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Old 10-13-2011, 12:05 PM
garandfan1971 garandfan1971 is offline
 
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Default Follower Arm

You have a Type 4, no bevel, follower arm. Springfield manufactured may show a raised stamped letter "S" as well as various numbers which indicate the drop forge used to make them.

I have one with the exact same forge numbers
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the quick answer! Would this part be roughly contemporary with the 1954 HRA rifle I have, or would it be WWII era?
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:49 PM
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Default Follower Arm

This would be a Springfield manufactured WWII era follower arm. Post war follower arms were not marked.

HRA follower arms are the type 4 without a bevel and are unmarked.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:58 PM
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This would be a Springfield manufactured WWII era follower arm. Post war follower arms were not marked.

HRA follower arms are the type 4 without a bevel and are unmarked.
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Thanks again. It's nice to know that at least one part of my rifle, however small, saw service in the war.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:01 PM
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Default Small parts with forge numbers

What is the significance of small parts such as the follower arm, trigger and bullet guide having forge numbers on them? Can you tell from the numbers what company made them? Are these WWII era parts?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:05 PM
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With the exception of triggers, which saw some use (or at least are commonly found) during the post war production period, all other small parts with forging numbers originated with SA during WWII. The numbers themselves have no meaning and cannot be used to identify or date any specific production period.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:35 AM
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They can be used to identify them as SA parts, since I don't think any of the other manufacturers had these marks on their parts.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:45 AM
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So were triggers with forge numbers made during WWII or post?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:51 AM
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As a matter of personel preference, I think they are very cool.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:59 AM
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As a matter of personel preference, I think they are very cool.
Me too. I'm working on a couple of WWII builds and i have a few small parts with forge numbers. Looks like i'm going to get a couple more now.
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