Ads appearing here may reflect your recent Amazon browsing and Google searches. The D-17 is the heat lot of the metal used in the bolt. The circled 'P' went on the pistol grip halfway between the trigger guard and bottom. The upper stock has a shorter-radius curve going from the bottom of the pistol grip to the back of the floorplate area. That last character is a diamond, in case your browser can't handle.
I am partial to both, and basically have no preference. This was covered by the ferrule. Back in the day, the men in the field re-blackened their gas cylinders from time to time using smoke from a campfire, a candle, or a trusty Zippo. Modified with composition as given above under M1903 rifle. Navy at least into the 1970s. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark on the pistol grip. Springfield Armory left, Later Winchester right.
For the life of me I couldn't get a pic that showed the faint markings well so didn't include a pic. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark with serifs on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. During the process, its engineering staff received much-needed assistance from the Springfield Armory and the U. Horseshoe area differences on Post 1945 stocks. Additional Garand sources were sought to supplement the efforts of Springfield Armory, and inquiries were made with a number of civilian manufacturers regarding potential M1 production.
This change from what was a square corner reduced stress. Our goal is to be a friendly community that welcomes enthusiasts of all makes and models! It was used by Springfield from serial number 1 until about serial number 75,000. To help alleviate such shortages, a contract was given to the Marlin Firearms Co. Stamps applied to stock already finished. Stamps applied as part of the refinishing process.
Everything noted above is covered in all the valid scholarly literature. Harrison, despite a few errors, has about the best detail parts assortment info. Walnut is browner, birch is yellower. Serial numbers 80,000 to end of production, so any time after October 1940. Check some of the other threads in here for more data, by the way. Value would depend on the amount of other correct parts.
Looks to be a Korean War re-build. Also see for recording and analyzing M1 Garand parts. I had no problems after that, I just made sure the magazine was down all the way and have thumb gone! However, the changeover from M1 to M14 in the active-duty component of the U. I t sure makes it easier to talk about something when everyone is on the same page as far as the name of any given item. Accepted by the Ordnance Department The maker's mark and Ordnance wheel went on the left side of the stock below the back end of the receiver.
More rounded pistol grip area. This apparent anomaly can be explained because, contrary to what many people may believe, most military arms, including M1 rifles, were not assembled in sequential serial-number order. That business was unsuccessful, and then in 1974, the Illinois company was founded. During the Korean War, the same manufacturers produced roughly another 1. While several other nations, including Germany and the Soviet Union, fielded some semi-automatic and selective-fire rifles during the war, the United States was the only nation to arm its military primarily with a semi-automatic service rifle.
Stamp applied to stock already finished. I am subscribed to a couple of threads, and get e-mail notices. Everything matches on the rifle, including the stock. Again, before buying a serious rifle, invest in some literature books. As will be discussed, the assigned serial number blocks were not consecutive, as several blocks were set aside for M1 production by other contractors.