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Old 10-05-2017, 01:58 PM
Chimera Prime Chimera Prime is offline
 
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Hey everyone. I'm having a dilemma with my sights I picked out to make my Garand correct. Serial is a 2.672 million Springfield so March of 1944. I picked up a Type 3 Lockbar set (squared) as I used the generated list from here: http://usriflecal30m1.com.

After some digging it would seem most people would instead recommend Type 2. But I did manage to find a website that listed the parts on a 3-44 bring back with serial number around 20K behind mine that is quoted as Correct and it has Type 3 lockbars. Website here: https://www.newmarketarms.com/wwii-v...nd-p-1182.html

Could I safely assume from this that the Type 3's would also be appropriate for my M1?

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Old 10-05-2017, 02:06 PM
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It has been noted that web site has a problem with correct info...http://usriflecal30m1.com/
Based on Duff's data sheet book he shows a 2.7 and a TypeII lock bar.
I doubt that a TypeIII would be correct for your serial number....FWIW

From this web site....https://www.ammogarand.com/m1-garand...-assembl1.html
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Type III Lock Bar Sights are appropriate for M1's produced Jun 1944 thru end of war production (serial range 3 mil thru 3.6 mil).
Again FWIW....
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:35 PM
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I would think type 2 would be correct for your serial range
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:35 PM
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Hey everyone. I'm having a dilemma with my sights I picked out to make my Garand correct. Serial is a 2.672 million Springfield so March of 1944. I picked up a Type 3 Lockbar set (squared) as I used the generated list from here: http://usriflecal30m1.com.

After some digging it would seem most people would instead recommend Type 2. But I did manage to find a website that listed the parts on a 3-44 bring back with serial number around 20K behind mine that is quoted as Correct and it has Type 3 lockbars. Website here: https://www.newmarketarms.com/wwii-v...nd-p-1182.html

Could I safely assume from this that the Type 3's would also be appropriate for my M1?

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As others have mentioned, I would consider a type 2 (rounded) the correct lock bar. The bring back rifle you mentioned could well have had the square (type 3) lockbar installed in the field. Lockbars were frequently lost in use. As a note, true vet bring backs, like the one you referenced, are rarely correct as they had been involved with cleaning parties, field repairs, etc.

Just another 2 cents contributed to the pot....
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:12 PM
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most references (Canfield ) will state early 2 million serial range for introduction of Type 3 lock bar

It is believed that both type 2 and type 3 were used until the end of the war

I have what I believe to be an original 2,7 with a Type 3 lock bar and some research into other serial numbers close to this 2.7 range have also indicated type 3 lock bars too.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:12 PM
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I have a 276xxxx from April '44, just as it came to me from CMP seven years ago, and it has Type 2 lockbar sights.
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