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Old 12-25-2017, 09:44 PM
M1Garandy M1Garandy is offline
 
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Default Who made an M14 elevation pinion marked DP?

Found one in a sight set I forgot I had and can't seem to determine who the maker might be.

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Old 12-25-2017, 11:14 PM
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DRC Drudge Brothers Co.?? I had one with very light stamped RC which proved to be DRC?? DR ?? light C ?? Other than that I don't know of any other.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:17 AM
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DRC Drudge Brothers Co.?? I had one with very light stamped RC which proved to be DRC?? DR ?? light C ?? Other than that I don't know of any other.
Good thought, but I don't think that is the case in this instance. The DP marking is very clear.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:23 AM
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The only parts manufacturer with those initials (DP) is Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services, but they only made M14 housings according to the published list.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:30 AM
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Years back my buddy owned a small machine shop. He had a large sub-contract to make M14 trigger guards. He would stamp them out and park them and ship them off. Army folks came by one or twice and all went well. He won the sub-contract from Lady Bird Johnson who would bid large contracts and then sub them out. She made lots of money from that business.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:46 PM
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I'm happy to email pics to someone to post if there is any interest.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:06 AM
M1Garandy M1Garandy is offline
 
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Still wondering who made this pinion.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:00 PM
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I have seen that mark on some very early pieces/parts of the M14, but it stood for Development Prototype.

Not sure if your piece is one of those or not. The alloy it is made of would answer that question. There were several tried before settling on the final decision.

Trouble is, most everyone that knows the answer is dead now. Too long ago almost, even for me. Not the 80's, but the original M14 and T series government package dates.

Ron Smith may know, if you feel brave enough to ask him. I didn't say he would answer,....... just that he may know.
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:29 PM
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From talking to others it seems to be a foreign manufacture Garand part.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:19 PM
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Any consensus what country it may be from? If it is for an M1, I wonder why it is stamped "M"?
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