View Full Version : Garand Barrel Marking

November 11, 2001, 04:19 PM
Just took delivery of my Garand :)

I've researched most everything on it- all of the parts match & are in excellent to unused condition. :D

Need some help with the barrel though:

Side: B. SID. 66 1955
Top: BMR.D. 35448 (Plus what looks like a capitol "T" & "F" stacked, then turned on side.)

Sure like to round off what I've verified about this rifle, help with the barrel markings would be much appreciated.

James K
November 11, 2001, 06:09 PM
If you mean the receiver markings, the BMR stands for Breda Meccanica Romana; it is an Italian made Danish contract rifle. These are excellent rifles and I think will have collector value in the not too distant future. I don't know about the barrel markings; they probably also indicate Italian manufacture.