Valid abbreviations for manufacturer (make) - SA, WRA, HRA, IHC, BMB, and PB. Valid abbreviations for source - CMP, DCM, and Pvt Purch. Other than that, no news is good news....
Some of you have asked, "Why should I put my number in this list, you from the gubernment or some other nefarious organization after my gun??!" Short Answer: Nope. This list was originally conceived by someone else, who wanted to duplicate Scott Duff's data page examples for public viewing. This would allow easy access to new data on Danish, Greek, and any other variant not covered in any of Duff's material. Then that site got hacked bad, and the database couldn't be repaired. Someone on the CSP forum was kind enough to post the output text before the site was shut down.
So what is the purpose of this list now? I see two reasons 1.) See if you hit the S/N lottery (i.e. a S/N next to yours making a consecutive pair) and 2.) if you see a S/N you'd like to learn more about, you can PM the owner here on the CSP board, if that alias is the one used here. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of what was Greek, Danish, in Museums, Demilled/Destroyed, etc. to see "what's left" after the entire Garand production run. OK, 'nuff said.
For new entries, from now on, the fields are to be delimited with COMMAS, NOT SPACES.... Here are some examples....
2264738,mdoerner @ CSP,CMP,SA,VAR Barrel 3-66
2431541,mdoerner @ CSP,CMP,WRA,Greek Return Rifle – Rebarreled to .308 Winchester
5880066,mdoerner @ CSP,CMP,SA,BBL 5-55 SA Greek Return Rifle
00339988,I Have Way Way Way Too Many Spaces In My Alias,CMP,BMB,General Patton's PERSONAL Freakin' Garand
All of the above listed are in an acceptable, correct format. 5 data fields separated with 4 commas.
(But please, don't add a SA,**INC.**receiver to the list, they're commercial and don't mean anything in the context of this listing)
DO NOT USE MORE THAN 4 COMMAS PER DATA STRING**(or else)
For now, if your M1 has a SUFFIX in the S/N, please put that in the notes, NOT in the serial number field, as it plays heck with the sort filters.
Also, I have added known serial numbers from GCA Journals Volumes 22 thru [current volume] (sorry, that's all that I got.) If you have earlier issues, I consider those published S/N's fair game. Those S/N will be attributed to GCA Journal, not an individual (kinda like getting a museum piece's S/N.) Also, if you know of a Garand in a museum, grab it's S/N and let's get it on the list.
But please, do not enter someone else's S/N even if you see it clearly on a post. I want this to be voluntary and public information. If they want it in the list, let the owner do it. Also, clipping the last digits on your S/N means I can't put it in the list. Following the incorrect data format keeps you out of the list too. If you don't want it seen on the internet, but want it in the list, PM me.