The M1 Garand: A gun that enters the Legend

The clips of 8 Cal.30 cartridges comes to supply the first semi-automatic rifle of the US army: the M1 Garand. The production of these clips was such that most of those produced during the Second World War were actually used by reconditioning with post-war ammunitions in the various American and other armed forces. However, reliable and robust, the M1 Garand will be used throughout the world thereafter, and for decades. Thus, many clips will be remanufactured. This alphabetical list will allow you to no longer have you. In Bold, you will find the apparent marking on the clip, followed by its origin. The words “WWII” will be entered if the clips are produced during this period, otherwise “Post WWII”. Failure to do so will help to maintain doubt and the list may evolve. The term “trade” indicates a commercial contract for distribution other than in the army.

List of Manufacturing of clips for M1 GARAND

M1 GARAND

1 – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (before WWII and WWII)
58 and 59 – Nationalist China (POST WWII)

ACE 2 – Aggressive Engineering Corp – Anaheim, CA, USA (Military Contract)
AEC 2 – Aggressive Engineering Corp – Anaheim, CA, USA (Trade)
AEC 3 – Aggressive Engineering Corp – Anaheim, CA, USA (Tradee)
AGE 1 – Aggressive Engineering Corp – Anaheim, CA, USA (Military Contract WWII)
AGE 2 – Aggressive Engineering Corp – Anaheim, CA, USA (Military Contract POST WWII)
AMP – All Metal Products – Wyandotte, MI,USA (WWII)
AMP 1 – All Metal Products – Wyandotte, MI,USA (WWII)
BLM – Barry L Miller Eng Inc. – Irvine, CA, USA (WWII)
BW – Borg Warner – Spring Division,Bellwood, IL, USA (WWII)
B-W 1 to B-W 10 – Borg Warner – Spring Division,Bellwood, IL, USA (WWII)
BR-W 1 to BR-W 8 – Borg Warner – Spring Division,Bellwood, IL, USA (POST WWII)
C – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (before WWII and WWII)
C – Lerio Patent Cup Co. – Mobile, AL, USA (WWII)
C* – Lerio Patent Cup Co. – Mobile, AL, USA (WWII)
CMP 3 –  Aggressive Engineering Corp – Anaheim, CA, USA (Trade POST WWII)
Danly – Danly Machine Co – Chicago, Il, USA
DAQ – Dominion Arsenal Quebec – Quebec (POST WWII)
f – Fedder’s Manufacturing Co.- Buffalo, NY, USA (WWII)

fB – Fedder’s Manufacturing Co.- Buffalo, NY, USA (WWII)
fC – Fedder’s Manufacturing Co.- Buffalo, NY, USA (WWII)
fD – Fedder’s Manufacturing Co.- Buffalo, NY, USA (WWII)
fE – Fedder’s Manufacturing Co.- Buffalo, NY, USA (WWII)
fF – Fedder’s Manufacturing Co.- Buffalo, NY, USA (WWII)
HA – Haerens Ammunitions Arsenal – Copenhagen, Denmark (POST WWII)
IS – International Silver – Meriden, CT, USA (WWII)
IS1 to IS5 – International Silver – Meriden, CT, USA (POST WWII)
IMI – Israel Military Industries – Ramat Hasharon, Israël
JMO 68 – Julius Maurer – Oberstein, Allemagne (POST WWII)
JMO 69 – Julius Maurer – Oberstein, Allemagne (POST WWII)
JMO 70 – Julius Maurer – Oberstein, Allemagne (POST WWII)
JMO 71 – Julius Maurer – Oberstein, Allemagne (POST WWII)
JMO 72 – Julius Maurer – Oberstein, Allemagne (POST WWII) 

JMO 74 – Julius Maurer – Oberstein, Allemagne (POST WWII)Clip M1 Garand
L&H 81 – Italy or Denmark (POST WWII)
LP 1955 – Italy (POST WWII)
LP 1956 – Italy (POST WWII)
LP 1961 – Italy (POST WWII)

MAS – Manufacture D’Armes de St Etienne – Saint Etienne, France (POST WWII)

MBZ – Murik & Ball Zeist – Pays-Bas (POST WWII)
MFT – Metaalwaren Fabrik Tiburg – Pays-Bas (POST WWII)
NW – Northwest Metal – Seattle, WA, USA (WWII)
O – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (before WWII and WWII)
RW – R Wallace & Sons – Wallingford, CT, USA (WWII)
S – Stanley Works – New Britain, CT, USA (WWII)
S (in a circle) – ?
SA (Big) – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (WWII)
SA (small) – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (POST WWII)
SA (dash over) – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (POST WWII)
SA (dash over and under) – Springfield Armory  – Springfield, MA, USA (POST WWII)
S.F. – Serini France (POST WWII)
SW – Stanley Works – New Britain, CT, USA
TF&S – Thomas French & Co – Manchester, United Kingdom
5mm hole – Austria (POST WWII)
W1 to W6 – R Wallace & Sons – Wallingford, CT, USA (WWII)
WEP – Wade Electric Products – Sturgis, MI , USA
WEP1 à WEP5 – Wade Electric Products – Sturgis, MI , USA (WWII)
WRA – Winchester Repeating Arms – New Haven, CT, USA (WWII)
WRA Educational – Winchester Repeating Arms – New Haven, CT, USA (WWII)

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