M1 Gallery Post your pictures of your M1 rifle here. Event photos welcome as well. Use one THREAD per forum member or event, or rifle, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2012, 21:03   #1
Registered Member
Points: 68, Level: 1 Points: 68, Level: 1 Points: 68, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
Cool Newly Acquired National Match M1 Garand

Greetings,

I just received the 2nd of two rifles that were given to me following the passing of my father-in-law. The first was a National Match M1A (9102) brand new in the box (blessed ) and now I just picked up the second rifle which is a National Match M1 Garand which obviously is NOT brand new in the box . Anyways, I'm slowly learning about the rifle and did a basic serial number search since Springfields database doesn't cover rifles built that far back. I had heard that there is a company who can do a full serial number history search of the rifle to tell you just about everything you would ever want to know but I don't know who it is. The rifle means alot to me since it is really the only thing I have left to remember him and I would like to know as much about its history as I can. Additionally, I would like to know who did the National Match build on the rifle Springfield or the U.S. Military and which branch.

I have looked at just about every reference I can about the production year etc. but finding information on the NM Version of the M1 Garand is far more challenging than I would of thought.

Lastly, the stock shows a little bit of wear from hand placement but the rest looks amazingly good. Would any of you suggest using some BLO and 0000 Steel Wool to clean it up or just leave it as is?

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

Rafterman
Rafterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 21:19   #2
I have no use for sarcasm
Points: 17,096, Level: 83 Points: 17,096, Level: 83 Points: 17,096, Level: 83
Activity: 2.7% Activity: 2.7% Activity: 2.7%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Here
Posts: 1,932
when will people learn

<--shakes head.....

if you really wanna gloat.. post pictures we can all drool over
__________________
Originally Posted by usmc
"I don't know your age or your mental capacity"
whofarted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 21:29   #3
Registered Member
Points: 68, Level: 1 Points: 68, Level: 1 Points: 68, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by whofarted View Post
when will people learn

<--shakes head.....

if you really wanna gloat.. post pictures we can all drool over
Sorry, just arrived at work with the rifle and haven't had time...sorry!! Will post pics tomorrow if possible (working mids with the Feds).
Rafterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 23:16   #4
Full Member
Points: 16,691, Level: 82 Points: 16,691, Level: 82 Points: 16,691, Level: 82
Activity: 8.2% Activity: 8.2% Activity: 8.2%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,641
Go here. kwg

The Garand Collectors Association Evolution of National Match Rifles ? Springfield Armory Production
kwg020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:28.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
All information is copyright by Perfectunion.com unless already under copyright.

This site is Gunny Approved