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Old 01-28-2010, 01:05 PM
ccfoshee ccfoshee is offline
 
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Default 1953 Serial Numbers

All:

I am a bit new to the Garand, but I am taking my Dad to the South Store in early March as a birthday gift and hoping to find a gun born in 1953 (same as him).

I realize that and International Harvester is out of the question, but would you all be able to give me a good range for a 1953 SA or HR?

Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:22 PM
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Check here:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzewegj7/id11.html
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:48 PM
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Look for SA's in the 4.2-4.3 M range; the earliest 4.2 could be late 1952.
They are not real common at the store, but do show up from time to time.
1953 HRA's would generally have serial#'s in the 4.66-4.69 or so range. These are tough to find.

I have a couple SA's in th 4.2M range with the original 1953 dated barrels; if you strike out at the store, I'd be happy to help a fellow Texan out and sell you one of mine at the going CMP rate....

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Old 01-29-2010, 09:12 AM
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Look for SA's in the 4.2-4.3 M range; the earliest 4.2 could be late 1952.
They are not real common at the store, but do show up from time to time.
1953 HRA's would generally have serial#'s in the 4.66-4.69 or so range. These are tough to find.
Those you do find are likely to be rebarreled. Better for shooting, but no good in detecting the birth date.
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