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Old 11-08-2019, 05:25 PM
leonardje leonardje is offline
 
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Default Eleven Million + Serial Numbered Springfield M!

A local gun store has a eleven million + serial numbered Springfield M1 Garand for sale I have looked at all my Garand reference books and found no reference to such a high numbered Garand. Does anyone have any idea what that Garand is?
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Jakeroub Jakeroub is online now
 
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An extra digit must have been added before or after the real SN.

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Old 11-08-2019, 06:30 PM
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Probably a rifle produced by the commercial Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:01 AM
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If it TRULY IS an eleven million + serial, it would be a COMMERCIAL Springfield Armory Inc. rifle.

Serials of that enterprise STARTED at #7,000,000!
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Out of curiosity, I would like to see a picture of this.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:28 AM
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The receiver of the Geneseo Garands would be stamped Springfield Armory Inc..

I would be very surprised if they made 4 million of them 20 years ago?
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:23 PM
m1garand1055 m1garand1055 is offline
 
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Are you sure you just misread the serial no. Probably a 1.1 million no. I don't even think Springfield Armory Inc. went up to 11 million on their Commercial M1 Garands .
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:25 PM
leonardje leonardje is offline
 
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I will double check on Tuesday when the store reopens, but three of us read
the number as 11+ million at the same time.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:34 PM
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Well, Iím waiting to find out it was a 1.1 million as there is no such animal as an 11 million Garland.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:17 PM
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Default !! million Garand

Went back to the store (no pic's allowed), the number reads 11 million, but the number 1 on the beginning of the serial number at a closer look with flash lite is slightly different than thee next three 1's and makes the serial number look off centered. I now believe that number was added for some reason. The store is not well lite and it was not easy to detect the difference the first time visit. SORRY FOR THE FALSE ALARM.
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