Last edited by cplnorton; 04-18-2012 at 02:06.
While the 6,74x,xxx with the 1-45 dated barrel is an M1A1 because it is in the M1A1 configuration, i.e. folding stock , it isn't an original M1A1. That is, it didn't leave Inland in that configuration.
Inland's last delivery of M1A1s was in December of 1944 and they hadn't gotten to the 6.7 mil range by then.
"You just can't really see anything. I compared it to mine which is a 6.3 million paratrooper and it looks identical in everyway. Except you can see the numbers better in mine."
That's what I was curious about.
Yup a reproduction stock for sure.
Are you sure? How do you tell?
Originally Posted by Tuna
My friend will be heartbroken. He's had it forever.
Last edited by cplnorton; 04-18-2012 at 10:13.
Different casting position denotes the last number. Both of mine have the same number, 9. Oh well, at least I have two.
I was hoping Tuna would have jumped back on by now. But what does everyone else think? It appears correct to me. But maybe you guys see something I don't.
The butt plate looks like it has some markings just washed out try a shot from about 2 to 3 foot away. The stock does not look fake to me. You can see the numbers in the first pics you posted. You guy's are correct 6.7 is too late, I have a 6,66X,XXX that has a 12-44 barrel Hand stamped M1 but I am not sure when it MFG'ed.
Last edited by Johnny in Texas; 04-20-2012 at 04:34.
I should have said the butt plate doesn't look like it's a real one. Compare the picture of yours to the pictures that Jim posted. You cannot see the part number,the wagon wheel or the casting mold number. All of these are on a real Inland butt plate.
I have been trying to get a pic, but you just really can't see it in a pic. But if I take it and put in a dark room and put a flashhlight on it, you can see the number and the wagon wheel. So I think it's legit, just a poor casting of it.
Have you guys seen a lot before like that?