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Old 03-12-2017, 05:39 PM
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This goes to show production was not always sequential. There are plenty of Garand with higher serial numbers!
Correct. And even though it was supposed to end with that number they actually produced thousands more. Mine is ~5000 numbers higher.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:49 PM
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"The End of an Era - Manufacture of 'service grade' M1s ended officially at Springfield Armory at 10:30 a.m. on May 17, 1957, sixteen days after the Secretary of the Army, Wilbur H. Brucker, had announced the adoption of the M14 and declared the M1 'limited standard.'
John Garand, invited back to the Armory for the ceremony, was photographed holding rifle SN 6084405, now on display at SANHS, the last standard production M1 rifle to come off the assembly line.
Production of new National Match M1s continued at the Armory through 1959. During this final two year period the grand total of M1s produced went into the 6,100,000 serial number range.
Today, the M1 rifle is no longer utilized for shooting purposes by any U.S. military service, although it does continue to serve. Various crack drill teams from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy still use M1s in their performances. High school and college R.O.T.C. units are also so equipped. The legacy of the 'Garand' lives on." - Pyle
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:06 PM
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I just recently purchased SA 6090404 at the North Store. That's 5999 higher than the "official" last Garand.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:30 PM
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You may have one higher, but not the last documented one assembled and accepted.

Rebuilds and NM rifles are another matter.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:41 PM
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It would be amazing to have 6084404
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:23 PM
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You may have one higher, but not the last documented one assembled and accepted.

Rebuilds and NM rifles are another matter.
So you think that one higher is a national match rifle? Nope, I'd say that it was a reject that got done as the last one after it got sent back for corrections. Or was a case of first in and last out.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:34 PM
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I've got one 68 numbers off of the last official one. I'm guessing it was made the day before or the same day.
I have 6084229....I wonder how many they were making per day?
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:47 PM
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So you think that one higher is a national match rifle? Nope, I'd say that it was a reject that got done as the last one after it got sent back for corrections. Or was a case of first in and last out.
Not sure what you're saying.

Springfield has the last production assembled "new rifle". If you have a higher serial number, it doesn't matter.

Obviously NM rifles and rebuilds were later than 1957.

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:02 PM
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Not sure what you're saying.

Springfield has the last production assembled "new rifle". If you have a higher serial number, it doesn't matter.

Obviously NM rifles and rebuilds were later than 1957.
Not being a wise guy here but I'm wondering what you mean when you say if I have a higher serial numbered rifle it doesn't matter? Mine is not a NM and appears to be correct and original.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:06 PM
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Not being a wise guy here but I'm wondering what you mean when you say if I have a higher serial numbered rifle it doesn't matter? Mine is not a NM and appears to be correct and original.
Assembled, or at least according to Springfield, assembled before 6084405 in 1957.

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