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My luck of the draw war babies

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    Posted: Jul 16 2017 at 5:50pm
I managed to get two nice post war rebuilds from the CMP several years ago.  I cleaned them up and oild the stock; that's all.  I was thinking about doing restorations but I think they are fine the way they are.
1st one I bought was supposed to be an Inland but to my surprise, I got an Inland lined out to Underwood!

 
My Second was an IBM.  What I got was a very early hand stamped I.B.M.



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Well you should be buying lottery tickets! IBM is stamped IBM or IBM CORP?
 
Very nice, would love to have either in my collection.
 
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The Barrel is stamped "I.B.M." and I'm pretty sure the receiver is as well.  It's difficult to tell. with that adjustable rear sight in the way.
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I believe that to be the earliest barrels from IBM. Have seen several.
Being one of the first 400 or so serial numbers It can be I.B.M on receiver. Take a look with flashlight.
 
 
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Using the first serial number as 3,651,520, this one is under 200 from the 1st. A quick job with super macro shows "I." from one side and ".M" from the other.  I'll assume there's a "B" in there to make it "I.B.M" with no trailing period. (wow it looks really dirty with that super macro)
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Ding, Ding Ding. we have a winner
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