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thisismyboomstick
09-07-2007, 10:47 PM
I have about a half dozen M1 rifles but I think this is the coolest one. Not only is it a Pearl Harbor rifle but the serial number is 416K on the dot. I've switched the beech rear HG for a walnut one that matches better since these photos were taken.
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/thisismyboomstick/Rifles/Garands/416K/4-14M1s018.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/thisismyboomstick/Rifles/Garands/416K/4-14M1s023.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/thisismyboomstick/Rifles/Garands/416K/4-14M1s013.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/thisismyboomstick/Rifles/Garands/416K/4-14M1s021.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/thisismyboomstick/Rifles/Garands/416K/4-14M1s012.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/thisismyboomstick/Rifles/Garands/416K/4-14M1s016.jpg

metalhead357
09-08-2007, 3:22 PM
nice looking gal! might need some BLO or LO on that stock...or is the flash playing havoc?

mrsr71
09-08-2007, 4:01 PM
nice looking gal! might need some BLO or LO on that stock...or is the flash playing havoc?

OK- what's BLO or LO? Inquiring minds want to know.

Fjold
09-08-2007, 4:04 PM
BLO = Boiled Linseed Oil
LO = Linseed Oil

metalhead357
09-08-2007, 4:05 PM
OK- what's BLO or LO? Inquiring minds want to know.


Boiled Linseed oil, or Linseed oil.

I guess I coulda mentioned TO...... Tung oil too.

All work well, all have thier quirks about show&shine and ease/difficulty of application and dry time.

But IIRC the *true* mil spec finish was usually LO for the later garands.

thisismyboomstick
09-08-2007, 5:25 PM
It was still a work in progress when those photos were taken. I had sweated as much of the nasty grease and cosmoline out of that stock as I could and didn't put anything on it until I found a rear hg to match up with the stock and front hg. The wood was pretty dry when I took those pictures. It now has a few coats of BLO on it and a walnut rear hg.

Boomer1961
09-23-2007, 5:59 PM
What is a pearl harbor rifle (like was it there shooting at jap planes and how do you prove it)?

.....and what is the significance of the serial number.....416K on the dot...

I am just curios...:confused:

metalhead357
09-23-2007, 6:55 PM
What is a pearl harbor rifle (like was it there shooting at jap planes and how do you prove it)?

.....and what is the significance of the serial number.....416K on the dot...

I am just curios...:confused:


SOME guns can/do have "papers" or at least a paper trail saying which company/ even platoon got which batch of guns. I dunno what the range is for guns on/at Pearl harbor but you can be assured there was SOME guns there;)............ But as for the NAVY having Garands at pearl......... that would take some research and simply outta my memory bank:chris:

thisismyboomstick
09-23-2007, 9:28 PM
A lot of people refer to any rifle manufactured in Dec of 1941 as a "Pearl Harbor rifle". I think mine was manufactured mid month so there's no way it was there. I do remember a guy who received a low number 1903 earlier this year that had documentation that it was salvaged from a ship that was sunk at Pearl Harbor.