M1 Garand Talk The M1 Garand - General Posting

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-04-2012, 17:57   #1
Registered Member
Points: 192, Level: 3 Points: 192, Level: 3 Points: 192, Level: 3
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
why is my barrel so long

just got this from an estate from my uncle in law and I am wondering why the barrel doesn't look right. Barrel is 21 1/2 inches long. barrel is marked sa 5-41 with an L and a K marked on barrel.
Attached Thumbnails
why is my barrel so long-imag0028.jpg  
eggysvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 18:20   #2
Odd Pachyderm thingy
Points: 13,533, Level: 75 Points: 13,533, Level: 75 Points: 13,533, Level: 75
Activity: 14.4% Activity: 14.4% Activity: 14.4%
Last Achievements
 
Mr. Snuffalupagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: someplace sunny
Posts: 1,296
Originally Posted by eggysvt View Post
just got this from an estate from my uncle in law and I am wondering why the barrel doesn't look right. Barrel is 21 1/2 inches long. barrel is marked sa 5-41 with an L and a K marked on barrel.

it's missing the forward section of stock, and if the barrel is 21" long - then someone lopped 3" off the standard barrel length. that does not appear to be the standard front sight... and the bayonet lug is missing.


looks like someone "sporterized" it
__________________
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Mr. Snuffalupagus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 18:38   #3
Registered Member
Points: 192, Level: 3 Points: 192, Level: 3 Points: 192, Level: 3
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
thats what I was thinking but didn't know for sure, guess ill be ordering a barrel then and putting it back to correct specs. I have nothing in it so it will be worth it in the end thanks
eggysvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 19:35   #4
Odd Pachyderm thingy
Points: 13,533, Level: 75 Points: 13,533, Level: 75 Points: 13,533, Level: 75
Activity: 14.4% Activity: 14.4% Activity: 14.4%
Last Achievements
 
Mr. Snuffalupagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: someplace sunny
Posts: 1,296
Originally Posted by eggysvt View Post
thats what I was thinking but didn't know for sure, guess ill be ordering a barrel then and putting it back to correct specs. I have nothing in it so it will be worth it in the end thanks

I'm definitely not a M1 expert by any means - you might want to make sure it's not some sort of special rifle before you go and change anything.


also if it shoots well... why change it?

original spec M1s are everywhere - it's not like they are some sort of uber rare piece.
just my .02, if it's indeed out of spec, but it shoots well - just enjoy as is.
returning it to spec won't make you a whole helluva lot later if you wanted to sell it IMHO.
__________________
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Mr. Snuffalupagus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 02:27   #5
Full Member
Points: 11,699, Level: 71 Points: 11,699, Level: 71 Points: 11,699, Level: 71
Activity: 3.0% Activity: 3.0% Activity: 3.0%
Last Achievements
 
Tailgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Whittemore, Michigan
Posts: 1,277
Originally Posted by Mr. Snuffalupagus View Post
it's missing the forward section of stock, and if the barrel is 21" long - then someone lopped 3" off the standard barrel length. that does not appear to be the standard front sight... and the bayonet lug is missing.


looks like someone "sporterized" it
Not to mention that the gas tube and op-rod have been shortened (along with the corresponding re-location of the gas port).
Tailgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 13:48   #6
Full Member
Points: 6,369, Level: 52 Points: 6,369, Level: 52 Points: 6,369, Level: 52
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
MOUNTAIN WILLIAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cottonwood AZ
Posts: 102
Sounds like the perfect candidate for a sweet Tanker conversion to me.
__________________
"Let's Roll" Todd Beamer United Flight 93
MOUNTAIN WILLIAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 18:47   #7
Full Member
Points: 4,561, Level: 43 Points: 4,561, Level: 43 Points: 4,561, Level: 43
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Princeton IN
Posts: 450
Originally Posted by Mr. Snuffalupagus View Post
I'm definitely not a M1 expert by any means - you might want to make sure it's not some sort of special rifle before you go and change anything.


also if it shoots well... why change it?

original spec M1s are everywhere - it's not like they are some sort of uber rare piece.
just my .02, if it's indeed out of spec, but it shoots well - just enjoy as is.
returning it to spec won't make you a whole helluva lot later if you wanted to sell it IMHO.
Might had been a tanker gun
AABEAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 00:07   #8
Full Member
Points: 1,668, Level: 23 Points: 1,668, Level: 23 Points: 1,668, Level: 23
Activity: 0.9% Activity: 0.9% Activity: 0.9%
Last Achievements
 
Model06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: VA
Posts: 35
Originally Posted by eggysvt View Post
just got this from an estate from my uncle in law and I am wondering why the barrel doesn't look right. Barrel is 21 1/2 inches long. barrel is marked sa 5-41 with an L and a K marked on barrel.
I think the SA means it is a Springfield Armory barrel and 5-41 may indicate the month and year of manufacture. As others pointed out, it has probably been sporterized. You might want to find a good Garand specialist to check it out and see what other mods might have been made to it.
Model06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 09:21   #9
Full Member
Points: 1,314, Level: 20 Points: 1,314, Level: 20 Points: 1,314, Level: 20
Activity: 25.5% Activity: 25.5% Activity: 25.5%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: little hut in the woods, Blue River Wisconsin
Posts: 346
Originally Posted by eggysvt View Post
just got this from an estate from my uncle in law and I am wondering why the barrel doesn't look right. Barrel is 21 1/2 inches long. barrel is marked sa 5-41 with an L and a K marked on barrel.
I concur with previous posters, it was turned into a hunting gun and it looks pretty nice in the picture, I wouldn't change it but shoot it for what it is. Your marking indicates it was made in the same place but a month before mine. Springfield Armory may 1941.

It is not a tanker gun, the T26 had its own look and was not just for tanks but jungle fighting.

old grump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 00:17   #10
Full Member
Points: 2,156, Level: 28 Points: 2,156, Level: 28 Points: 2,156, Level: 28
Activity: 13.0% Activity: 13.0% Activity: 13.0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 372
yes, its a model thats been "chopped and bobbed".
LunaticFringeInc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 09:07   #11
Full Member
Points: 4,561, Level: 43 Points: 4,561, Level: 43 Points: 4,561, Level: 43
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Princeton IN
Posts: 450
I would keep it like it is and shot it. This way you will enjoy it more.
AABEAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 10:40   #12
Full Member
Points: 3,056, Level: 34 Points: 3,056, Level: 34 Points: 3,056, Level: 34
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
LavaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 11
The floor plate of the trigger housing has apparently also been cut, bent, and welded. If any of you would like to know all of what was done to that sporterized M1, visit my MediaFire shared eBooks folder and download "The M1 as a Sporter - Olson & Zehm.pdf".
__________________
Appleseed Project: Where marksmanship meets history and the heritage begins.
Revolutionary War Veterans Association
Paying Tribute To April 19, 1775 Through Awareness, Learning & Marksmanship.
LavaTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 18:35   #13
Full Member
Points: 116, Level: 2 Points: 116, Level: 2 Points: 116, Level: 2
Activity: 1.7% Activity: 1.7% Activity: 1.7%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9
I could cry! I've been looking for a Springfield Armory barrel with the Military Armoror's inspectors marks to replace my barrel. Could it have been a grenade launcher?
FMPeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 18:05   #14
Full Member
Points: 15,756, Level: 80 Points: 15,756, Level: 80 Points: 15,756, Level: 80
Activity: 3.0% Activity: 3.0% Activity: 3.0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,589
I could not get your pictures but a 5-41 barrel is PRE WWII and would of been worth some serious money. I know sporterizing military rifles was big in the 1960's but the value went to zero as soon as it was altered. What is the serial number on the receiver? kwg
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 21:26.
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