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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/3/2001 7:06:52 AM EST
I mentioned yesterday about a very fine SA M1 that I had located. I finally had a chance to fondle it today and here is what I found. SA receiver ser# 5963xxx w/ SA barrel dated 12-51. Stamped Trigger guard NM operating rod NM rear sights Orig Parkerizing SA Bolt SA Trigger group housing Best muzzle condition I have ever seen Not an import I know the serial # range is post Korean war 1950s production but it is pushing right at 6 million and appears to fall into the Type 1 National Match range although I did not notice a NM on the barrel. My Bruce Canfeilds M1 guide shows an example of a NM receiver w/ # 6099032 and states that the NM rifles serial numbers began in the 5,800,000s w/ barrel dates from 1953 to 1957 and are Type 1 rifles. Why would this rifle have a barrell dated 12-51? Maybe I looked at it wrong or something? At any rate. That is the rifle in a nutshell. Super nice, NM receiver, NM sights and NM OP rod. Basically all SA w/ original stock although no cartouche could be found. Is $1150.00 too high or about right?
Link Posted: 8/3/2001 7:17:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/3/2001 7:33:28 AM EST
Original Type 1 NM Rifles only had the NM stamped on the barrel. The Type II had the op-rod , barrel and sights stamped. Also Type II's were glass bedded and the last four digits of the serial number were painted on the floorplate of the trigger assembly. Rifle sounds like a older DCM rebuild. My DCM came through with NM op-rod and rear sight. They used whatever parts were available to rebuild therm to be sold through the program at that time. Lastly I would never but a NM rifle without the government paperwork. Sounds like a handsome SHOOTER to me.
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