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Posted: 1/31/2002 5:22:55 PM EDT
I have a Springfield M1 that was made in jan 1941, but the barrel is dated 1953. is this common. how can i tell who makes the barrel or if it is an import. ....and where could i get a barrel made in the 40s. thanks
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 5:29:26 PM EDT
This is probably an armory upgrade with GI parts. I don't remember for sure where the maker is marked as I am out of the country and can't get my hands on my Garands, but who made it should be right near the date that you see on the barrel.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 5:39:12 PM EDT
correction on the barrel. it says" S.A. 11-51 on the barrel. thanks
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 5:43:13 PM EDT
It's very common for WW2 rifles to have post Korean War barrels. They went through arsenal rebuilds several times. These guys are M-1 gurus. Go here: [URL][/URL] and here: [URL]http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/garand/garand.pl[/URL]
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