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Rebuilt Garand

#1 Post by Smokey » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:24 pm

I recently examined an arsenal rebuilt Garand. The serial number dates it to January, 1943. The barrel is dated 1949. What I found unusual was the finish on the bolt, It's an IHC, but with a silvery finish, instead of blue or black. It's not shiny nor polished looking, just dull, silvery grey. Is this common or an oddball?
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Re: Rebuilt Garand

#2 Post by M14man » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:51 pm

Bolts are not supposed to be blued. There is a wide range of parkerizing colors depending on numerous factors. If it is parkerized, I would say it is normal.
Here is a Springfield bolt that fits your description.
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Re: Rebuilt Garand

#3 Post by Smokey » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:14 pm

Thanks. The owner was wondering if he had some kind of collectors item. Guess it's just a really nice post-WWII rebuild.
The barrel is like new.

I tightened up the splines for the gas cylinder for the owner. It shoots a LOT better after that.
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Re: Rebuilt Garand

#4 Post by dogboysdad » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 pm

LEADs rebuilds had a nice silvery park.

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Re: Rebuilt Garand

#5 Post by M14man » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:40 pm

Good eye...that was a LEAD rebuild!!!

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