G&R Tactical
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: My son's New M1 Garand

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    58
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)

    My son's New M1 Garand

    Here are some pictures of an M1 Garand that my son Tom purchased. Please note in the pictures there is a lot of dried cosmoline all over this M1 that looks like dirt or rust, it isn’t.

    Tom saw this M1 advertised as a WWII M1 Garand and quickly realized it was a Pre-WWII M1 Garand that became a Lend Lease M1. He quickly purchased it. The serial number of 321938 puts its manufacture date in July of 1941. It appears to me as all original and even has some red paint on the stock.

    This was a Great Find. Tom now has an Early Correct Winchester M1 Garand and a Lend Lease M1 Garand. Maybe when I move on he will get one of my Lend Lease Garands.






















    +++

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    58
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Some Additional Pictures:
















  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    68
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    That is a magnificent rifle. Great find.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,705
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    How do you know it was a Lend Lease rifle?
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

    كافر

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,096
    Feedback Score
    7 (100%)
    To ID a Lend Lease you have to look for tells, 1941 SN, early parts (they never went through rebuilds) British proofs and markings on barrel under op-rod, both the hammerspring housing and the op-rod catch should be in the white and traces of red paint on the front handguard. In 1941 SA made 152,000 Garands, only 38,001 were sent to England as lend-lease but I don't think there is any sort of SN list.
    Last edited by mack7.62; 09-05-19 at 00:39.
    “The Trump Doctrine is ‘We’re America, Bitch.’ That’s the Trump Doctrine.”

    "He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,705
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by mack7.62 View Post
    To ID a Lend Lease you have to look for tells, 1941 SN, early parts (they never went through rebuilds) British proofs and markings on barrel under op-rod, both the hammerspring housing and the op-rod catch should be in the white and traces of red paint on the front handguard. In 1941 SA made 152,000 Garands, only 38,001 were sent to England as lend-lease but I don't think there is any sort of SN list.
    I have an Novermber 1940 date, SN 90XXX, unmolested with lockbars, milled trigger group, etc. But no British proof marks on an otherwise correct gun.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

    كافر

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    P-ville Iowa
    Posts
    244
    Feedback Score
    0
    This thread is kick ass, & the pics are amazing!! Beautiful rifle!! Thank you for sharing it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,170
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by md66948 View Post
    What do these stock markings mean?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    58
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bret View Post
    What do these stock markings mean?
    I have no idea. They appear to be very old and maybe done when the M1 was in England.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,024
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    Awesome. The other day at the range somebody had one. All the M4s at the firing line treated it with respect bordering on reverence.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •