Last edited by MAP; 03-02-2015 at 04:17 PM.
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)
Looking at the finish of the metal, as opposed to the wear of the stock, I'd venture this was more likely someone making a "correct" rifle from parts, rather than an original armory rifle.
47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog
I'll take a guess as to the 'NM' marks meaning
'National Match'. I believe the sights have
been altered for this purpose and it's
a very fine rifle........!
THE stock seems to be original SA E,MCF is the correct range 700,000-1,860,000 cartouche look good the gas cylinder lock screw to me looks like a repo not original different color but i might be wrong its far from original with the sights being swaped out no lock bars/ on rear sight front sight has been replaced seems bolt is correct for the serial number theres no pics of the trigger group that would tell a lot prob worth a 1000 bucks it has the original barrel that gives is some more value
The cartouche stands for "Springfield Armory Earl Mc Farland". He was a colonel, commanding officer of the Springfield factory in '42-'43.
Bolt looks to be stamped RIA and the gas cylinder plug is the earlier single slot not the later phillips type Finish looks redone< but that may be the flash. Back in the day shooters at the big could have their personal rifles upgraded by military armorers The rifle looks enhanced to me NO EXPERT