good cleaning and oiling. The barrel was very badly pitted on the outside surface metal. Looks like it's been through hell.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 12:15:10 PM EST
Nice uncut op-rod and wartime barrel.

You could probably sell the op-rod for almost half of what you paid for the rifle and get an H&R replacement easily.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 6:14:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By svt40:
Nice uncut op-rod and wartime barrel.

You could probably sell the op-rod for almost half of what you paid for the rifle and get an H&R replacement easily.
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Was just getting read to say the same thing. DON'T Shoot it much...those uncut rods would fail at the sharp corner, leading to the "Cut" design as a fix, and later the generous radius relief on the later versions.

You have what looks like a lot of war time parts and could probably make some $$$ on to almost pay for another one. Even the stock is a nice piece of wood. Its been through refurb (RIA over EB) at Rock Island and went through inspection. Given the rack number on the bottom of the stock, and mix of WWII and post-war parts almost makes me wonder if it was refurbed during the Korean war. That's a fairly early HRA serial number from the first batch of production.
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Was just getting read to say the same thing. DON'T Shoot it much...those uncut rods would fail at the sharp corner, leading to the "Cut" design as a fix, and later the generous radius relief on the later versions.

You have what looks like a lot of war time parts and could probably make some $ on to almost pay for another one. Even the stock is a nice piece of wood. Its been through refurb (RIA over EB) at Rock Island and went through inspection. Given the rack number on the bottom of the stock, and mix of WWII and post-war parts almost makes me wonder if it was refurbed during the Korean war. That's a fairly early HRA serial number from the first batch of production.
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Originally Posted By svt40:
Nice uncut op-rod and wartime barrel.

You could probably sell the op-rod for almost half of what you paid for the rifle and get an H&R replacement easily.



Was just getting read to say the same thing. DON'T Shoot it much...those uncut rods would fail at the sharp corner, leading to the "Cut" design as a fix, and later the generous radius relief on the later versions.

You have what looks like a lot of war time parts and could probably make some $ on to almost pay for another one. Even the stock is a nice piece of wood. Its been through refurb (RIA over EB) at Rock Island and went through inspection. Given the rack number on the bottom of the stock, and mix of WWII and post-war parts almost makes me wonder if it was refurbed during the Korean war. That's a fairly early HRA serial number from the first batch of production.


Thanks for the info. My uncle was wounded in Korea and received a purple heart. Wish I could talk to him about it but he's no longer with us.

The side of the reciever and the barrel have A LOT of exterior wear and tear. Would not be surprised if this one saw combat or at least some of the parts did. The stock does look in excellent shape despite a few gouge marks.

Are other OP rods just drop-in? Or do they need fitting?
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Originally Posted By Tankdawg0057:


Thanks for the info. My uncle was wounded in Korea and received a purple heart. Wish I could talk to him about it but he's no longer with us.

The side of the reciever and the barrel have A LOT of exterior wear and tear. Would not be surprised if this one saw combat or at least some of the parts did. The stock does look in excellent shape despite a few gouge marks.

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They are interchangeable, and typically the later op-rods are a bit better as they aren't as worn. I would suggest getting on the CMP forums and browsing a bit their and seeing if you could get a fair appraisal and perhaps make a deal. You also appear to have a WWII trigger guard, and perhaps many of the parts in it are also WWII era. The trigger spring looks to be WWII as it has the "ears" on the plunger. Would have to look at drawings on other parts to confirm.

I have a 1943 Springfield with similar parts that has been "forced" correct as I've added a few of the missing parts here and there, including a "cut" oprod. As you mentioned, it has a lot of wear and a little pitting under the woodline. Pretty good bet it was used in combat or at least was in theatre at some point in time.
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I think you did well. I would love to have an HRA.

I'm waiting for my fake Hawaiian birth certificate to arrive, and when it does I will try to get an HRA from the CMP
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:06:59 AM EST
Early HRA's did use some SA parts but yours is a mixture and not original.
Op rod isnt worth that much but maybe couple hundred$$ depending if its flat or curved. What interests me is the stock, it has characteristics of a IHC Stock. Remove the stock, is there anything stamped in the barrel channel?
May sure to properly grease her before firing, rifle looks dry. No need to buy so called high tech gun grease in little tubes. Automotive wheel bearing grease is cheap and is overkill to lube and protect the Garand
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 2:21:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By svt40:
Nice uncut op-rod and wartime barrel.

You could probably sell the op-rod for almost half of what you paid for the rifle and get an H&R replacement easily.
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ORLY? I have an un-cut op rod taking up space in my closet. Might be a good time to get rid of it!
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:57:48 PM EST
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I think you may have hit the lotto on the stock. Barrel channel pics please..
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Originally Posted By M1G:
Early HRA's did use some SA parts but yours is a mixture and not original.
Op rod isnt worth that much but maybe couple hundred$ depending if its flat or curved. What interests me is the stock, it has characteristics of a IHC Stock. Remove the stock, is there anything stamped in the barrel channel?
May sure to properly grease her before firing, rifle looks dry. No need to buy so called high tech gun grease in little tubes. Automotive wheel bearing grease is cheap and is overkill to lube and protect the Garand
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Ditto this on the lube section.  DO NOT RUN DRY!!!
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Originally Posted By M4_man_223:
I think you may have hit the lotto on the stock. Barrel channel pics please..
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It'll be a few days. I work away from home
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:46:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tankdawg0057:

Not yet. Needs a good cleaning and oiling. The barrel was very badly pitted on the outside surface metal. Looks like it's been through hell.
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Originally Posted By Tankdawg0057:
Originally Posted By Sinister:
Shot it yet? <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

Not yet. Needs a good cleaning and oiling. The barrel was very badly pitted on the outside surface metal. Looks like it's been through hell.


Congrats on your HRA M1.

Maybe I missed it, but what grade is it supposed to be? FG, SG?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:33:27 PM EST
Lucky! Nice rifle, still wantingr an Hra and a Winchester.
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