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One of my goals has been to own one each of the post war SA's in 100,000 serial number incements as in 4.2, 4.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, etc. Well, one of the tough ones has been the 5.2 million serial number SA's. According to Scott Duff's second book, "The M1 Garand, Post World War II" on page 76, there should have been 21,753 SA's built in the 5.2 serial number range, the rest of the 5.2 serial block having been assigned to IHC. I have been watching the CMP North Store for a 5.2 SA for about five years now.

So here it is. I found this one in the field grade rack. Even Bob at the counter was a little suprised. He said, "You don't see many of these!" The receiver has what appears to be it's original barrel. The only other "correct" parts are the op-rod, gas cylinder, front sight, and trigger guard. One weird part was an early Winchester CM marked rear sight aperature. (That already got traded for a gas trap era numbered aperature.) The trigger group had a HRA housing, IHC hammer, and the SA trigger guard. This one is going to take a while to make "correct", but it took five years to even find one, so I can take my time making it correct.

 

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Nice snag JAS.... :thumbsup: Man I'm glad I'm 2 hours 15 minutes from the north store........
 

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5.2 Springfield Garands..............

Would number 5,299,xxx for a Springfield be what we are talking about. I checked my M1's and I'll be darn there it was. It is all correct to. I can't believe they only made 21,xxx and I have one. Rog
 
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