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Lend Lease M1 Garands to Britain

Started by arnhem44mad , Apr 21 2017 02:32 AM

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#1 arnhem44mad

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:32 AM

Anyone know what serial number rsnge were the ones used for this?

Or most likely to have been used?

Any markings to look for?

I have spoken to one member who has one.

I live in the UK so can really only hope to find Deactivated m1 garands, or get a licence and have a single shot/straight pull M1 Garand.

However I would love to own one of these and hopefully find out some nore information about them!

Scott

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:50 AM

There have been several articles written about them, but the majority of them will fall in the 300-600k range. A tell tale sign for you to look for would be the red band painted on the handguard. Of course it should also have early sights, GHS cartouche, and front sight seal unless it has been modified or changed.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:55 AM

Here's a video someone produced on a lend lease Garands. 

 

There are three for sale right now on gunbroker and you can look at them and see some of the characteristics of a LLG.  Non have red bands because most were sanded off years ago and if you do happen to find one with a legit red band it will sell in the 5K+ range.  Red bands are faked and flush nut sights are reproduced so be wary if you are looking for one.  LLG's were not uniformly marked and the markings you see on one may not appear on another. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:17 PM

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:09 PM

Front sight seal?

What is this guys

Thanks!

Scott

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

It's a metal seal that went over the screw that removes the front sight.  All early Garands had them.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:11 PM

So your saying, the red band adds to the value? I have one, there is no red band but there are tiny flecks of red paint internally.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:23 PM

Here is the front sight screw cap on my rifle. It is a 400,000 serial number gun. 

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Posted Today, 04:47 PM

I have a lend lease gun that is in the 529,000 no. range.It only has a couple specs of red paint left.All matching but came from a house that had pretty much fell in.It sat barrel down.so the end of the barrel was rusted shut.



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Posted Today, 06:10 PM

Yes the red band and remnants of red paint add to the value.




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