This story will give you the answer to how many "Tankers" T-26's were built by Ordnance. You will notice one other thing. That's Ordnance T-26's have NO FRONT HAND GUARD.
There are more files on this subject. However to "SEE" the entire data you will need two things. One is my Books and the other a history book. The history book shows what's going on from the early 1920's to the late 1939. As things happen in history Ordnance is moving trying to stay ahead.
I hope you find this data of some interest.
ps could use some hits guys
that's pretty cool i was curious as to how many "real" t-26 garands actually existed
Correspondence with William Atwater is cool in itself.
Good stuff Clancy.