Pics of My 308 M1


September 3, 2004, 03:31 PM
Guys...some of you maybe interested on looking ay my 308 M1.
It has been fully accurized.
Barrel is not the heavy match barrel though..but a douglas preium.
A man in my area rebuilt it...but it took two YEARS to get it back! A long two years at that!
This is before I heard of Roland Beaver.
This M1 will shoot inch groups at 100yds if you do your part.

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September 3, 2004, 03:34 PM

September 3, 2004, 03:38 PM
Wish I can get all these on one post.

September 3, 2004, 03:41 PM more

Dave P
September 3, 2004, 05:27 PM
Looks great! My 308 shoots better than any 3006 I have had - its a very good way to go!

September 3, 2004, 06:30 PM
Two years!!? I'm as impressed with your patience as I am with your rifle. (Nice rifle, by the way.)

September 3, 2004, 06:49 PM
That wood is spectacular. Is it original? What's the story on .308 M1's? Were they ever issue? Or just custom conversions? Nice rifle!

September 3, 2004, 06:53 PM
Two longggg years!
Yep. I wanted the rifle done that bad.
Won't let him work on my Kid's BB Gun now :fire:
He told me it would take him 6 months at first !!

September 3, 2004, 07:16 PM
I bought the M1 off a friend who got it through the DCM(?) CMP now.

It was in 30-06 and he put on a true-oil finish before I bought it.

After I got the gun..I wanted to get it fixed up.My friend got me a different stock through some sort of magazine(can't remember)

Well I refinished the stock and it matched the handguards very well...everything came out pretty good.

Then sent it off to the 'smith.

Some one here with more knowledge than I can help you more..Sulaco. I believe they were not issued in 308.
Thought I read somewhere a time ago that the Navy experimented with the M1's in another Calib during the 1950's.

Here I go on Mr Beaver again :D he can furnish custom barrels in calib based in the .308..30-06..22-250..243..6mm..260..7mm-08..25-06..270 ect.

September 3, 2004, 08:02 PM
Gotta love those .308 Garands...:)

September 3, 2004, 08:22 PM
varoadking---WHEW!!!!! Dandies :)

September 3, 2004, 09:21 PM
Is the second one maple? Sweet rifles!

September 3, 2004, 09:22 PM
Thanks, dood...they have an ugly step-sister at home as well - but we're gonna get her some plastic surgery real soon...

Loved seeing your M1 - you have to be proud of her.

BTW - I shoot MilSurp in the walnut Garand, but the maple one has a Barnett barrel and I have had great groups with Federal American Eagle 150 grain loads. You may want to give them a shot...

September 3, 2004, 09:24 PM
Yup, maple - with NM sights and op rod, Barnett barrel and black moly coat.

Helluva shooter...

Sorry pdh - didn't mean to steal the thread - just wanted to share...

September 3, 2004, 09:34 PM
Oh man..stealing thread?
No problem. Didn't even think of it.
Enjoyed viewing your M1's. They are nice! :)

September 3, 2004, 09:44 PM
Yeah varoadking...I'll give the Federals a try sometime...thanks.

All that I have shot in my Garand are reloads using IMR4895 with the Sierra 168gr Match.

September 3, 2004, 11:12 PM
Does Roland Beaver have a website?

September 4, 2004, 11:46 AM
No..I do not believe he has a site.
He has a e-mail

September 4, 2004, 04:57 PM

September 5, 2004, 08:29 AM
Another great builder of quality Garands is Dean's Gun Restorations ( His work is fantastic and his stocks are incredible.

September 5, 2004, 09:02 AM
If I'm not mistaken, Dean's and WTO both use Wenig stocks like you see in my pic's.

The Bastogne walnut stocks I've seen are very nice - don't have one of those yet...

You can buy the entire rifle with a new barrel and stock from WTO for just $30.00 more than what Dean's charges just to refurbish one after you consider the .308 bullet block...

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