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Old 07-02-2017, 06:58 AM
bandofM1 bandofM1 is online now
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A job well done,thanks!
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:47 PM
JoeW2111 JoeW2111 is offline
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Originally Posted by Rolling Thunder View Post
Where did that rumor originate?

Not a rumor. I got the information from Scott Duff's Post War Garand book. He interviewed a former H & R employee who said that there were some rifles that didn't meet standards. Instead of pulling the serial numbers and going on, H & R destroyed the defective receivers and reused the serial numbers on new receivers.

Thank you for the information regarding the heat lot numbers. It cleared alot of things up.

Duff writes, "During this period, H&R encountered a rash of broken firing pins during endurance testing, which resulted in the rejection of a large lot of M1's. Investigations indicated that the firing pin clearance cut in the receiver was off location and was causing the component breakage."

Duff goes on to write, "A conversation with a former H&R employee revealed that it was H&R's policy that if a lot of M1 Rifles were rejected due to the receiver, the receivers were scrapped and the serial numbers reused on other rifles."
Duff never indicates that the "receiver" problems were related to heat lots. In this case it was the "firing pin clearance cut in the receiver", and nothing to do with a heat lot.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:15 PM
Sanlanman Sanlanman is online now
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Originally Posted by Rolling Thunder View Post
HRA serials restored with Imgur and not necessarily the same sheets on Photobucket.
Thank you sir!
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Old Yesterday, 01:09 PM
fsasquad1 fsasquad1 is online now
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Just received CMP HRA Service Grade #5600223 BBL HRA 3/55 tagged ME 2 TE 3. with a L.E.A.D. Receiver dated 3-65. WRA Trigger Housing. More details when I have time to go completely through it.
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