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Old 06-01-2018, 11:29 PM
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whoa how what?
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:38 AM
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I own 6100497. 6100499 (The former "Roger Minor"(sp) rifle) is the highest known rifle and 6100498 is MIA...[QUOTE=condor;1723477]whoa how what?[/QUOTE]
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:40 PM
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I own 6100497. 6100499 (The former "Roger Minor"(sp) rifle) is the highest known rifle and 6100498 is MIA...[QUOTE=condor;1723477]whoa how what?
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Kenny, I was aware of Roger Miner's 6100499 but never heard the story of 6100498 being a M1A. I was always under the impression that other than the X 6 mil numbers, the last block of 6 mil receivers ran from 6080000 to 6100499. Have you seen or seen photos, of 6100498 ? I would like to know the story behind this rifle. I suppose SAI could have obtained the 6100498 receiver and built it up, but I just have never heard that. Thanks, Joe
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:58 PM
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So the last production was on May 17, '57? That answers my first question. But was my 5.894 rifle a 55, 56 or 57 build? Barrel is 6/55.
I have a 5.895 and it has a 6-55 barrel as well. Every S/N from a 5.79 to a 5.95 in Duff's blue S/N book has a 1955 barrel.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:25 PM
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Joe, sorry for the confusion on the military term. MIA=Missing In Action

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Kenny, I was aware of Roger Miner's 6100499 but never heard the story of 6100498 being a M1A. I was always under the impression that other than the X 6 mil numbers, the last block of 6 mil receivers ran from 6080000 to 6100499. Have you seen or seen photos, of 6100498 ? I would like to know the story behind this rifle. I suppose SAI could have obtained the 6100498 receiver and built it up, but I just have never heard that. Thanks, Joe
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:47 PM
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Regarding 6100498.........it may yet turn up - at the CMP!

You might have CMP look for it among their recent Philippine returns - I have a 6 Million (6,0xx,xxx) M1 that was re-imported by a commercial company from St. Albans, VT (sp?) (marked on the barrel, lightly above the gas cylinder) some years ago that was rebuilt at Ogden Arsenal (OG on stock, drilled for rifle grenade sights) with as, I recall, a 1965 SA barrel - and apparently sent to the Philippines as Military Assistance. I am working from memory and will get more exact info if needed.

It was reported when I asked on another board that the Vermont wholesaler bought a lot of M1s out of the Philippines and this was one of them - although I don't know if this is confirmed. Sorry for the incomplete information, I am working out of town and cannot look at it right now. The gun is about NRA "Very Good" condition and has the typical, light "under the wood line" mild/rust pitting seen on some Philippine M1s due to the tropical environment and less than ideal care and came coated with some type of black protectant that is not easy to get off. CC

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:05 PM
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I've got #6085573
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:22 PM
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I have a 5.895 and it has a 6-55 barrel as well. Every S/N from a 5.79 to a 5.95 in Duff's blue S/N book has a 1955 barrel.
FWIW, I have a 5.97 SA with an original 3-56 barrel. My 6.08 also has a 3-56 SA barrel.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:22 AM
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I have a 6 Million (6,0xx,xxx) M1 that was re-imported by a commercial company from St. Albans, VT (sp?) (marked on the barrel, lightly above the gas cylinder)
Sounds like one I bought years ago; Century Arms import marked like your rifle CAI ST ALBANS VT. An original finish 5.2 SA with original barrel. It has a 5 digit number stamped on the right side of the buttstock. Some have said it might have been an import from Germany.
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:40 PM
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Joe, sorry for the confusion on the military term. MIA=Missing In Action

You really had me on that. Guess I should have picked up on the MIA but wasn't thinking of the 6 mil as having seen much "action" lol
Semper Fi, Joe
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