Just might be getting me one of these...


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Nightcrawler
June 5, 2003, 05:06 PM
Getting some inheritance money this month. Have to set aside for school, paying off debts, and another chunk for my move to Salt Lake City next year.

However, I might just indulge and pick up a couple guns, especially expensive ones that I couldn't otherwise afford.

I've had my sights set on one of these for awhile.

http://www.m1garandrifle.com/images/selectside.jpg

It's an Orion 7 Enterprises (http://www.m1garandrifle.com/Garandrifles.htm) Select Grade M1 Rifle. It's got a new stock, new barrel, and many new parts, all on an original USGI receiver. Here's what the website says about it.

Select grade. One of our most popular rifles! Rebuilt with first quality U.S.G.I. parts and original U.S.G.I. receivers. All metal is skillfully refinished in mil-spec WWII Grey-green parkerizing. New commercial walnut stock and handguards. New match quality premium standard-contour Wilson barrel available in 30-06 or popular 308 Win ( add $25.00 ). These Garands shoot as good as they look. A solid, well-built rifle with the serious shooter in mind. These rifles are as close to un-issued as they get. Guaranteed under 2.5 M.O.A. (conservative ). Complete with sling, clips, and training manual. Perfect for individuals wanting to start high power service rifle competition. A quality M1 rifle built by Orion. $1299.95 Sale $1149.95

I could get a Battle Grade for less, but the Select Grade is what I really want. It's the kind of thing that could easily become a family heirloom.

http://www.m1garandrifle.com/images/selectfrontend.jpg http://www.m1garandrifle.com/images/select1.JPG

http://www.m1garandrifle.com/images/select3.JPG http://www.m1garandrifle.com/images/selectlogo.jpg

I figure this, combined with a correct cleaning kit, M1907 sling, 10" Bayonet, and a bunch of clips could easily become one of my favorite rifles.

What do you all think? Good purchase?

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Nightcrawler
June 5, 2003, 05:11 PM
I mean, for the same money I could get a rack grade Springfield Armory M1A rifle, and admittedly I want an M14 type rifle too (in addition to my FAL, the Garand, the VEPR...boy, I really like my battle rifles, hey?)

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
June 6, 2003, 02:48 AM
I've got a Garand in comparable condition. It's by far my favorite shooter, and I have some cool toys.

I think you'll feel the same way too.

I'm always on the lookout for the long bayonets.

SPROINGGG!


Regards,
Rabbit.

"If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world
peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until
the looting started..."

762x51
June 6, 2003, 11:54 AM
Just do it allready....you've been posting about an Orion M1 for years now. :p

I couldn't be happier with my select grade and Tony Pucci is a great guy to deal with. The pictures on his site really don't do it justice.

rock jock
June 6, 2003, 12:01 PM
Sale $1149.95
As I always tell my wife, at that price you can't afford not to have one.

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