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Any experience with Miltech Arms?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lone_Gunman, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    United Socialist States of Obama
    They do restorations of WWII rifles. The guns on the website look pretty nice. You can either send in your own, for a restoration, or buy one of their already restored models.

    Has anyone ever seen their work personally?

    Would it be worthwhile to buy a lower grade CMP Garand and have them restore it?

    Their website is http://miltecharms.com/
  2. The Real Hawkeye

    The Real Hawkeye member

    Jan 31, 2004
    Florida, CSA
    I've seen their work, and it looks good. The gun rags occasionally review their guns, and they have been all good reviews.
  3. Trebor

    Trebor Member

    Feb 15, 2003
    I believe they are overpriced for what you get. There are a lot of good smiths out there who can check out a mil-surp and make sure it runs right. There a lot of guys who can repark or refinish wood. You won't get the nifty wooden crate, but the work can be done by any number of people for a better rate. It would require some research on your part to find a smith familiar with your particuluar rifle though.
  4. Gunsnrovers

    Gunsnrovers Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Lost Angeles
    I bought mine in 1992. Beautiful and it shoots great too. I've enjoyed mine over the years.

    About $100 more then a similar Garand from DGR or Fulton Armory.

    Most likely, you would come out a head buying a CMP rifle and having it rebuilt, refinished, and restocked.
  5. Beemerguy53

    Beemerguy53 Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Bel Air, Maryland
    I own two Miltech rifles -- an Enfield Jungle Carbine and an M1 Carbine -- both bought used but barely fired. They are absolutely beautiful, with perfect wood and parkerizing, and they shoot very well.

    I have also seen Fulton Armory's work, most recently last weekend at a gun show in this area. Their rifles look great too.

    I think if I were in your position, I would buy the cheapest CMP M1 and send it to Miltech for restoration. They will do a beautiful job, and you won't be sorry.

    Good luck!
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