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    M1D Garand

    I bought this Springfield M1D from CMP several years back. M1D's were made using WW2 Winchester and Springfield receivers and saw most of their action in the Korean War.
    This M1D does not appear to have seen any real use after it was converted and is pristine. The scope and mount are authentic. Anyway, servicing the M1 rifles I recently bought
    from CMP, had not had this one out for a few years, so time to service it too.
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    Great looking rifle, have you been able to look up the SN and find out when it was original made?
    Is it a Winchester or Springfield receiver? What about the barrel?

    I found this photo from 1965 Dominican Republic Invasion on the web
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    Very nice Buckshot! Beautiful example of a fine weapon.
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    Springfield born on date of June 1943. Garand barrels are marked on right side and you can read barrel data by pulling op rod back, however, most sniper barrels are stamped on rear top
    and you must remove rear hand-guard to see markings. When it was converted ? I doubt any more were converted after Korean War as they would have plenty in stock when war
    stopped to cover any needs. WTB the only receivers available to make/convert to snipers were the WW2 receivers as post war production did not start again until Korean war was basically over.

    I also have that Winchester M1D- receiver made Feb 1942. Came from a collection of a friend who stated he got a long time ago it from an older man who said he brought it back from Korean War.
    Who knows? (LOL).
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    Very nice!
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    Your making me wish I hadn't traded mine. Good looking one you have there.

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