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Author:  Correspondent [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 15:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Serial numbers

Had a quick look through the forum itself but not seen anything relevant so here goes ..

A friend of mine wants a .30 cal for his jeep ... but wants to know if there is a serial number reference guide so he can be sure he buys a WWII (or earlier) dated one .. are there any lists anywhere please .. ??

Author:  m3bobby [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 14:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Serial numbers

As far as I'm aware the 1919A4 production ended in 1945 and post 1945 the A4s were Arsenal Rebuilt or new 1919A6s were made. If I remember correctly the last 1919A4s by Saginaw were in the late 700,000 range and the A6s started in the late 700,000 early 800,000 range.

Author:  Correspondent [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 16:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Serial numbers

Thanks .. I will pass that on .. I think he is going to Stoneleigh as he has the money it seems and is keen to get one for his jeep as I say ...

Author:  dansubaru [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 17:39 pm ]
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I have put a couple of WW2 1919's up on Milweb yesterday, useful if he can't get a cheap one at the show.

Author:  Correspondent [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 19:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Serial numbers

LOL .. ok .. do you have a link please, save me searching, I will print the page off and take it to him, seeing him tomorrow ... thnaks

Author:  Correspondent [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 20:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Serial numbers

Hi .. its OK I got them thanks ..

Author:  2ad82recon [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 21:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Serial numbers

Allan make sure it hasn't been Israelied......converted to 7.92 got a hideous post war booster on.....or been FARBed up

Regards

Lloyd

Author:  Correspondent [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 21:52 pm ]
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Thanks Lloyd, I rang Peter to tell him about the info received, he asked me about anomalies, all info greatly appreciated .. !!

Author:  m3bobby [ Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:26 pm ]
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The Israeli guns were 7.62 NATO rather than 7.92mm. To be honest, the booster is an American .30 GI booster modified by bushing the centre to reduce the diameter and increase the back pressure. There were 2 boosters, the one piece and 2 piece, also 2 different diameter holes for M1 and M2 ammo.

The only real differences between a GI .30 and a Izzy gun is the rear sight bracket has a tab guard welded on, a 7.62mm marked bolt, modified booster, modified top cover, markings, wider belt pawl and the trunion was bored out and relined for the pintle. All these mods are either hidden or can be removed except for markings and the wider belt pawl which not many people would notice.

Author:  gulfstateguard [ Sat Aug 22, 2015 20:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Serial numbers

There were small numbers of A6 guns built for Korea by RIA (Rock Island Arsenal)and Saco Lowell (SAK) most guns will be WW2 or possibly pre war conversions. WW2 Would be Saginaw, Buffalo Arms, Border City Industries (Saginaw gear plant in Canada) Rock Island Arsenal. WW1 1917s converted using RIA produced parts will be New England Westinghouse, Remington, and a very few Colt guns. If anyone comes across a Colt 1917, 17a1, or 1919a4 or A6 Please contact me. Would love to document it for the 1919tech sight. They produced very few 1917s because the US govt did not want them to stop production of the Vickers to tool up for the 1917 Brownings

Author:  gulfstateguard [ Thu Nov 26, 2015 18:17 pm ]
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Have found a Colt gun, hope to examine it in near future. One of about 2,700 built. Never know what will show up. It a deactivated through excessive welding. Welded things really didnt need to.

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