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Old May 16th, 2018, 10:09 AM #1
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Brand new (to me) Garand

So it finally showed. Almost exactly 2 months to the day I put my application in the mail. Serial number low 5.6 million Garand. Harrington and Richardson Arms Company, early 1955 manufacture. Barrel is Springfield Armory 4/55 dated. Iíll post a few detail pictures later when I have the time. It does not look like the bolt SN matches to the receiver. So a total mixer, but a fine condition one!

2ME, 3+TE. Gas cylinder has most of the park worn off, but the barrel is pretty good and the rest of the parts show strong parkerization. No corrosion anywhere I can see. New walnut CMP stock and butt plate. Slightly disappointed in that, but it also makes me feel better that I may tru oil it and then buff it to a matte finish instead of BLO for better moisture/weather sealing.

My Carbine is all parts matching (except the sight) including original early WWII stock.

The bayonet I picked up I think is almost the same as the rifle, early 1950s, but Greek! They might have been living in armories just a few miles apart (I am assuming the Garand was a Turk return).

At least externally it looks fairly dry. I see a spot or two of what might be cosmoline on the rifle. Sometime in the next few nights Iíll get it out of the stock to go over it, grease and oil it as well as get some detail pictures.

I am in love!

PS did CMP change the cases they are using recently? Beast of a case and FDE.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 10:31 AM #2
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Gorgeous. That's one heck of a case too - wow! I would've have expected one that nice.
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Gas cylinders are stainless steel, so they couldn't finish them with parkerizing. WWII era ones were painted or in some cases iron plated and blued. Later on, they developed a chemical blackening for them.

I remember seeing that the CMP ran out of cases a while back, so I guess these are the new ones.
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Lazarus,

Sweet looking rifle. Be careful, you'll want another as a companion for it, and then it goes on and on.

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Nice garands, one day I'll get one
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Nice looking rifle. The stock looks to have some good figure in it. BTW, the number on the bolt is not a serial number, it is a part drawing number specific to the manufacturing specifications at the time the bolt was made. The trigger guard, Hammer and OP rod will each have their own drawing number also.
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Nice garlands, one day I'll get one
Hoping for Christmas delivery?
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I can hope, going to work on my ATF form later. I'll probably pick up some pistols first.
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I have to agree that the stock looks really nice. Enjoy your new rifle.
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Lazarus,

Sweet looking rifle. Be careful, you'll want another as a companion for it, and then it goes on and on.

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