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Old 08-10-2020, 12:50 PM
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I have a safety that is simply stamped “SA” near the bottom just above the large hole. I have others marked “SA-11” but this one has just the SA and the font size appears slightly larger than the SA-11 type. It has a tooling hole. Anyone know which year(s) of rifle this safety would be found on?
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Old 08-10-2020, 01:40 PM
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While I’m at it, what about raised numbers on triggers such as “46” or “4s”?
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Old 08-10-2020, 01:54 PM
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The trigger markings are forging codes, and dates to the WWII era. Also found on other internal SA small parts.
The SA marked safety could be from a M14 Trigger Group...I have a few of these.
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Old 08-10-2020, 03:26 PM
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Thanks. I get that markings relate to dates, hence the question to begin with, but couldn’t find the simple “sa” on a chart anywhere. The idea that it is from an M14 would explain why. Wasn’t aware that m14 and garands used same safety. I understand one is a predecessor of the other as I have an M1a, just didn’t know the parts are that similar.
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Old 08-10-2020, 03:45 PM
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Thanks. I get that markings relate to dates, hence the question to begin with, but couldn’t find the simple “sa” on a chart anywhere. The idea that it is from an M14 would explain why. Wasn’t aware that m14 and garands used same safety. I understand one is a predecessor of the other as I have an M1a, just didn’t know the parts are that similar.
Not just the safety but hammers, triggers, and I believe the hammer spring housing, spring, and plunger are interchangeable also.
Have a safety just like your's still in the wrap/envelope from Springfield Armory...dated 11-65. And a trigger in sealed plastic package dated 12-74. Both I assume were replacement parts...for either rifle.

Edit: The original M14 trigger has a long sear for use with select fire.
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:05 PM
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From the M14 Forum.....FWIW
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The following 26 part numbers are the same between the M1 (final configuration) and M14:

5013668 Pin, Straight, Headed: Hammer
5013671 Plunger, Extractor Spring
5013673 Pin, Sear
5152865 Pin, Straight, Headless: Butt, Cap (Butt Cap Door Hinge)
5546001 Base: Rear Sight
5546008 Hammer: Firing
5546015 Safety, Small Arms
5546020 Trigger
6008618 Plunger, Extractor Spring
6008868 Aperture, Sight
6008870 Band, Rear Hand Guard
6008872 Cover, Rear Sight
6008881 Screw, Butt Plate, Long
6008883 Housing, Hammer Spring
6008886 Spring, Helical Compression (Extractor)
6008887 Spring, Helical, Compression (Hammer)
6008889 Swivel, Butt Stock
6608880 Plunger, Hammer Spring
7267059 Ring (Rear Sight Windage Knob Assy)
7312726 Nut (Rear Sight Windage Knob Assy)
7312727 Retainer (Rear Sight Elevation Pinion Assy)
7312731 Lock (Rear Sight Windage Knob Assy)
7312732 Spring (Rear Sight Elevation Pinion Assy)
7312735 Knob (Rear Sight Windage Knob Assy)
7312736 Pinion (Rear Sight Elevation Pinion Assy)
11010362 Dog Assy (Rear Sight Elevation Pinion Assy)
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:53 PM
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Interesting. So the triggers I have with raised numbers (46, 69, etc), are those likely m14 parts too?
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:02 PM
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Interesting. So the triggers I have with raised numbers (46, 69, etc), are those likely m14 parts too?
No, those markings are indicative of SA forging marks from WWII Garands,and as I mentioned these forging marks are also found on other internal small parts. SA was the only ones that had those markings, all during WWII.
Edit: Some of these forged marked triggers have shown up on Post War SA Garands too.
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Old 08-10-2020, 09:20 PM
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Oooohh. Now I get it. Totally misread the first response. Thanks so much.
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