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drill sergeant
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Posted - 06/20/2007 :  2:07:03 PM  Show Profile Send drill sergeant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hare posted this question on another site, but no one had ever seen one like this. Anyone here familiar with this?






Note the "Flaming Bomb" far right. This handguard is from an SG Bavarian that can be seen at the site detaqiled in the Bavarian section of this site.


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Hollywood
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Posted - 07/03/2007 :  09:28:05 AM  Show Profile Send Hollywood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Probably lateral transfer from Rock-Ola (RSG) to Robert Irwin company (IR-IP).
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m1mike
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Posted - 07/03/2007 :  8:48:22 PM  Show Profile Send m1mike a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I will give you $10 for it..... Just kidding.... I guess you can find all kinds of strange stuff. Things were kinda confusing during WW II. Thanks for the photo.


Edited by - m1mike on 07/03/2007 8:49:01 PM
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Newscotlander
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  09:04:15 AM  Show Profile Send Newscotlander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Drill Sargent, Can I use your picture of the hand guard in the Carbine Club newletter? I tried to email you, but can't.
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WarBaby
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  2:36:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit WarBaby's Homepage Send WarBaby a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Newscotlander

Drill Sargent, Can I use your picture of the hand guard in the Carbine Club newletter? I tried to email you, but can't.

Ill be more than happy to forward your message to him.

WarBaby
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Newscotlander
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  4:20:11 PM  Show Profile Send Newscotlander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you.
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drill sergeant
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  9:27:49 PM  Show Profile Send drill sergeant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Newscotlander:

Please feel free to use the photo for the Carbine Club newsletter. Please post the results (if any) on this site. Thanks for the courtesy of your question.
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Newscotlander
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Posted - 02/14/2008 :  10:40:50 PM  Show Profile Send Newscotlander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you.
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painter777
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USA
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Posted - 07/29/2008 :  5:51:53 PM  Show Profile Send painter777 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The R in RSG doesn't stand for Rock-Ola. The R in RSG stands for the Robert Irwin Co, they were a furniture company and the prime contractor for building stocks for Saginaw. Here is a picture of a type II oval cut Hi-Wood made for S'G' by the Robert Irwin Co, stamped RSG in the slingwell.
Please note the 2 wood patches or repairs done by them, being a furniture manufacturer this would have been an easy task for them to salvage a valuable piece of usable War time walnut.
RSG-S'G' stock:
Boxed S'G' and CC:
Pick up a RMC stock and compare it to a RSG and you'll notice quite a difference.
The handguard above I've seen one like it before but it didn't have the ordnance bomb, or atleast it wasn't visible.
My thoughts are that it might be one left over from the IR-IP line that got stamped RSG when S'G' took over the cancelled IP contract. S'G' was using anything that passed inspections from the leftover IP parts.
A rare piece it is, nice find and thanks for sharing.

Regards
Charlie-painter777

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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 07/30/2008 :  08:29:49 AM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think Painter has it right. Looks like an IP handguard that Saginaw decided to use after it got inspected to make sure it was up to snuff.

OGCA Lifer, 03 Cruffler
son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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norwich93
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Posted - 07/26/2009 :  1:34:01 PM  Show Profile Send norwich93 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Definitely an early IP handguard, I would willing to say this was a worker who tested the new RSG stamp on the handguard right after Pedersen lost their contract or it was an error at the factory. Either way it is a cool piece to hold on to.
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