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blano86
09-17-2009, 8:51 PM
I just got this bad boy in the mail a week ago. And the first shot at a cement pipe that was in the river was great, pieces flew all over the place and like 20ft into the air. Anyways the date on the barrel is 2-55. Is that the correct date for the serial number? And is the stock also original for this post korea garand. The only non SA marked part is the trigger housing but the rest is SA not bad for a service Grade!
Thanks ahead for input.

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galekowitz
09-17-2009, 9:27 PM
Its definately post war. It falls into serial number range 5278246 through 5488246. The last production line garand was made in May 1957. So that being said the barrel could be original.

TRICKSTER
09-17-2009, 9:49 PM
Hope you are referring to a piece of scrap concrete pipe and not an irrigation or drainage pipe.:eek:

ColdDeadHands1
09-17-2009, 11:34 PM
Your receiver was made in 1954.

Go here to see:
http://armscollectors.com/sn/usmildates.htm

You can check dates on your other parts here:
http://battlerifle0.tripod.com/

M1A Rifleman
09-18-2009, 8:38 AM
Nice rifle, but whats the story with the blood stained Nazi flag in the background?

With no mention about why the flag implys .........:confused:

kj
09-18-2009, 9:21 PM
Looks like an HRA stock to me. Nice.