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Old 02-03-2010, 02:21 PM
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Default Buffalo Arms M1 Garand Barrel?

Hello All:

Though I usually acquire my Garands through the CMP, I recently made an online purchase for an early Winchester. Although I haven't received the rifle yet, I know that the bolt and trigger assembly are correct. The barrel, however, is a USGI replacement barrel made by Buffalo Arms. I was aware that B.A. made carbine barrels, but didn't know they made Garand barrels until now. Apparently they had a contract for a brief period during WWII to make barrels, but scant little info is available online. I'd like to know the story - what were the dates of the contract, how many barrels were made, are they any good, etc. Does anyone here have any light they can shed on the matter?

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Old 02-03-2010, 04:31 PM
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How about listing a picture of the markings.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:17 PM
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In the Spring 1988 edition of the GCA Newsletter Bob Seccombe asked a question regarding the origin of this barrel. No date or heat lot number, just D-35448-13-BA.
There is a picture of the barrel in the Newsletter. He got one response but nothing more than speculation and the fact that Buffalo Arms did make Carbine barrels. I don't recall having read anything else on this barrel.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:33 PM
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Bill, here is mine. There are absolutely no markings on the side of the barrel. As you can see, the machining is fairly rough.

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Old 02-03-2010, 08:06 PM
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Actually I have two. One has chromed pads and one does not.



And as I said, there is nothing on the side of either barrel.

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Old 02-04-2010, 04:12 AM
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I'll have the rifle in a couple of days, and I'll post shots of the barrel markings when I can break it down. The rough machining is interesting. Does anyone know anything about these barrels?

Thanks!

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Old 02-04-2010, 07:00 AM
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I never knew they made them. I have several Buffalo Arms contracts, but nothing that can confirm Garand barrels.

If somebody can compare the Revision 13 with SA barrels, we may be able to determine the approximate time period.

Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:27 AM
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There are three different revision numbers
1. D-35448-13-BA 2. D-35448-19-BA 3. D-35448-22-BA

all the barrels have the flaming bomb stamp and most have the F.J.A. stamp


There was an article in Billy Pyle's newsletter about them
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:51 AM
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I recall Walt Kuleck writing something about this. Can't remember where though.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:58 AM
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Buffalo Arms barrels were used in late WW2 and post WW2 rebuilds, there were three revision numbers
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