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holt2010
September 6, 2010, 02:33 PM
Hey guys i have a springfield m1 and I have a question about dating it. The reciever has a 5304505 serial number and the bolt has 6628287-sa, and underneath that is z-4/-8. It also doesnt have a cartouche on the stock can anyone help me please

P5 Guy
September 6, 2010, 04:28 PM
5.3 million serial number is early 50s.
Bolt maybe is 6528287-SA the number under that is the heat treat batch.
The stock may have been sanded down and the proof mark an upper case P in a circle found under the pistol grip. The DOD stamp would be on the left side of the stock above the trigger.
If they are gone the stock was refinished. This could have been at the armory or the last owners garage.

Annihilator
September 6, 2010, 08:05 PM
Got a date on that barrel?

holt2010
September 6, 2010, 08:24 PM
I'm a newb to garands. Where do I look to find the serial on the barrel?

zippy13
September 6, 2010, 08:29 PM
IIRC, it's right behind the gas port fitting.

Howard31
September 6, 2010, 09:00 PM
Your gun was made Feb of 54. The 1st two didgits on the bolt drawing number is 65 not 66. The only serial number is on the rear of the reciever under US RIFLE . The other numbers are drawing numbers on the parts. To find the barrel date pull the op rod to the rear and you will find the barrel drawing number and the date.

Zippy13 ,what the heck is a gas port fitting on an M1 ?

P5 Guy
September 6, 2010, 09:06 PM
Pull the op-rod all the way to the rear until it locks. In the now exposed opening you will see some numbers. What are they?

holt2010
September 6, 2010, 10:20 PM
ok there is a t and what looks like an 8, and sa f6535448 then two other marks, one looks like an o and there is what looks to be like a p, and also 2 54 md39

Annihilator
September 7, 2010, 01:58 AM
2 54 would be the month and date. It may be original to the receiver. I do not have my cheat sheet with me to check.... Someone else will chime in shortly.

P5 Guy
September 8, 2010, 12:38 PM
2-54 is the barrel's born on date. Usually there is a small spread between the receivers and barrels getting together.
The 6535448 is the drawing number used to make the barrel. The others are lot/batch IDs.
Pictures will be most helpful, can you post some?

holt2010
September 8, 2010, 01:52 PM
I will post pictures later tonight when I get home. How much is the gun worth if the barrel is original to the gun? Also where do i check to see if other parts are original to the gun?

holt2010
September 9, 2010, 12:11 AM
This is the best i could do. I had to take it with my phone.



http://flic.kr/p/8zqxuM

holt2010
September 9, 2010, 11:41 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/4972730385_9c1111480c.jpg

P5 Guy
September 11, 2010, 04:13 PM
I will post pictures later tonight when I get home. How much is the gun worth if the barrel is original to the gun? Also where do i check to see if other parts are original to the gun?

CMP Correct Grades are going for a thousand dollars or there about. Please visit their web sight. www.odcmp.com. You will find the proper procedure for disassembling this rifle. Compare the CMP's grading system with what you have in front of you. They also have a data sheet and direction on how to use it. This will help us to be on the same page so to speak.

A good number of the parts will have a drawing number and maker's code. If all the parts you find 65xxxxx-SA you can be sure that the part is from the same era as the receiver.

I'm sorry but your phone picture does not have enough detail to tell anything from.

P5 Guy
September 11, 2010, 04:21 PM
M1s from the CMP