M1 Garand Armory

M1 Garand Stocks

M1 Garand Stocks and the Inspector Stamps

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WRA/RS Col. Robert Sears

S/N 100,101-120,000 July 1940- July 1941 W.R.A. / R.S. (Winchester Repeating Arms / Robert Sears). Stamp is 1" by 1". Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .47" in diameter. A 2 or 3 digit number was stamped on the front face of the stock. This was covered by the ferrule.

WRA/WB Col Waldemar Broberg

S/N 120,000- 132,000 July 1941- December 1941 W.R.A. / W.B. in box (Winchester Repeating Arms / Waldemar Bromberg). Stamp is 1" by 1". Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .47" in diameter. A 2 or 3 digit number was stamped on the front face of the stock. This was covered by the ferrule.

WRA/WB Col. Waldemar to end of Production

S/N 132,000- 1,210,000 December 1941- June 1942 W.R.A. / W.B. not in box. (Winchester Repeating Arms / Waldemar Bromberg). Stamp is 1" by 1". Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .47" in diameter. A 2 or 3 digit number was stamped on the front face of the stock. This was covered by the ferrule.

WRA/GHD Col. Guy H. Drewry

S/N 1,210,000-1,260,000. June 1942- October 1942 WRA / GHD (Winchester Repeating Arms / Guy H. Drewry). Stamp is 1" by 1". Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .47" in diameter. A 2 or 3 digit number was stamped on the front face of the stock. This was covered by the ferrule.

S/N 1,260,000-2,536,000 October 1942- July 1945. WRA / GHD (Winchester Repeating Arms / Guy H. Drewry). Stamp is .81" by .81". Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .47" in diameter. A 2 or 3 digit number was stamped on the front face of the stock. This was covered by the ferrule.

SA/SPG Col. S.P. Gibbs 1936

S. A. / S. P. G. (Springfield Armory / Stanley P. Gibbs, Inspector). Dimensions are .75" by .81".
There are 2 versions of the S.A./S.P.G. stamp: This version is almost square with rounded corners and shorter lettering. There is also a more rectangular version with taller lettering. Mr. Gibbs used it on Post WW2 rebuilds.
Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark on the pistol grip. Take your pick of which version was used, with or without serifs.
The drawing number D28292 was on the stock between the pistol grip and the hole for the sling loop.
The front hand guard had the drawing number C46006. The rear hand guard had the drawing number C46005.

S/N 81-3,888,081. Rebuild program. December 1947-June 1950
S. A. / S.P.G. (Springfield Armory / Stanley P. Gibbs). S/N 1 WAS NOT REBUILT. IT IS IN THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MUSEUM. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

SA/GHS Col. Gilbert H. Stewart

S/N 78,000- 84,000, October 1940- November 1940.
S. A. / G.H.S. (Springfield Armory / Gilbert H. Stewart, Commanding Officer) The other stamp used on the stocks was the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip.
There are 2 versions of this stamp: This square version with shorter lettering, and a rectangular version with taller lettering.

S/N 78,000- 588,000 October 1940- April 1942.
S. A. / G.H.S. (Springfield Armory / Gilbert H. Stewart, Commanding Officer) Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .72" in diameter.

S/N 377,000- 691,000, November 1941 - June 1942.
S. A. / G.H.S. (Springfield Armory / Gilbert H. Stewart, Commanding Officer) Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter.

DOD Acceptance " Eagle stamp, boxed.

S/N 4,320,000-6,099,905 Springfield June 1953-June 1957
Department of Defense Acceptance Stamp (Eagle with 3 stars) .50" by .50". Other stamp used on the stocks was the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip.

S/N 5,561,000 International Harvester - end of production Department of Defense Acceptance Stamp, 1/2" by 1/2" on left side of stock. The other stamp used was the circle 'P' proof mark, without serifs.

DOD Acceptance 3/8" eagle stamp, boxed.

S/N 4,661,000 - 5,609,000 Internation harvester
Department of Defense Acceptance Stamp, 3/8" by 3/8" on left side of stock. The other stamp used was the circle 'P' proof mark, without serifs.

SA/EMcF Col. Earl McFarland

S/N 665,000 - 730,000 June 1942 - July 1942
S. A. / E.McF. (Springfield Armory / Earl McFarland). Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .72" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

The large Ordnance Wheel continued to be used occasionally with the S.A./E.McF., S.A./G.A.W., AND S.A./N.F.R. cartouches until WWII ended.
There are no specific serial number ranges for its use.

S/N 665,000- 2,092,000 June 1942-October 1943
S. A. / E.McF. (Springfield Armory / Earl McFarland). Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

SA/GAW Col. George A. Woody

S/N 1,978,000-3,627,000 August 1943- March 1945
S. A. / G.A.W. (Springfield Armory / George A. Woody). Even though George A. Woody died in August 1944, his inspection stamps remained in the Stamp Racks until March of 1945. An overlap with the SA/NFR stamp. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

SA/NFR General Norman F. Ramsey

S/N 3,272,000-3,888,081 November 1944- November 1945
S. A. / N.F.R. (Springfield Armory / Norman F. Ramsey). This was the end of WW2 production. Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

SA/JLG Col. James L. Guion

S/N 4,200,000-4,350,000 July 1950- September 1953
S. A. / J.L.G. (Springfield Armory / James L. Guidon). Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter.

SA/SHM Col. Steven H. MacGregor

S/N 81-3,888,081 Rebuild program. November 1945-December 1947
S. A. / S.H.M. (Springfield Armory / Steven H. McGregor). Other stamps used on the stocks were the circled 'P' proof mark (with serifs) on the pistol grip, and the Ordnance Wheel with Crossed Cannons. The wheel was .437" in diameter. A small .188" Ordnance Wheel was stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip.

Large SA Crossed Cannons

Used on various Stocks see above

Small SA Crossed Cannons

See above

Winchester Crossed Cannons

See above

Stock Proof P Sans Serif in " Circle

Used by SA throughout production

Stock Proof P without Serif in " Circle

Used by various manufacures see above

3/16 Ordnance Escutcheon

SA only see above