there is a garand for sale that has little info on the receiver. for most garands, the manuf data and s/n markings are on the back behind the rear sight housing from what i have seen, but this garand has markings on the left side of the receiver near the clip release button. the marking are as follows.
M-1 rifle cal. 30-06
made in the usa by C.A.I. ST. ALBANS VT
it looks like the s/n is M1 03037
the bolt carrier has the markings of
S-8 or B7 with either a diamond shape, or a poor attempt of a 0.
the barrel marking of course dont mean its the original barrel, especialy since the riflings are good and extend all the way to the end of the muzzle, but the markings are as follows.
D 6535448 with what would possibly be the manuf date of 12-59 284
then it has a DK with a crown above the dk and the a M and above the M is a circle with KOA in the circle.
behind the D6535448 towards the receiver, it has another crown with what looks to VAR or WAR below the crown.
can any one tell me anything about this weapon, other than it is a garand? i have never heard of this manuf company and i almost bought a federal ord. reciever garand till i did some research and found that those weapons were imports and possibly had the reciver or barrel cut in order to meet BATF standards for import. i do not wann get burned or have to buy a ner receiver and barrel just to make this weapon safe and functional.
any help will be greatly appriciated. if you would rather speak over the phone, my number is 936-366-3024 or i can email pics, but do not know how to post pics on here yet.
thank you in advance