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Old 10-01-2019, 11:43 AM
Ric21 Ric21 is offline
 
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Default Original M1A1?

My buddy has a 1942 M1A1 he is considering selling. ( 140xxx Serial Number with 12/42 Barrel) It appears to be original, although the stock is worn (apparent combat wear) It has no signs of any rebuild or parts swapping to make it correct. High wood stock. Type 1 Barrel band, Type 1 Hammer, Type 1 sites, Type 1 trigger housing retaining pin ( with spring), Type 1 safety, Type 1 Mag release...etc. . Please take a look at the linked photos and tell me if you see anything that would make you believe it may not be original.
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Ric
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:03 PM
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Rear sight on backwards, they can be found that way.
Nice very early M1A1, Big bucks, I think, three large.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:15 AM
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That's a pretty one. How's he gonna sell it?
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:53 AM
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It could be "original" but it could be just be "correct".

We all know the zeal to which carbine guys go in the making a carbine "correct".

I'd just call it a great example , forget this originality theme and value it
for what it is: a great example with condition and M1A1 values driving its sale price (or your offering price).

LOL.....Of course one can say any carbine is "original", they only made them in WWII so its a original WWII carbine.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:47 AM
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Thanks for the comments. What you say is True. It appears to either be original or correct. Do any experts on here see anything in the photos that indicate otherwise? Or is there anything I should be looking at more closely on the rifle itself? I did notice the receiver is worn/discolored as it would sit in an M1A1 stock, so it has been in that stock for a very long time. It also has that (annoying) early trigger housing retaining pin spring which I very rarely see. I'm just enjoying the research and appreciate the comments. Just trying to help a friend understand what he has.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:48 AM
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Quote:
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That's a pretty one. How's he gonna sell it?
Not yet decided.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:19 PM
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Looks righteous...
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