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Old March 6th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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I have a CMP SA M1 Garand in the 5.4 million range. The barrel has all of the normal markings such as drawing number the date of manufacture (12/1954) etc......but it also has a larger font size "1" or upside down "T" (?) overstamped on the drawing number and it also has three of the same size "P"s stamped on it.......what did this mean? Also, since I'm asking questions, the best I can figure is that it was either made in Dec '54 or the first part of '55. Any ideas, thanks for the help.

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what is the drawing number on the barrel? fatso rocky

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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:49 AM   #4
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(1) SA (P)F6535448 12 54 MD 45 (P) M (P)

The first P is actually stamped over the "F." Thanks.


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Old March 7th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #5
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I've seen 5.4s with barrels from 12/54 to 4/55. I would think they were assembled in 1955 for the most part, hopefully someone who follows serial numbers closer than I do will respond here.

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I'm no expert by any means, but I believe that the "T" would be used for targeted assembled factory rifles (and not uninstalled barrels). The "P"s are for being proof fired, but with 3, I don't know. Any punch marks near the numbers?

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I have a SA 5.91 with a 8/55 barrel this rifle has 4 T stamps and was proof fired twice, why was a original rec/barrel/bolt proof fired a second time. Why was a hardly used rifle sent for rebuild? Currently the T/E is under 1.5 and the M/E well under 1.
I know with the T stamp on the barrel the rifle was targeted, my rifle is T stamped on the op-rod saddle barrel for passing the op-rod tilt test. The lower left corner on the reciever just under the stock line, why here? also on the underside of the bolt. I can explain the two but the other two T stampings have me scratching my head?
Could my rifle have been selected to go to Camp Perry for the National Matches? There are quite a few NM rifles in this ser number block but in my rifles case I think its wishfull thinking my rifle could have been targeted as a posible NM rifle, in the end it didn't meet NM standards.
My rifle is a 12/65 LEAD rebuild what was rebuilt I have no clue eveything is correct but, a SA 7790722 op-rod and a NM nonhooded aperture and a Overton Burch replacement stock, can someone explain that?
If only they could tell there own story?

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