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    X Mark on Recever Ring

    Looking for any Garandicon serial numbers that have an "X" stamped on the receiver ring they are very faint as it was done post production.

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    Here's the "X" on the other end of the number.
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    There is a great article in this month's GCAicon magazine about an "x" marked Garandicon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singer B View Post
    There is a great article in this month's GCAicon magazine about an "x" marked Garand.

    Thanks Singer B, that's my article. The X marked rifles were the last bunch of Garands ever made. Springfield had a bunch of National Match parts but no barrels. However they knew that 2000 or so were produced and they went on a search to find them. Lo and behold they turned up at one of the East Coast Depots in New York I think. Anyway they assigned block 6000001 to 6001999 and to prevent a duplication of serial numbers and the X prefix assigned. When the last X marked barrel was finished SN 60019?? was completed, Springfield went into M-14 production the next day. The "X rated" rifles are the rarest sub group of M1icon Garands ever made. I found 6001268 on GI about a year ago. Browning's X suffix rifle is not part of the group and was possibly a duplicate serial number and it would be interesting to find out more about it. Here are some pictures of my rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakorick View Post
    Thanks Singer B, that's my article. The X marked rifles were the last bunch of Garands ever made. Springfield had a bunch of National Match parts but no barrels. However they knew that 2000 or so were produced and they went on a search to find them. Lo and behold they turned up at one of the East Coast Depots in New York I think. Anyway they assigned block 6000001 to 6001999 and to prevent a duplication of serial numbers and the X prefix assigned. When the last X marked barrel was finished SN 60019?? was completed, Springfield went into M-14 production the next day. The "X rated" rifles are the rarest sub group of M1icon Garands ever made. I found 6001268 on GI about a year ago. Browning's X suffix rifle is not part of the group and was possibly a duplicate serial number and it would be interesting to find out more about it. Here are some pictures of my rifle.
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    You wrote a great article!!

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    You are very kind, sir. Thanks, Rick.

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    The X stamp I am looking for is on the receiver ring. I had shown this rifle to Scott Duff (2006) and he indicated that he had seen the mark before but had no idea what it represented. Have a theory but need more data points.

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