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M1 for opinion please

Article about: Good evening gents, I would like to submit this M1 for the opinion of the membership plese. I have my opinion but don't want to point either way. Suffice it to say that I would like to know

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    Good evening gents,

    I would like to submit this M1 for the opinion of the membership please. I have my opinion but don't want to point either way. Suffice it to say that I would like to know what others think!

    The liner is what I take for the darker smoother early olive drab and the shell has a low heatstamp.

    It has the patina of age for sure but very little of wear. The drawstring looked wrong to me and like what I at first thought was para cord but is not and it passes a burn test. What do you lot reckon to what appears to be an early fixed bale example?

    Regards

    Mark
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    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    I like it . It ticks all the correct box's to me.
    regards
    Rod

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    Is it yours Mark?nice early set you've found Bud.
    With Regards Jake.

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Is it yours Mark?nice early set you've found Bud.
    Yes Jake, I have it in my sweaty mitts!

    This is likely the piece to satisfy my aim as far as M1s are concerned (or maybe not?)

    It came from the family of a vet in the US via my daughter who is currently posted to Washington DC. Unfortunately the vet is long dead and this came up after his wife who had remarried died so the trail is cold I'm afraid.

    I reckon it dates from late '42 to early '43. Am I in the right area?

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Mid 42 for the shell would be my guess. Sure Jake and others know better!

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    All parts date to 1942,don't sell it there are some rare bits with this setup Mark.
    With Regards Jake.

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    Yes, you have an early wire buckle headband worth anywhere between $35-$115.
    Also the liner chinstrap appears to be a green buckle worth $60-$100.

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