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    Serial # 7 million .308 Springfield Garand

    Got an oddball here. serial number 70006xx Garandicon. No stock markings I can find. Stock is walnut but looks almost new.
    Receiver markings all look standard except there is a trademark symbol (T in a circle) after Springfield Armory.
    Kicker is; the barrel has no date. Only 308 stamp. Assuming this was manufactured by the Genesco IL Springfield and in 308 caliber.
    Anyone know anything about this? Thoughts?

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    You are right, it was made by Springfield Armory Inc., Genesco, IL. They used a serial number series starting in the seven million range. Mine is a higher number than yours, 7005XXX. The nice folks at SAI said mine was made in May of 1982. The drawing number info on mine is 'MLF D 28291 32'. The receivers are investment cast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwick57 View Post
    there is a trademark symbol (T in a circle) after Springfield Armory.
    As Tom says, yes. I too have handled these and replace parts so they will work correctly. Mostly you find NOS parts installed. Many don't like the investment cast receivers but I haven't seen one break around here yet. Mind you we don't have many of THOSE here...
    Regards, Jim

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    Thanks for the information. Love the “THOSE” comment. What does NOS mean? Also, are the examples you own or have handled 308 or 30-06? If 308, are there markings other than on the barrel that I’m overlooking?
    Thanks again.

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    "New Old Stock"; that means, they were made for the US military, for use as replacement parts.

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    Thanks!

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    Both calibers are here, the last one was a 30-06 for clarity....308s are here too. Mostly old WW2 rifles though. Any that are .308 should be so marked...
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    Thanks again to all for the information.

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