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hiker12
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Posted - 01/08/2014 :  7:29:32 PM  Show Profile Send hiker12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Came across a 1942 winchester garand that looks very collectable. Looks to have been arsenal reworked at one point. Reciever and barrel correct, good wood with proper markings. noticed the reciever had a two tone in color. The whole back half of reciever was black by the serial # and the rest natural military parkerized finish. Could this indicate a arsenal repair to the reciever.
If this is a arsenal repair would this be a acceptable repair . Has anyone come across this before. Any input would be helpful. Thank you in advanced .

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swampmolly
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  09:04:00 AM  Show Profile Send swampmolly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I suppose it could be a de-milled receiver that was welded back together. Do you have any pictures?
SM
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hiker12
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  1:29:43 PM  Show Profile Send hiker12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Swampmolly thank you for the reply. I ended up finding out that it must to have had a small repair done by the arsenal. The work that was done was good but the finish was obviosly not right.Looking for a collectable not another shooter.Talk to you later thanks again
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BQ97
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Posted - 01/09/2014 :  5:51:15 PM  Show Profile Send BQ97 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In all likelihood you have a receiver that was annealed by dipping the rear portion into molten lead. Very common on WWII and earlier M1 Garand receivers.

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swampmolly
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Posted - 01/10/2014 :  1:47:51 PM  Show Profile Send swampmolly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A nice little lesson in metallurgy if you read about it.
SM
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hiker12
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USA
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Posted - 01/11/2014 :  11:11:44 AM  Show Profile Send hiker12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys for the info and I learned something today.Was this process done on the m1 carbine as well or strickly the garand. What book or web site has more on this process. hiker12
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swampmolly
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USA
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Posted - 01/11/2014 :  12:27:39 PM  Show Profile Send swampmolly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hiker, just google - metallurgy terms, annealing.
It all makes sense. You can also find more info by asking why some M1 garands have dis-colored receivers. From what I read some of the early receivers, were to hard and were cracking at the back end so the softened that part by annealing.
SM
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hiker12
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USA
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Posted - 01/11/2014 :  12:34:54 PM  Show Profile Send hiker12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks swampmolly will do just that.
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Tuna
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Posted - 01/11/2014 :  9:21:00 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Carbines were never lead dipped. But if you do find a carbine that in the mid section area seems to be two different colors stay away from it. The odds are it was demilled by cutting then weld together again. Where it was welded will not take Parkerizing or bluing like the rest of the carbine will. There are some M1 Garand's like this too so keep and eye out for them.
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hiker12
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Posted - 01/11/2014 :  10:23:37 PM  Show Profile Send hiker12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
good point tuna thanks alot.
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warder
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Posted - 01/17/2016 :  6:05:46 PM  Show Profile Send warder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hiker12

Thanks guys for the info and I learned something today.Was this process done on the m1 carbine as well or strickly the garand. What book or web site has more on this process. hiker12



It was strictly Garand. There was a problem in a certain serial number range where the receiver was brittle in that area.
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