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Old May 14th, 2020, 06:40 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if any of the 2 to a can from various manufactures could contain the early style cylinder with no lip? I am thinking not. However, I have a couple cans with no date and figured they may be early on.

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Old May 14th, 2020, 07:24 PM   #2
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What are the part numbers or Federal Stock Numbers?

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Old May 14th, 2020, 08:39 PM   #3
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Kurt, they are marked 1005-790-8766-B053

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Theoretically, that is the correct number for the revised part.

However, it is also possible that existing no-lip cylinders were used until the supply was exhausted. Not having contract number usually means the parts were included with the rifle contract. Not having a date is odd.

There is only one way to find out. No lip cylinders are perfect for unitizing or for EBR builds.

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That never crossed my mind, narrow as it is. I have three or four of them which I now have a purpose for.

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Theoretically, that is the correct number for the revised part.

However, it is also possible that existing no-lip cylinders were used until the supply was exhausted. Not having contract number usually means the parts were included with the rifle contract. Not having a date is odd.

There is only one way to find out. No lip cylinders are perfect for unitizing or for EBR builds.
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You are 100 percent correct, I opened a tube of Winchester gas cylinders dated 62' if I recall correctly and they were no lip. That date I believe would have been the time they were manufacturing the gas cylinder with the lip.

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I recently came into possession of a unified AMU screw and glue, no-lip g/c. It's going on a new build, so we'll see how it works out. -Lloyd

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Old May 15th, 2020, 02:15 PM   #8
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Theoretically, that is the correct number for the revised part.

However, it is also possible that existing no-lip cylinders were used until the supply was exhausted. Not having contract number usually means the parts were included with the rifle contract. Not having a date is odd.

There is only one way to find out. No lip cylinders are perfect for unitizing or for EBR builds.
I thought so as well in regard to not having a date, both tubes are SA marked but no date like the Winnie I have that is clearly date stamped.

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hi doc,
could you please xray this here tube for me.
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Old May 15th, 2020, 05:40 PM   #10
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I opened a can of early no-lip gas cylinders to use on my T44E4. Will check date...

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Old May 15th, 2020, 05:45 PM   #11
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My can of early gas cylinders reads as follows...

1006-614-7260-8063 could be B053? for the last set of #'s , label is worn a bit
CYLINDERS GAS
DA 19-020-ORD-4921
H & R INC MFG/CONTR
A-1A 12/60

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This is how both are marked
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I have one of those undated cans from SA. Let us know what you find in it.

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I suspect you will find gas cylinders with the lip. Springfield Armory, being the miltary's armory, was careful about the markings they placed on packaging.

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Old May 16th, 2020, 12:19 PM   #15
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My can of SA gas cylinders looks like this. I am pretty sure these will have the lip.
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