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Old 11-18-2015, 02:53 PM
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looking for 56135XX- seems to be a large gap in the chart. Do I go with the the closest number above, mine, 56145XX ?
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:53 PM
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Seems in looking at the listings there is a large number of the later ones and only a few of the earlier ones.

So even though it isn't all original, here's the first of mine.
SN-4737894
Receiver-D6528291 D
Bolt-D6528287 HRA -U-
Barrel- HRA D6535448 3-54 RS30
Triggergroup- 6528290-SA
Safety-SA-11
Hammer-SA D5546008
Front sight-3/4"
Op-Rod-6535382 HRA
Windage-DRC
Elevation-HRA
GS locknut-Humped late
Gas Screw-HRA
Wood-SA w/ DAS, Serif circled P

Buttplate-Bordered, round plunger

In a few weeks I'll add its brother, 4737895.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:55 PM
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I got one of the "funny" ones. It was graded as a service grade but has seen little use and shows no rebuild marks. The funny part is the barrel is much later than the receiver.

Ser HRA 5517205 no heat lot marks can be found.

barrel HRA 6-55

bolt D...HRA over U

windage HRA

Elevation HRA -W

op rod HRA

Trigger 6528280 - HRA N

Hammer HRA

Safety HRA

gas plug HRA O

Front sight 11/16

stock 1/2" DAS
border on buttplate


Seems like it's the same as others when 6-55 barrels were being used so it's likely the receiver was pulled out of production in late 1954 and reworked or replaced and used later after mid 1955. One things for sure, they were making rifles pretty fast 1954-55.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:23 PM
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Just checked the list and there are none close to mine: 5623724.
Purchased off the rack at the south store in 2010 as a service grade, it exhibits everything shown on the list that one would consider normal with the exception of the barrel which is marked LMR 2 55. It also has a GI stock with a 3/8" acceptance stamp.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:00 PM
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I got one of the "funny" ones. It was graded as a service grade but has seen little use and shows no rebuild marks. The funny part is the barrel is much later than the receiver.

Ser HRA 5517205 no heat lot marks can be found.

barrel HRA 6-55

bolt D...HRA over U

windage HRA

Elevation HRA -W

op rod HRA

Trigger 6528280 - HRA N

Hammer HRA

Safety HRA

gas plug HRA O

Front sight 11/16

stock 1/2" DAS
border on buttplate


Seems like it's the same as others when 6-55 barrels were being used so it's likely the receiver was pulled out of production in late 1954 and reworked or replaced and used later after mid 1955. One things for sure, they were making rifles pretty fast 1954-55.
You do have to wonder as what was going on and it may have been that some of ours were receivers that were stockpiled while barrels were getting used almost as soon as made.

For 5539901, it follows the common pattern shown in the list. 11/16" sights and 3/8" DAS. No border on butt plate which is common to find also.

The heat lot marking is very light and is a P. That heat lot shows up before and later on. You have to wonder if the earlier ones were test units of that steel lot and that the later ones were regular production runs after the test proved okay. That would explain why the serial numbers and barrel dates vary as much as they do. Also it may just be a case of first in but not first out but the heat lot markings kind of shoot that down.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:55 PM
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This might fill a void in the chart

HRA 5627587

Heat Lot N

Barrel 4-55

bolt HRA U

windage DRC

elevation HRA

OP Rod HRA .


Trigger
Housing HRA N

Safety HRA

Gas Plug HRA o

Front Sight 11/16

Hammer HRA D 5546008
Stock 1/2" DAS

Butt Plate with border

Plunger Flat
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:29 PM
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Wonder why there is no data for HRA rifles in the 5.67 to 5.79 million range?
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:40 AM
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They were so perfect they didn't need documentation?

I still need to break mine down again and look again for any marks on the receiver.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:56 AM
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New chart entered beginning with S/N 5512046. It's the fifth one down.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:44 PM
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Wonder why there is no data for HRA rifles in the 5.67 to 5.79 million range?
I've got 5,700,586 but I figured that it wasn't supposed to be in this chart
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