View Full Version : Scrubbed receiver Garand.
06-05-2010, 07:33 PM
There is a Garand in a local shop that has the model and maker stamping removed. The SN# is suspect as well...it might have an added number..starts with 6. The right front leg is D2829135...no SA mark there. I think it is Springfield but they are thinking IHC..but that might be because the bolt is IHC. For some strange reason they have this rifle priced at over $800. Any clues as to the timeline and armory using the above mentioned drawing number?
06-05-2010, 08:16 PM
Springfield drawing #. Early 3 to late 3 mil range. Mid '44 to mid '45. Something like that.
Mark in Rochester
06-05-2010, 09:28 PM
first thought is a factory display rifle with SN added
06-05-2010, 09:48 PM
There are striations on the area where the wording used to be and under the SN#.
06-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Maybe S/N was scrubbed because it's a re-weld?
06-06-2010, 12:30 PM
The reason doesn't really matter to the fellas with the bulges in the cheap suits. Possession should be good for 5 years in the stockade at Eglin AFB, or some other equality desirable vacation spot.
06-07-2010, 08:50 AM
May be a CAI or another after market that someone had serial numbers put on. Without pictures we cannot tell. Rick B
The point here is that CMP has rifles that are beyond question original and untouched (at least as far as scrubbing serials). Get in contact with them, qualify yourself and order up whatever your heart desires and your pocketbook can afford.
For $800 good dollars you can (almost) own a newly stocked, reparked receiver with an original barrel and tuning done by CMP's own armorers. Or for another $200 you can have a new barrel on the same kind of assembly. For $1100 you can get a brand-spanking new Garand in "correct" grade (better or just as good as the old collector grade) and finally for $1500 you can have a real M1D from CMP. There are also some woodless rifles if you can restock one or field grades which are very nice rifles as well.
At any rate, don't take a chance on an unknown and then have to spend time and effort to make it right.
Incidentally, your rifle is likely a Century import from Caspian Arms (receiver maker). These weren't marked on the heel and cause some confusion among buyers. Cast receiver that is really a parts donor quality rifle. These were built on old Dane rifles that could not be imported due to their military status, so they were junked out and their parts reassembled stateside on new cast receivers. Worth about $400 at most.
06-07-2010, 12:36 PM
I just took the info to the shop. It is not a welded receiver or a cast receiver..I inspected it closely. The striations are not very deep but indicate that all of the original info has been removed. The new SN# is 6.5 mil and the font does not look correct. The letters are too skinny or thin. The area on the right front leg where the drawing number is located does not appear to have been messed with. I think this garand went AWOL and someone did not want to end up in the stockade, figuratively speaking. The point is that I am not interested in this Garand..just interested in its origins.
08-30-2010, 05:46 PM
While serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, I was stationed at Camp Pendleton,Ca. Once a month a "Hit List" of missing weapons was listed on ALL bulletin boards by the Provost Marshall; M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, 45 Cal. Pistols. They simply disappeared.?? Mike
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