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Old 12-01-2019, 04:38 PM
BigGreen2000 BigGreen2000 is offline
 
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So we all know that when S.A. closed down, S.A. Inc bought parts and tooling to make civilian M1A. What about Garand tooling? I know the Garand was out of service for several years prior to the shutdown, but it couldn’t all just disappear?
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:42 PM
Jakeroub Jakeroub is online now
 
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So we all know that when S.A. closed down, S.A. Inc bought parts and tooling to make civilian M1A. What about Garand tooling? I know the Garand was out of service for several years prior to the shutdown, but it couldn’t all just disappear?
It could have been scrapped, which would be the same as disappearing.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:23 PM
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My guess is most of SA "serviceable" tooling had already gone to the Korean war makers HRA and IHC since they were already working on m14 development. SA my have kept some for Govt spare orders as most contracts require that for some period after which they most likely scrapped it

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Old 12-01-2019, 09:28 PM
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Would be a shame if the tooling did get scrapped. Especially the receiver forging dies. Seems like all the other small parts seem to be replicable these days by CNC machines . . .Any chance someone will come along and start making new Garands?
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:45 AM
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Some of the SA tooling was offered to the school (I can’t remember the name) that took over part of the armory complex.

Some was sold or given to local interested parties (my cousin received some of it).

Some was “donated” to the local landfill.

My info is from a conversation I had years ago, at the armory with one of the officials at the museum . . . .and with my cousin.
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