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M1 Garand / M1A / M-14 Thread

Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by mr_ouija, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Perplexed

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    That is most interesting! I hadn't heard of these cards before, so thanks for posting the pics and info about them. As you pointed out, those M1's are the earliest ones so the cards likely were produced before WW2. Nice attention to detail in the cards, and it's interesting the soldiers are wearing the M1917 helmet - and are shooting the rifles with their thumbs on the same side of the stock as their fingers :wink2:
     
  2. coolhandluke

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    Yes...definitely pre-American entry into WWII. The cards were produced in 1939 shortly before the changeover from the gas trap model in 1940. In case you're interested, I just sent you a pm with a link to the only other card that I have been able to locate for sale. It is the Gum Inc. American release, but it isn't in quite as good condition.
     
  3. Perplexed

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    Just got around to installing this post-war SA stock on a SA mixmaster, and decided to snap some pics of the subtle tiger-striping in the stock. It's more evident in person, and has an almost holographic quality when you shift your angle of view. That's my goal now - to find M1's, M96's, and K31's with tiger-striped stocks :wink2:

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    that is very nice.
     
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    That's a good looking rifle. Love the stock!
     
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    Thanks! My buddy who builds up M1's out of parts fortunately is not thrilled by stripey stocks, so he pulled it off a M1 he'd had on his table for sale, and sold it to me. I've since returned the favor by selling him a couple hard-to-find parts :)
     
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    C'mon guys, we need more pics! Can't let the poodle shooting crowd have all the fun....
     
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    OK, here's a couple. The WRA/GHD, crossed-cannons, and RA-P (arsenal rebuild) cartouches on the stock of my 95% correct 1943 WRA M1 Garand; the stock was in "as received" condition and was since cleaned up. This was a correction project on a WRA/WRA M1 that I got from the CMP two years ago; took me the better part of a year to get the correct parts including an uncut WRA op rod. Note the WRA-marked safety and lead-dipped receiver.

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    The correct WRA lock-bar rear sight set on the same rifle. Note the open arrowheads and machining marks on the windage knob, and the rounded ends on the lock-bar, all characteristic of mid-war WRA production.

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    And the uncut WRA op rod. This is what took me the longest time to find, and I was lucky to come across it at a Wanenmacher show, buried in a pile of op rods. I just about had a coronary when I unearthed it :shocked: Note the circular WRA proof mark on the barrel, just aft of where the barrel narrows down, and the correct follower rod (short-fork, not visible).

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    I can't wait to own one of these
     
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    All I have to add to the M1 thread so I threw a carbine in also;
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