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Old 05-05-2021, 07:06 AM
JT76 JT76 is offline
 
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Default 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?
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:38 AM
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if i remember from reports on the forum, not an abundance of matching brackets.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:49 AM
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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.
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:12 AM
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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?
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:52 AM
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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.
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:08 AM
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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!
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:49 AM
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My M1C came with an unnumbered base, but I suspect it is a replacement added during rebuild. Possibly by the Greeks.
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:04 PM
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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.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:44 PM
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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!

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Old 05-08-2021, 11:35 AM
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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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