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Old 06-01-2013, 07:36 PM
brassrat brassrat is offline
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Default M1 garand barrel sa 6535446 2 67

A friend of mine has an M1 Garand with a barrel marked "SA 6535446 2 67" with some finer markings over stamped with a "P" and "M". see attached image:


I have seen a few Winchester barrels made in 1965, but I have never seen a SA barrel made that late. Is this common? Does anyone know anything about why this rifle would have such a late date barrel?

Is it possible this was one of the rifles that was refurbished and sent to Vietnam that found its way home in a duffel?

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:06 PM
spoon spoon is offline
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The light stamping is an import mark. These were re barreled for Vietnam. Proved too heavy for the little fellows. I have no first hand account on the heavy part but my dad did.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:12 AM
jerryjeff jerryjeff is offline
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They don't seem to be all that common. These were the very last barrels SA made. They look like yours with the W1 after the date and a P and M.
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