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Old January 30, 2014, 12:58   #1
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Imbel Serial Number Spreadsheet

Here's a spreadsheet I made where we can share numbered Imbel components. I started this over in the Entreprise Imbel kit thread, and I figure it should have its own thread. If you see something of interest on the list, you can contact the FALfiler via PM to work out a trade/sale or whatever.

The spreadsheet is open for public viewing and commenting. If you have items/serial numbers that you want added to the list, please comment in this thread or shoot me a PM, and I will add them.

Imbel Serial Number List

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Old January 30, 2014, 16:09   #2
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I assume these are the lower receivers?
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Old January 30, 2014, 18:24   #3
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There are seperate tabs for the lower, bolt, carrier and other on the spreadsheet.
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Old January 31, 2014, 10:52   #4
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Good idea. But I think people are going to mess it up. Its going to need a moderator.
Or maybe I have no faith in society.
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Old January 31, 2014, 11:15   #5
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I nominate you my friend.

This could be a useful tool and a record of the numbered IMBEL receivers out there.
It needs to be managed and not allowed to run amok like the G1 sticky where not everyone understands that only 1000,000 were made and there are parts listed over one hundred thousand and the thread is over a year behind updating.
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Old January 31, 2014, 13:08   #6
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Not sure how go this spread sheet will work? I put my info in the other day and its not on it now? Went to the link and one has to have a google account. I do BTW but not everyone does or will be willing to sign one up. It's a nice attempt though.
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Old February 01, 2014, 01:05   #7
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Imbel Spread sheet?

I don't think this will last either DakTo, The importer imported 150,000 Imbel parts kits into the USA. Plus some of the one's that came out of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe too. The Importer still has about 75,000 Imbel parts kits he's sitting on also so when prices go up again he'll make a killing.
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Old February 01, 2014, 13:15   #8
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I will moderate the spreadsheet. If you all don't think it should be a free-for-all, I can remove public editing and instead enter info myself if members want to PM me what they have.
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Old February 01, 2014, 13:47   #9
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well so far another member has contacted me because I have the carrier to his bolt.. so its a good idea for the spread sheet to help match some parts up.. cbr
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Old February 01, 2014, 19:06   #10
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well so far another member has contacted me because I have the carrier to his bolt.. so its a good idea for the spread sheet to help match some parts up.. cbr
Cool! It looks like Boarslayer15 has the bolt that matches Padrach's carrier.

Just curious, are all these from the Entreprise kits?
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Old February 01, 2014, 19:52   #11
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Is this just for the Entreprise kits or do you want to go whole hog and list all the Imbel kits? If so I have a couple kits I bought a while back off the marketplace I could add.

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Old February 01, 2014, 22:09   #12
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Can't hurt to add any numbers out there. Ya never know.
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Old February 01, 2014, 23:03   #13
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Is this just for the Entreprise kits or do you want to go whole hog and list all the Imbel kits? If so I have a couple kits I bought a while back off the marketplace I could add.

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It's open to all Imbel parts.
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Old February 02, 2014, 02:01   #14
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Ok I'll add them I know the one lower has a number and I think both have matching BCG's.

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Old February 02, 2014, 12:02   #15
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I added my numbers. The only thing that matches on mine is the color.
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Old February 03, 2014, 15:29   #16
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I was going crosseyed trying to compare numbers so I did some slicing and dicing in Excel looking for matches. I didn't find anything that would help me but, as of this afternoon (Feb. 3rd) there are 4 people who could swap parts.

Twistgrip's bolt matches cbr954fz1's carrier.
Boarslayer15's bolt matches Podrach's carrier.
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Old February 03, 2014, 18:55   #17
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I was going crosseyed trying to compare numbers so I did some slicing and dicing in Excel looking for matches. I didn't find anything that would help me but, as of this afternoon (Feb. 3rd) there are 4 people who could swap parts.

Twistgrip's bolt matches cbr954fz1's carrier.
Boarslayer15's bolt matches Podrach's carrier.
I can see how it can get complicated to check for matching numbers. I went in and added three columns to the end of each sheet that will automatically report if matching components are found. The cell will show "Yes" if the matching part is found, otherwise the cell is left blank. Hope this helps.
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Nicely done Dessert Fox! That is a great help. Thanks.
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Old February 09, 2014, 14:35   #19
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Per the suggestion of a fellow member, I consolidated the spreadsheet into a single list. It will be easier to manage and hopefully easier to see matching parts. I have the original spreadsheet format saved if you guys think we should ever go back to that. Let me know what you think.
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Just added items to the spread sheet.
I added my lines at the bottom.
To preserve the cell formatting as the rest of the sheet I copied a couple of lines from above. Then just edited my own info into the proper cells.
Final step was to go to Tools button and sort on column 'A'.
Spread sheet is updated automatically so no worries there.

Looks good to me. Quick edit and quick look-up.
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I just added a couple of matching bolts & carriers and a lower to the list. Can anyone tell me where the # is on a bayonet? The only # I can find is 146 in white numbers right at the base of the blade where the muzzle attaches.

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Would it help the search and shorten the sheet if there were seperate columns for bolts, carriers, lowers, ect?
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I just added my numbers using my phone. Dont think i did it right... Its not in order. Never used excel before
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I just added my numbers using my phone. Dont think i did it right... Its not in order. Never used excel before
Looks fine to me. You can sort the list by highlighting column A and then hit "Sort sheet by column A, A to Z" in the Data tab.
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Would it help the search and shorten the sheet if there were seperate columns for bolts, carriers, lowers, ect?
That's how I made it originally, but another member suggested that we simplify it to one sheet. If we keep the list sorted in order of sequential serial numbers, matching components will show up next to each other on the list.
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I just added a couple of matching bolts & carriers and a lower to the list. Can anyone tell me where the # is on a bayonet? The only # I can find is 146 in white numbers right at the base of the blade where the muzzle attaches.

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My Imbel bayonet is marked at the base of the "tube" like this:

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It looks like we have another parts match.

Padrach's bolt matches Mx2010's carrier #229395.
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My Imbel bayonet is marked at the base of the "tube" like this:


Thanks for the reply DF looks like it doesn't have a # other than the one that is in paint. I got the magnifier out and didn't see any numbers.

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Bolt/Carrier/Lower numbers added.
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we have a couple of matches

Bolt/Carrier/Lower numbers added.

I have 2 matches with Exit308! Incredible
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How do the matched rows get green?
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How do the matched rows get green?
It's done manually. I did one.
The rest have probably been done by DF.
Color change done by highlighting both rows and formatting with new text color.
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Keeps asking for a google password.oh well.
That's weird. It should be open for anyone to view. Is anyone else having problems accessing the spreadsheet?
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Added the bolt, carrier, and lower numbers from my two kits. Cleaned, will likely order one or two receivers soon, but open to swapping lowers until then. Not refinishing for some time...
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Added numbers from the two kits I have.

I have Coonan numbered receivers on order for both of them.
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numbers added, no matches...
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I've some kits. Here are the numbers, since it's less bother to post them here than to keep up with the chart moving about on me.
Lowers: 230348, 224489, 228755, 223710, 230809
bolts: 246780, 226173, 244852, 233115, 239093
carriers: 246505, 238811, 224381, 231379, 231407
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Are the lowers marked under the horizontal take down latch? I can't seem to find any serials numbers anywhere else on it.
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Ask the mods to make this a sticky...?

It would be nice to stick the pay it forward thread(s) also....
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Are the lowers marked under the horizontal take down latch? I can't seem to find any serials numbers anywhere else on it.
On Imbel lowers, the serial number will be on the right side. It will be very apparent if it's numbered. Just remember that many Imbel lowers were never stamped with a serial number.
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I've some kits. Here are the numbers, since it's less bother to post them here than to keep up with the chart moving about on me.
Lowers: 230348, 224489, 228755, 223710, 230809
bolts: 246780, 226173, 244852, 233115, 239093
carriers: 246505, 238811, 224381, 231379, 231407
I added your #'s to the list.
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Just added mine (240573). I would really like to know the year it was made. It was a parts kit from Entreprise.
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Just updated the spreadsheet this afternoon with the items included in my Entreprise parts kit... looks like matching things up is rather a long shot.
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Added my numbers from an Imbel kit I got on GB. I don't want to trade my lower because I'm having a custom numbered Coonan upper made.
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Hello the camp! Added three each, bolt and carrier, no matches but my dog still likes me.

Are Imbel lower s/n's fairly obvious; same for barrels? Unless there's a s/n under the takedown lever, my lowers are sterile. Both barrels have an oval "O" on a flat but no other number--yet; still disassemblling. Receiver stubs have a "T" on the cut receiver chunk. My .02. mm
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Imbel lower receiver serial #s are always on the driver side and horizontal. AFAIK no barrels were #'d.
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I have carrier #224376 that matches your bolt. Let me know if you want to work out a trade. PM sent.
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