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    Possible M1C Garand?

    Is there anyway to verify a M1C Garand? I found this local, the serial number falls in the known serial number range from my understanding. I know the scope is wrong, this one is a 84m. I can get it for a little more than what the scope would cost. The stock has been checkered by someone. The guy has it marked as a 1941 Springfield but that is wrong. I only took a couple of pics, really wasn't interested until I found out it could be a M1C. What would be a value on this one.

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    You need to do some research. Genuine M1C rifles were within a fairly specific serial number range. The scope mounts would also usually have the rifle's serial number on it with an electric pencil. If the rifle is out of the serial number range then most likely it's made up by someone later. The 1952 date barrel is likely an arsenal replacement.

    Genuine M1C rifles bring substantial money but for top value it needs to have provenance...usually a DCM sales invoice.
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    The problem is no documentation. It is worth what the gun and scope value is for you. These rifles are faked often..
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    There is a M1C verification service, but no longer have the information on who has it.

    A few M1C Rifles were made up in the 1951/52 time period.
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    The serial number on the receiver would date to March 1945; but the serial number looks odd...

    Here were my four:


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    Good pictures of the scope mount would help. I've seen lots of Bubba built M1cs and Ds.
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    Some mentally ill patient checkered that rifle? Never do anything that can't be un-done.
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    The M1D's were rebuilds of existing rifles and really nothing but a standard receiver fitted with a barrel with a single point attachment for a scope mount, but the M1C was purpose built. A M1D barrel and you are in business. Not easy to drill and tap the heat treated receiver for the M1C mount. This consisted of three threaded holes and two tapered holes for pins. The M1C receivers were originally D&T'd for the mount before they were heat treated.


    As others mentioned, a picture of the mount would have been most helpful.
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    Pictures of the mount, looks like the serial number on the mount matches the serial number on the gun.

    mount.jpgmount 1.jpgmount 2.jpg Another number on the mount, not sure what it is.
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    If you can get it for just a little more than the scope's value, why not buy it and do some research. If its correct, you win, if its wrong, you have very little to lose.


 
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