Nonetheless, the carbine’s sights were optimistically calibrated to 800 yards.
Carbines were fitted with a stock-mounted bar and saddle ring, to be hooked to a leather sling worn diagonally across a trooper’s body, thus curtailing accidental loss from the saddle.
Arthur William Savage (1857 - 1938), a native of Kingston, Jamaica, set out to design a repeating rifle based on the British Martini-Henry single-shot breechloader.
In the process, he founded an internationally-known arms corporation that bears his name.
Month/Year IDF026 05/99 IDF042 04/99 IDF067 07/99 SM0117 09/91 SM0162 10/91 WF027X 12/02 000065 12/71 sold as a receiver 000172 04/72 sold as a barreled receiver 000214 04/72 sold as a barreled receiver 000567 12/72 000708 02/73 001695 12/73 001988 04/74 sold as a barreled receiver 002167 09/74 sold as a barreled receiver 002282 09/74 sold as a barreled receiver 002734 04/75 002903 03/75 sold as a complete rifle with an Illinois marked barrel 002985 12/74 sold as a receiver 003159 10/74 sold as a barreled receiver 0034XX 01/75 sold as a barreled receiver 00356X 04/75 003719 09/75 sold as a match rifle 004357 12/75 004144 11/75 sold as a receiver 004379 04/76 sold as a receiver 004657 00512X 08/76 005756 12/76 sold as a receiver 005947 01/76 sold as a standard rifle 006127 11/77 sold as a receiver 0066XX 10/76 sold as a receiver 006857 10/77 007297 06/77 007600 09/77 0087XX 06/78 sold as a receiver 008893 08/78 008977 10/78 009334 02/79 009586 10/78 sold as a receiver verified witth SA, Inc.
Customer Service 009690 05/78 verified with SA, Inc.
This information will go into the book M14 Rifle History and Development Here's the requirements: 1) List the M1A serial number and the factory headspace tag date or the month and year SA, Inc. 2) You personally have to have read the serial number and date off the factory headspace tag or you personally corresponded with the Customer Service Department. What I'll do is set it up like this in the book: Serial No.
M14/M1A fans, let's put together a database of the dates M1A rifles were assembled at ...
Moderator, could we get this thread made as a sticky?
Savage filed two additional patent applications in February, 1892; the first of which was for a .30-40 military rifle, and the second for a smaller sporting arm.
The Savage military rifle was submitted to the Army's 1892 Ordnance trials, where it was rejected in favor of the bolt-action Krag-Jorgensen rifle.