M14 Forum banner

New SA Service Grade arrived

2564 Views 29 Replies 24 Participants Last post by  musketjon
FedEx showed up this morning, and the same guy who has been coming to my house every now and then over the past four years had a long rectangular box in his hands. Based upon past trips, delivery man knew exactly what it was (as did I).

Had received two field grades this past Spring, both of which had reparked grade receivers with eventually no parking on any of the other parts, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Boy, what a difference $100 makes! Received a December '41, six-digit SA. Reparked, but so were all of the other parts so all matched. Had a 10/53 LMR barrel: TE 3, MW 1. All other parts were nicely parked, and in good shape. Except for barrel and rear sight (DRC), I believe everything was SA. New commercial walnut furniture, but no CMP cartouche.

Very pleased. Thank you CMP.

See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 5
1 - 3 of 30 Posts
Duce, LMR was a SA sub-contractor in Birmingham Alabama during the 50's. It was a small shop and they were known for the outstanding barrels they made. If yours is in good shape be proud of it.

From a Garand collectors asso. Journal article .
All this time I thought they supplied barrels for IHC and H&R?
This barrel (10/53) is not original to the receiver (12/41). No doubt a take-off from another receiver (mostly likely IHC or H&R).
Funny, there was some argument next door not long ago, with regards too IHC and the late LMR barrels used in H&R rifles. Anyway the argument was you could tell what rifle maker the LMR barrel came off from the location where the barrel was proof marked and prickpunched.

I didn't buy it then, and I'm not know.
1 - 3 of 30 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.