1.9 Million Garand
About a dozen years ago, I purchased an M1 from CMP. Serial number is 1,920,23X which would put it at September 1943. It is a nice clean rifle with lots of original finish on all parts. I hadn't really looked at it closely until fairly recently but find it is an interesting rifle. It seems to be correct on all parts with two exceptions. First, the stock, which is a nice walnut, has no cartouches or proof marks or armory rebuild stamps of any kind on it, and secondly, the barrel is a definite replacement. It is a 1952 SA with new TE and MZ readings.
I have two questions regarding this rifle. First, didn't I read somewhere that a stock without any markings was a replacement from a field maintenance facility? This one is a nice GI walnut stock which is slick. It has no stampings. Secondly, what would be a correct barrel date for this rifle if I could find one?
Thanks for any assistance.
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