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JT76 05-05-2021 07:06 AM

How common were matching brackets on CMP M1Cís?
 
I have an M1C with a matching bracket, marked on the bottom. It came from the south store in 2015. When i was at the NS in 2013 and 2018 i donít recall seeing any matching brackets, bottom or side. Does anyone have an idea on how common these were or were such things not noted?

jimmyzwei 05-05-2021 07:38 AM

if i remember from reports on the forum, not an abundance of matching brackets.
Yours has some added value

Tennboy 05-05-2021 07:49 AM

Per an article in the Winter 2008 GCA Journal, 398 of 1591 had matching numbers on the bottom of the base (25%) and 163 had matching numbers on the side (10%). Keep in mind that the earliest M1Cs with receivers manufactured prior to mid-December 1944 had unnumbered bases.

JT76 05-05-2021 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Tennboy (Post 2042379)
Per an article in the Winter 2008 GCA Journal, 398 of 1591 had matching numbers on the bottom of the base (25%) and 163 had matching numbers on the side (10%). Keep in mind that the earliest M1Cs with receivers manufactured prior to mid-December 1944 had unnumbered bases.

Good info, i ordered the bound back issues from the GCA that contain the 2 part series of the m1c, looking forward to getting it.

My rifle has the last 4 of the serial stamped into the buttstock, is this something the Greeks did?

Tennboy 05-05-2021 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by JT76 (Post 2042382)
My rifle has the last 4 of the serial stamped into the buttstock, is this something the Greeks did?

Yes, that is also addressed in the same article.

Whitpusmc 05-05-2021 09:08 AM

My M1C bought within last five years has matching bracket though in the middle of the number someone flipped a 6 for a 9. Made on a Monday I guess!

krdomingue 05-05-2021 10:49 AM

My M1C came with an unnumbered base, but I suspect it is a replacement added during rebuild. Possibly by the Greeks.

renovate7 05-05-2021 03:04 PM

Well I read that the earliest also didn't have numbered brackets as they were fastened to the rifle and heat treated together. No need to number as they were never apart and weren't ever intended to be taken apart.

col b 05-05-2021 04:44 PM

The highest serial with round staking (before heat treat) I have observed is on SN 3351561. And it was drilled and matching base replaced but has the correct rifle serial on bottom. I think ODCMPs 3349407 is also original soft staked without serialized base. The oldest hardened receiver staking (and should be serialized but photo of base not included) I have seen is 3351669. There are several close after that. But, it is unlikely that G&H worked them in SN order and it is unclear if there is a batch association to the change in process or if it was on the fly. So, there might be a transition mix. Maybe Rolling Thunder will add the details in his new book!

ODCMP 05-08-2021 11:35 AM

Here is a link to an old post with some pictures of the rifle that col b mentioned. It is the first rifle pictured.

I didn't pay the photobucket ransom, but you can still see the staking. I still have the original pictures if needed.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=58302


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