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DuffyFL
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  8:34:02 PM  Show Profile Send DuffyFL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bought a m1 from a guy at work and trying to research it, the serial number is 43231 and has a8_42 on the barrel, does this seem authentic?

hunterman1
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  9:05:49 PM  Show Profile Send hunterman1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The barrel date is within the range expected for your serial number, so the barrel could be original to the receiver. Does the barrel have a long skirt or short skirt? (see this page: You must be logged in to see this link.)
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DuffyFL
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  9:17:11 PM  Show Profile Send DuffyFL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I believe its a short skirt
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Tuna
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  9:30:12 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That date it would have been a long shirt on it. It's an early one for sure. Does it have a flip rear sight or an adjustable one? The barrel band is it one for a bayonet or not? Pictures, we need pictures!!!!! Please?????
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DuffyFL
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  10:19:16 PM  Show Profile Send DuffyFL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It has a bayonet lug and came with a bayonet, a USM8A1, and I took some pictures but not sure how to upload them on this forum. I just spent 8 hours cleaning it and looking at the pics it may be a long skirt on it.
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hunterman1
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  10:56:24 PM  Show Profile Send hunterman1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here the pictures of the carbine

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Jackp
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USA
1070 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2018 :  2:50:41 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice looking carbine! The flip safety, mag catch, adjustable rear sight and bayonet lug tells us that it has been upgraded with mostly later parts, which is good for reliability and accuracy. The operating slide however, appears to be an earlier type but it should work okay. A later slide might reduce extraction/ejection problems if you should have them. These are some of parts that were improved during WW2 and were usually installed whenever a carbine was updated at a U.S. arsenal. As Hunterman mentioned, it looks like you still have the original barrel. Did you notice any markings on the stock? Check for markings inside the sling well. It looks to be a later type as well.

JackP
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DuffyFL
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2018 :  3:39:55 PM  Show Profile Send DuffyFL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a "SA" stamped on the stock, it's the only markings I see.
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Jackp
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2018 :  6:58:10 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's a Springfield Armory (postwar) pot belly stock. Probably the best for accuracy.

JackP
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DuffyFL
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2018 :  5:14:33 PM  Show Profile Send DuffyFL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
thanks for all the info everyone, the more I learn about it the more excited I get. I Ordered a WWII USMC butt stock magazine pouch from a collector, and a few boxes of rounds. when I break it down again I will get pictures of everything and post them. Thanks again, Semper Fi
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