Dating the m1 garand

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Towards the end of WWII an improved rear sight designated T105E1 was developed but according to Bruce N.

Canfield’s book Complete Guide To The M1 Garand And M1 Carbine, it is unlikely if any Garands issued during WWII wore them.

Expect all Springfield manufactured first quality replacement parts.

That is the US Rifle, Caliber .30 M1, most commonly referred to as the Garand, after its primary designer John C. Those made by Harrington & Richardson and International Harvester were products of the 1950s.This is also a good time to note that based upon my observations the TE of a new production SA barrel during World War II ran anywhere from approximately 1.0 to 3.5.Pre World War II SA barrels were usually in the 0.0 to 1.0 range.Winchester barrels were generally in the -1.0 to 2.0 range, but I have seen new WRA barrels with higher and lower readings.An expanded version of this including information on post WII barrels will be published in a future issue of the Garand Collectors Association Journal (GCA).However, after the war, M1s turned in for refurbishing were retro-fitted with T105E1 sights.

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