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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

This came from the estate of a Marine who retired in 1968. Is any of it military?

thanks for any and all feedback

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

FS! You are now all set to go into the OLD STOCK parts business. There has to be a demand for some of these!!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

FS! You are now all set to go into the OLD STOCK parts business. There has to be a demand for some of these!!


I love this piece: no idea what it's for:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

I love this piece: no idea what it's for:

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Possibly the nomenclature plate off of a hand-cart or trolley? :think:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

This came from the estate of a Marine who retired in 1968. Is any of it military?

thanks for any and all feedback

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M14 stock?!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

M1 Garand stock....And that is an AWESOME group of stuff....lots of neat goodies there, all sorts of military gun parts, springs, nice brass bore inspectors, oil bottles, cleaning gear....wish I had found it!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

There are two of these:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

M1 Garand stock....And that is an AWESOME group of stuff....lots of neat goodies there, all sorts of military gun parts, springs, nice brass bore inspectors, oil bottles, cleaning gear....wish I had found it!


What are those things that look like barrels - any ideas?

thanks!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

The two brass tubular things with the blocks on the end...those are first model bore inspectors...there should be a mirror set at a 45 deg angle inside the block...you put the tube part into the chamber, and it allosw you to view the bore from the side...later ones were parkerized steel...

If you mean the things with the Garand stock, those are Garand op rods....

Edited by pzjgr, 19 March 2012 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

Good find, there are 1911 .45 ACP parts, 1903(A-3) Springfield parts, M-1 Garand parts and BMG 1919 parts. Headspace gauges for 30.06, throat errosion gauge for 30.06 and looks to be barrel crowning tools. Canvas pouch is for M-1 Garand cleaning rod(WWII).

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

I've been searching around online and those M1911 22 cal. conversion kits were used by the Marines.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

Good find, there are 1911 .45 ACP parts, 1903(A-3) Springfield parts, M-1 Garand parts and BMG 1919 parts. Headspace gauges for 30.06, throat errosion gauge for 30.06 and looks to be barrel crowning tools. Canvas pouch is for M-1 Garand cleaning rod(WWII).


Thanks - here's some closeups:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

If you mean the things with the Garand stock, those are Garand op rods....

I just looked those up on ebay - dang, I need to get them listed!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

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Did you see what else came in the same boxes: http://www.usmilitar...d...=138878&hl=

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

I see some headspace gauges, TE gauges...all great ordnance stuff...

As far as the op-rods...looks like they are post war, with the stress relieving cut...the drawing numbers would really tell the tale as to time period. They are good pieces, and not cheap generally, but the ones that really fetch the money are wartime unmodified op-rods...

A good slant cut unmodified Winchester rod is worth its weight in gold....

I think your plaque is off a truck, literally, probably a mobile ordnance workshop truck...

Its a sweet grouping all the way around, but a gold mine for an ordnance nut like me!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

If you mean the things with the Garand stock, those are Garand op rods....


I looked up the numbers on them (all the same) and they are the M1 Garand 653582SA op rod as manufactured by Springfield Armory during the early 1950's for Korean War and later production.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

Thanks - here's some closeups:


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The piece with the handle and red stripe may be a tool for turning the windage and elevation knobs in the M1 rear sight.Top down 2 headspace guages,2 M1 Garand gas cylinder plug guages,a breech bore guage for checking throat erosion,2 more headspace guages,the circular piece with the hole in it is a ring guage for barrel diameter at the gas port I'm guessing for the M1 rifle.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

Please let us know when you get some of these items posted for sale.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

I love this piece: no idea what it's for:

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It's the tag, by the way.


This is the only piece I want. Can I make you first offer? :wink2:

Mike

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

Those .22 kits are really nice...probably $500-$550 each easy!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

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It's the tag, by the way.
This is the only piece I want. Can I make you first offer? :wink2:

Mike


I imagine that went on the back door of an M7A2 small arms repair truck, which looked like this:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

I got around to sorting through those boxes and made nice neat photos of mystery metal.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:53 PM

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