Our friend, Geo Van Orden found this part in his Dad’s old foot locker and its never been opened. He asked me what it is and I have no idea. Google isn’t helping and I am no expert on M1 NSN numbers. Any idea?

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  1. dewatters says:

    The Federal Stock Number (FSN) is for the M1 rifle. FWIW: You can convert the obsolete format FSN into the National/NATO Stock Number (NSN) by adding the two-digit country code “00” after the first four digits. So in 1963, FSN 1005-674-1425 became NSN 1005-00-674-1425.

    The other code looks kind of like a lot number, with 4/63 being the production date. I’ll check Canfield’s big book.

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    1. Shawn says:

      shit man I was starting to think you were dead

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      1. dewatters says:

        Just on the inside. The outside has yet to catch up.

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    2. BAP45 says:

      DW, any luck? My money is on standard accessories kit. Stock compartment kit and sling.

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      1. Johan says:

        BII is the basic issue items, butt stock kit maybe sling. The only place I could find a list of what’s in the 60s version was an old thread on milsurps.
        https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18667

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      2. dewatters says:

        No joy in my review of Canfield. But as you and Johan have speculated, it is likely just the M1 rifle’s Basic Issue Items.

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        1. Shawn says:

          thats what it was. he opened it up. was a cleaning rod and the usual tools

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