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Extract of Original Announcement Posted on August 28th, 2009

Hello everyone....

Although we've never received any official notification from the Culvers, it appears that Dick and Gloria have resurrected and re-opened a new web site. We interpret that to mean that they are both returning to good health and sufficient positive spirits, to want to take back control and the daily grind of operating and maintaining an active web site again, which is great news!

It is recognized that the legal rights to the CSP name and control of that entity is indeed the sole property of the Culvers. Therefore, in order to prevent any confusion, chaos and negative posts created by the usual suspects as the result of duplicate efforts on multiple sites under the CSP banner, it's now time for us close this temporary site and the hosting services that we've been providing for free to the Culvers and the CSP community since March 1st of 2009.

We thought it would be appropriate for the benefit of both the Milsurp.com and CSP communities, to summarize what the last six months of providing a temporary home for the CSP community here at Milsurps.com has achieved.

Starting out near the end of February with the reluctant support of my wife (co-owner of Milsurps.com), we offered Gloria the opportunity to save the old CSP site from imminent extinction due to being overrun by spammers, a host server that was on its last legs and an aging software database with so many broken links, security holes and data corruption issues, that it couldn't be repaired without a massive software upgrade and overhaul. It appears as if the Culvers have started that renewal process, so let's hope it addresses all of the old lingering issues.

So, my better half and I personally invested over 1,500 dollars on behalf of Dick and Gloria to save their site and transition it temporarily to our home, as well as spearheaded the Dick & Gloria Culver Donation Fund with the assistance of Bill Hollinger who acted as Treasurer, which raised over 7,560 dollars cash from 157 CSP Members (click here). All of these funds have been forwarded to the Culvers and we presume that some of that money has gone to funding the establishment of their new site.

In addition, we literally spent hundreds of hours on-line answering emails, trying to help educate a lot of elderly gun owners transition to a more modern bulletin board software interface. Most days we felt like we were teaching computer science and our phone bill sitting on long distance talking huge numbers of inexperienced people through logging-in and how to post a message, literally drove our phone bill through the roof.

However, the upside was that along the way we met a lot of terrific people and fellow gun owners from all over the world.

Also during the process of transition, we cleaned up a whole lot of site leadership and strange personality disorder problems, many of which revolved around people who seemed to be logging in from the same computer using multiple identities. In other words, they seemed to have an electronic version of 'multiple personality disorder', for apparently the sole purpose of creating social chaos by anonymously posting some pretty mean spirited stuff while hiding behind these various identities. Once they and a few other folks who felt the CSP Forums were just all about them and didn't seem to play well in the sandbox with others were cleaned out, we'd like to think that the end result was a pleasant and enjoyable site for the majority, where nobody felt uncomfortable posting, even if they didn't write things well, or weren't as knowledgeable or outspoken as some of the highly prolific posters who dominate many forums.

It became obvious within weeks of the transition that the CSP Forums needed some form of moderation using a simple set of rules, so it could be maintained as a fair and friendly place to visit by everyone. Toward that end we established a CSP Moderator Team composed of a group long time CSP members, who volunteered their time and services for the rest of you to help maintain order, prevent chaos and enforce the rules in as fair and balanced manner as is possible, remembering that we're all human. On that note, we'd like to thank Bill Hollinger, Rick the Librarian, Amatikulu, Bob Womack and cafdfw (Harlan - DECEASED), the latter of whom got thrown under a bus regularly.

Without these guys stepping up, this temporary CSP site would have simply disappeared four months ago, so whether you agree with their moderation styles or not, the CSP community owes them all a huge debt of gratitude.

Finally, a personal comment if I may. I'll be very honest with you guys. There have been days (and weeks) where I said to my wife, why did we ever do this? Not many people seem to appreciate it and all we seem to be getting is ugliness from a few dozen highly vocal people who seem to enjoy poisoning the well and watching others drink from it. Remarkably, she's never said I told you so, but she sure as heck could have. Would I do it again, or recommend anyone ever try to step up and help out virtual strangers? I'm not sure, but ask me again in six months when we get our lives back and we return our site to the quiet enjoyable expression of love for the hobby we enjoy so much, which is collecting and discussing old milsurps, sharing those experiences and our ever growing on-line Knowledge Libraries (click here) with like minded folks.

Thanks to everyone who helped us make it through this challenging adventure and expressed support at times when we surely needed it. We made a lot of new friends through this process and we hope most of you won't be strangers to our site, as the great majority of you are all most welcome to return and post anytime.

Doug (Badger)

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Is this information now carried at another location. Thanks, Steve

It was the product of a genuine genius, John Cantius Garand. While the M1 Rifle was never officially referred to as the Garand, it is known by no other name so widely. First adopted in 1936, the M1 Rifle served the US in World War II, Korea, a host of 'police actions' and interventions, and, in the hands of allies, in the Vietnam War. Garand serial numbers I found a winchester garand serial number 25031xx and was wondering if anyone knew how close this is to steve's usmc garand Top PM Register To Reply. To help in these areas I highly recommend 'The M1 Garand 1936 — 1947,' by Joe Poyer and Craig Reisch, North Cape Publications Inc. (800-745-9714, northcapepubs.com) and 'M1 Garand Serial Numbers and Data Sheets' and 'The M1 Garand: Owner's Guide,' both by Scott A.


M1 Garand Serial Number History

M1 Garand Gas Trap, SN 2838, with bayonet. Sold by RIA in December 2012 for $28,750. Only the earliest of M1 Garands utilize a “gas trap” system instead of the standard gas port drilled into the barrel, and with the low serial number of 2838, this rifle readily qualifies. The last “production” M1 rifle, serial number 6,084,405, was completed on May 17, 1957 and was accompanied by much fanfare—including an appearance by John C. Garand at the ceremony.