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#1 S1991

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Hello,

I have a question, how can you recognize original WWII Garand Enbloc clips.
I know clips made by MBZ are Dutch post war manufactured ones.

Thanks for the help!

#2 damilitariaguy

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

I have the same Question :)

Edited by damilitariaguy, 14 October 2012 - 11:31 AM.


#3 shtur

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

Try a search for Wolfie's M1 clips. WRA marked enbloc's were only made to the end of WWII.

#4 thorin6

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

According to a PDF that I downloaded several months ago, the following are WWII
SA (Springfield Armory) (post-war are unmarked)
WRA (Winchester)
B-W (Borg Warner numbers 1-10) (BR-W are post-war)
IS (International Silver)
S or SW (Stanley Works)
AMP (All Metal Products)
WEP (Wade Electronic Products)
NW (Northwestern Metal Products)
f (Fedders Manufacturing)
C (Lerio Patent Cup Company)
I can't vouch for the complete accuracy of this list, but it is the best I've come up with.

#5 gap

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

BR-W are not necessarily post-war. There is very strong evidence that BR-W 2 en blocs were manufactured during WW2.

Edited by gap, 16 October 2012 - 07:00 PM.


#6 tsellati

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:56 AM

Another interesting point about the WWII era Springfield Armory enbloc clips is the variations in manufacture one can find. For instance, some clips have a small bar above and below the "SA" -

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/1945%20M1%20Garand/SAwithbaraboveandbelow.jpg

Then there is the tall font and the short font variants -

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/1945%20M1%20Garand/SAtall.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/1945%20M1%20Garand/SAshort.jpg

There may also be more variations on a theme floating out there.

Tim

#7 jeremy69

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

Don't forget that the really early ones have the two notches cut through, not indented like most you see are


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