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Posted: 9/21/2004 9:47:35 AM EDT
I want to document it's history if possible. Has anyone else tried this?
It's a Springfield Armory model, built in 1943 ( I think ).
Any advice on how to do this?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:52:39 AM EDT
Lookup the serial # on any number of sites on the web. There's a good start. BTW there is an M1 forum in the armory.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:04:30 AM EDT
It would be difficult...

They're almost ALL parts guns. They'd take them COMPLETELY apart, clean and inspect parts and reassemble with no regard as to what is 'correct' for the receiver...

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:47:29 PM EDT
Unfortunately for us later owners, the military kept no records on where a rifle had BEEN.
All they cared about was, who had it NOW.

There are several sites on-line that have SOME information on a very FEW rifles that had something about their history that made them unusual.

Other than that, we can't even be sure as to when a rifle left the factory much closer than a probable month. There's no way to even determine where a rifle was shipped to from the factory.

Again, the military had ZERO interest in a rifles whereabouts other than who was responsible for it at the time.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:23:21 PM EDT
Springfield Research Center, put your serial # in here, it may show up.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:42:10 AM EDT
Thanks for the input guys. I found a great website for the serial # info:

There are alot of forums on the homepage as well

Thanks again guys!

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