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Old 10-31-2018, 02:03 PM
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I requested and I think received a Turkish return Garand in April of this year. The TG has the Turkish dope tag and most of the parts I can identify are IHC and it was full of oil and sand (like my G1 FAL kit was). It is a Springfield 6 digit receiver circa 1943.
I know that CMP could have swapped the TG out but I understand that the Turks received a large number of IHC parts so everything seems to fit for aTruk return.

Could this be a true Turk return?
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:57 PM
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Do they have identifying characteristics like the black finish on some of the Greek returns?
Actually only a small number of Greek returns had Greek black finish. Most Greek returns were USGI finish
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:00 PM
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I requested and I think received a Turkish return Garand in April of this year. The TG has the Turkish dope tag and most of the parts I can identify are IHC and it was full of oil and sand (like my G1 FAL kit was). It is a Springfield 6 digit receiver circa 1943.
I know that CMP could have swapped the TG out but I understand that the Turks received a large number of IHC parts so everything seems to fit for aTruk return.

Could this be a true Turk return?
I received a mail order FG 6 digit (Feb 42) wearing a 1-63 barrel at about the same time period as you received yours.. I'm 95% positive it is a Turk return. The processing date on the hang tag certainly fits. It had the Turk dope tag in a WRA trigger housing and had several IHC parts including a decent op rod. Like yours it was full of dirt and dried grease. Even had dried grass under the rear sight cover. The finish has a brownish looking patina. A armorer at south store told me that a lot of the Turk rifles had that patina, he didn't know why nor had he found a way to safely remove it. His theory was that the Turks used some type of petroleum based preservative on the metal that reacted with the finish.

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Old 11-01-2018, 03:59 AM
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I received a mail order FG 6 digit (Feb 42) wearing a 1-63 barrel at about the same time period as you received yours.. I'm 95% positive it is a Turk return. The processing date on the hang tag certainly fits. It had the Turk dope tag in a WRA trigger housing and had several IHC parts including a decent op rod. Like yours it was full of dirt and dried grease. Even had dried grass under the rear sight cover. The finish has a brownish looking patina. A armorer at south store told me that a lot of the Turk rifles had that patina, he didn't know why nor had he found a way to safely remove it. His theory was that the Turks used some type of petroleum based preservative on the metal that reacted with the finish.
Ron,
Your description certainly matches what I have been seeing as Turkish returns at the South Store.

Rob
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:27 AM
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I forgot ot mention that the gas tube is unfinished with the Turkish national symbol stamped on the bayonet lug.

U will take some pic later today.
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