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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote m1a1fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2018 at 8:58pm
Yup, the wagon wheel found on an M1A1 butt plate. Can you check and see if correct? Think there is more information. If so, we should start a new thread so the blanks can be filled in.
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I can't compare it one today. Could take closer pics of the wheel on the housing if someone else wants to compare. My camera isn't the best.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote New2brass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2018 at 9:45pm
SMI (Saginaw Malleable Iron) was the supplier of M1A1 buttplate castings.
Their symbol looks like a wagon wheel.
8 spokes instead of 6, but 6 spoke wagon wheel seems consistent in their castings


The wagon wheel is not an indication of Armasteel, it is the foundry symbol of SGMI. SGMI had different formulas and Armasteel was one of them.
 
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Notice the 9 instead of the 3 in other picture. Hmm, sound familiar?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote m1a1fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 10 2018 at 8:58am
A wagon wheel, B-197491 and then a number. Great find! Fonts looks similar to those on a butt plate
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m1a1fan, is there a number on the bottom of the gas cylinder?
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@navinator - thanks for the link

@arthur - I have seen the gas cylinder and barrel flat marks on #18 but this one doesn’t have any of them. No markings on the gas cylinder. No markings on barrel flat. Piston nut looks like a type 1. It is unstaked. Piston has four circular marks on it but is unmarked.
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