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Howdy y'all,
I am trying to assemble a buttstock kit for a WWII M1 Garand. I have noticed that there seem to be two main varieties of pull-through bore cleaning devices: one made of steel and the other made of brass. Were both issued during WWII? Or perhaps the brass version was issued earlier in the war, and was replaced by steel during the later years? Any light that could be shed would be appreciated!

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Brass was normal production but in 1942-43 brass was restricted from such use and steel substituted. You see lots of US items that usually had brass items with steel ones in 1942-43 mfg…like the wire hangers on pouches, the buckles on cartridge belts, chin strap hooks, bore mirrors, stripper clips etc.
 
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