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Posted: 9/2/2004 2:03:41 PM EDT
It was built in October 1942. This rifle most likely saw action in WWII! How cool is that? I hope it killed a Nazi.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:11:46 PM EDT
Got a link?

and COOL DEAL....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:13:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:
Got a link?

and COOL DEAL....



Garand Serial Numbers
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:23:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 2:26:45 PM EDT by byron2112]
Sweet!

That's whats so cool about these old battle rifles.

I've got a Springfield M1 that's numbered around the first 400,000.

It's still got the original barrel marked 11-41....before Pearl harbor...too kewl!

Who knows what that rifles seen or where it's been?

Gives me goose bumps.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:23:46 PM EDT
Ahh, I allready have that site marked...

Sadly, they do not list a month for my SA, BUT it was in the last batch made by SA....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:25:16 PM EDT
Mine is September 1941...
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:27:07 PM EDT
All this talk about Garands makes me want one.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
It was built in October 1942. This rifle most likely saw action in WWII! How cool is that? I hope it killed a Nazi.




It very well may have, but then again it could have sat in some armory somewhere and never even saw a battle. Only the rifle knows, and it ain't talking. Unless..........


Check out this web site and you may get lucky:


www.armscollectors.com/srs.htm
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:31:12 PM EDT
The DCM/CMP Garands have been rebuilt many times, over the past years or so, and most of them don't have the original parts.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:33:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
The DCM/CMP Garands have been rebuilt many times, over the past years or so, and most of them don't have the original parts.



For sure. My SA Garand has an HAR bolt.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 3:40:09 PM EDT
Mine is a beautiful rifle made at Springfield Armory in Jan 1945.
The barrel says 1951.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 3:49:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sum-rifle:
Mine is a beautiful rifle made at Springfield Armory in Jan 1945.
The barrel says 1951.



My 1942 rifle was also rebarreled in 51.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:01:55 PM EDT
I have one with seven notches in the stock near the pistol grip. IIII - III
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:04:13 PM EDT
All of you Garand owners suck! (non-Garand owning pangea pouting)
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:04:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
I have one with seven notches in the stock near the pistol grip. IIII - III



Be sweet if those are kills
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:05:10 PM EDT
mine was made in oct '44, rearsenaled in june '65
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:07:02 PM EDT
Attn: Garand Collectors
Stop Bogarting all the GarandS!!!!

My FFL has at least 10 guys on a list to call if a Garand comes into his shop. And all these guys have at least 10 Garands. Let someone else take a chance at them.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:08:24 PM EDT
Ouch 1shott - you new sig line is painful!



One of my garands was built around the second week of December 1941 - right after Pearl Harbor, so I imagine the workers building it were filled with righteous anger!

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:11:29 PM EDT
Oct 1940 over here. S/N 73,xxx , rebarreled in '51.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:11:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Attn: Garand Collectors
Stop Bogarting all the GarandS!!!!

My FFL has at least 10 guys on a list to call if a Garand comes into his shop. And all these guys have at least 10 Garands. Let someone else take a chance at them.



three words: C M P
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:12:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nexus6:
Oct 1940 over here. S/N 73,xxx , rebarreled in '51.



'51 seems to be big year for rebarelling these rifles.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:14:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Ouch 1shott - you new sig line is painful!




The beer bill will be higher.....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:14:56 PM EDT
I got a Win-13 marked Winchester

One of the last Winchester Garands to leave the factory in '45
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:14:58 PM EDT
Great site with possibly issue info on individual serial numbers.

Click for military rifle ser. #'s
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:15:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:21:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
All of you Garand owners suck! (non-Garand owning pangea pouting)



you know you have a CMP membership card in your wallet. ORDER ONE ALREADY!!

mike



My Garand money is getting burned up on trips to B'ham for doctor visits and I might be having my back opened up soon.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:23:14 PM EDT
my SA garand is a pre-war rifle, it was built in september, 1940. It served in WW2 and after that was lent to the Danish army, where some dutch guy may have fondled it. It has a 5-digit serial #. My Winchester garand was made in the fall of 1943, and it also was used by the Danish army after serving in WW2.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:24:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Attn: Garand Collectors
Stop Bogarting all the GarandS!!!!

My FFL has at least 10 guys on a list to call if a Garand comes into his shop. And all these guys have at least 10 Garands. Let someone else take a chance at them.



There is absolutely no shortage of Garands. The CMP will sell you up to 8 per year.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cduarte:
my SA garand is a pre-war rifle, it was built in september, 1940. It served in WW2 and after that was lent to the Danish army, where some dutch guy may have fondled it. It has a 5-digit serial #. My Winchester garand was made in the fall of 1943, and it also was used by the Danish army after serving in WW2.




FYI, Danes are not Dutch.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:31:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 4:32:16 PM EDT by Pangea]

Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:

Originally Posted By cduarte:
my SA garand is a pre-war rifle, it was built in september, 1940. It served in WW2 and after that was lent to the Danish army, where some dutch guy may have fondled it. It has a 5-digit serial #. My Winchester garand was made in the fall of 1943, and it also was used by the Danish army after serving in WW2.




FYI, Danes are not Dutch.



They are on this site.

Sorry DK, I just had to.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:48:32 PM EDT
Just got my SA last month, built Aug of 41 and rebarreled in July of 44. If they could talk I am sure the war stories would be good. My father never talked much about his WW II experiences or about his bronze star or how he got the purple heart. But he did say he carried a tommy gun and came home on the Queen Mary after he was wounded in Germany. I think a lot of WW II vets considered their service a necessary job and then came home to raise families and get on with their lives. If you get a chance thank a vet for his service, doesn't matter if it was 60 years ago or last month, you all have done a fine job for your country.
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