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Old 10-24-2017, 07:53 PM
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I have to thank you CMP for the HRA shipped. Its one that I wanted knowing my dad served in the Army in Korea 1950 and I believe that is what he carried.

To my surprise when I opened the case there is this beautiful RM1Service HRA with a L.E.A.D receiver with a matching stock with a red triangle.

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Old 10-26-2017, 09:28 PM
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I have to thank you CMP for the HRA shipped. Its one that I wanted knowing my dad served in the Army in Korea 1950 and I believe that is what he carried.

To my surprise when I opened the case there is this beautiful RM1Service HRA with a L.E.A.D receiver with a matching stock with a red triangle.

Thanks CMP staff, sales and armorers

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If he was there in 1950, he could not have carried an HRA. HRA did not get a contract till 3 April 1952. Their first rifles did not come off the line until early 1953. The ceasefire was signed 27 July, 1953.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:41 PM
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Dammit !! I'll have to spend more money to buy the correct one and stick this beautiful piece of engineering and history with its Springfield brother and sister. Then what could he possibly carried? IHC a Springfield or WRA?

Glad you pointed the timeline of manufacturing dates out to me. You would think I would know the basics. I really truly believed he carried the HRA in Korea. This one is just a beautiful specimen received form the CMP. I couldn't be more pleased.


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Old 10-26-2017, 10:28 PM
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It would have been a Springfield any serial up to the 3.8 million range and any winchester would work.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:28 AM
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I must admit I just started with the Garand hobby and find it absolutely captivating. I have a SA#3870*** which should fit the proper timeline for Korea.

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Old 10-27-2017, 10:23 AM
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Dammit !! I'll have to spend more money to buy the correct one and stick this beautiful piece of engineering and history with its Springfield brother and sister. Then what could he possibly carried? IHC a Springfield or WRA?

Glad you pointed the timeline of manufacturing dates out to me. You would think I would know the basics. I really truly believed he carried the HRA in Korea. This one is just a beautiful specimen received form the CMP. I couldn't be more pleased.


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Is it possible that over the past 60+ years WRA had been confused with HRA?
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:21 AM
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Being over 60+ myself I wouldn't doubt it
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:16 PM
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Don't forget the possibility that it might have been one of the Post WWII M1s manufactured by Springfield (past the 3.8M range). They started production again in 1952 and to the best of my knowledge, the rifle serial number range during the Korean War was 4200001 through 4399999.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:24 PM
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Is it possible that over the past 60+ years WRA had been confused with HRA?
That would be my guess. And it gives him an excuse to get another rifle.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:21 PM
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That would be my guess. And it gives him an excuse to get another rifle.

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