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Garand serial #

jonkjonk Member Posts: 10,121
edited October 2008 in Ask the Experts
I bought a CMP Danish issue with a Springfield reciever awhile back. Serial is 413xxx. Am I correct in believing this is a prewar reciever? Thanks.


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  • XracerXracer Member Posts: 1,990
    edited November -1
    The serial # indicates the your receiver was made at the Springfield Armory in December, pre-war or wartime depends on whether it was made before or after the 8th of December.
  • SG&A , INC.SG&A , INC. Member Posts: 88 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Xracer thanks for that link showing all the ser.#'s.

  • non mortuusnon mortuus Member Posts: 649 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    So is it possiable to find a DOM for Post-World War II garands?
  • asopasop Member Posts: 8,693 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Grips try "gunpartscorp" Garand info try "odcmp", "" or "armscollectors".
  • Emmett DunhamEmmett Dunham Member Posts: 1,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Springfield Armory historical web site has a listing of dates of manugacture.

  • jimthompson502002jimthompson502002 Member Posts: 96 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Dates of manufacture for postwar Garands, especially from
    IHC, who was basically not very well organized, are around,
    but they are not particularly reliable, since there was no
    pressure to keep the same kinds of records. This is explained
    in all the major works on the rifle. Indeed, I have seen
    all original, untampered with, untouched rifles whose barrels
    bore considerably later dates than what is show in the books.
    One also has to remember, those are ONLY contract delivery dates,
    and apply ONLY to receivers, the exceptions and footnote are probably MUCH more vital than the dates themselves. And moreover,
    a lot of this date-chasing is ridiculous poppycock, anyway; and
    this is particularly so with postwar rifles, made to higher
    specifications, but not with the same urgency.
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