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Picked up a Garand faked National match

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Picked up a Garand faked National match

#1 Post by Hippycrowe » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:06 pm

I bought this from a friend and has 3 P marked and a T on the Barrel not sure why. Glass bedded stock National Match marked sights and has had a trigger job about 4 to 6 pounds.No NM marks on the barrel I know its not a nation match but its weird it would have a T mark on it and have the proper lot number for a national match bolt some one looked hard to find the parts.
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#2 Post by jimthompson502002 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:36 pm

A "fake" would involve a lot more marking. And considerable misrepresentation.

That's just an accurized late M1, and it looks like a rather nice one. The "T" marking appears on all targeted rifles, and by 1955, that was a very large percentage of production. Moreover, the lack of "NM" or a "star" mark (not star gauging, just extra inspection and gauging) would augur more for an armory-prepped match rifle than what is present here.

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#3 Post by oddball6 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:51 pm

I . have heard that many shooters at the matches would get the armorers to accurize their rifles . using NM parts . Old wives tale ??

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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm

Is the an 'Air Gauge" mark on the barrel? ( some times a star for the old Star Gauge system)
Many M-1's were used in competition and as written above,were in fact assembled by unit armorers or retired armorers for competitive shooters. You may very well have bought a very nice shooting rifle.
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Re: Picked up a Garand faked National match

#5 Post by dogboysdad » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:51 pm

Let me know if you decide to sell it. I’m local.

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#6 Post by Hippycrowe » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:36 pm

That rifle ended up having a crack in the peice that holds the rear sights on it was welded they did a good job but I ended up trading it off after I took the match usgi rear sights off and the trigger groupe that had had a trigger job done to it. Boy it is easy to flip the safety off and trigger pull is about 5 pounds.

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