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Extreme Garand Butchery...not for the weak of stomach

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hillbilly, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. hillbilly

    hillbilly Member

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    Okay, I confess.

    I've got plans to redo a Garand.

    I'm getting a Greek RG from the CMP and putting a .308 barrel on it, maybe even a synthetic stock.

    I know how some of you on this board feel about modifying Garands.

    However, my plans pale in evil comparison to the horror beheld at the link below.

    Before you click on this, carefully consider the terror that might haunt your dreams from now on.


    http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=5735049
     
  2. Dave Markowitz

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    MY EYES!!!! AHHHHH!!!!

    I couldn't help it, I was drawn to it like a a roadside accident.

    Hillbilly, you are a bad, bad man for posting that link..
     
  3. jame

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    I am one of those that feels that making changes to a milsurp to make it for shootable OR making a real rustbucket into something else is OK, BUT.......

    That has to be one of the most pathetic things I've ever seen.

    There's a 1917 Springfield at local pawn shop here that is in a similar condition. I should just buy it, take it to the previous owner, and beat him with it.
     
  4. Kaylee

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    wow.. you know.. that's actually kind of cool. :eek:

    Um.. how did they get the gas system to work, chopped down like that?
     
  5. hksw

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    Although I do like the look and profile of the Garand, I found that sample for auction actually an interesting exercise. Always interesting to see other people's imagination.

    Millions of Garands and Springfields out there. Why do they all have to look the same?
     
  6. Dionysusigma

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    I am embarassed for two reasons:

    1) The thing has 25 bids (at this posting).

    2) It's in my state.

    I hope that after the first 8 shots, the clip bashes into the scope, destroying it, and the new (old?) owner realizes how tasteless this project was/is.
     
  7. Steve in PA

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    That is one ugly rifle.
     
  8. Little Loudmouth

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    AAEEAUGH! NOOOOO!

    EEK! Interesting thing, the seller calls himself "Garand lover" and he can do THIS to one?! HOW CAN HE? EEEEEEEGH!
     
  9. Exposure

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    As an M1 owner myself I think I can safely ask the question, "Why does everyone care so much?" :confused:

    How many M1's do you think are sitting at the bottom of the English Channel or rotting in a jungle never to be touched again. At least this one survived, albeit in a very altered form.

    I mean c'mon, if someone wants to do something to their rifle that you don't agree with then what's the harm? I have seen sporterized M1's that look way, way worse than that. Not saying I like it but geez, lighten up guys!
     
  10. Duke of Lawnchair

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    I like it!

    Too much haterade up in dis mug!
     
  11. cool45auto

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    OH MY GOD!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  12. JohnKSa

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    It's better looking than a Benelli R1.
     
  13. Brian Maffei

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    I like it. :evil:
     
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    Heh - I like it. I bet those deer never know what hit 'em....
    :D
     
  15. N3rday

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    I like it, but it seems too short. Also the stock should have been long enough to cover the gas tube. Besides that, its not all that bad. However, I am disturbed by one statement the seller made:

    If that isn't flaunting your grammatical skills, than what is?
    yes, it has a scope. I can see that in the picture. That's like saying :

     
  16. c_yeager

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    Well, not ALL rifles come with a scope so it's kinda nice to know wether or not its included in the purchase price.

    And really ive seen a few dozen Garands that all look identical so seeing ONE person that wanted to be different doesnt really bother me.

    Especially when you consider that a well done sporter is likely to see a lot more actual use than a relic sitting in someone's closet.

    I mean think about it. If there really were some kind of "old ghost" living in that rifle which do you think would make it happier;

    A) Collecting dust in some dudes closet
    B) Plinking soda cans
    or
    C) Being carried through the woods and used to take game.

    Its an easy answer for me.
     
  17. Andrew Wyatt

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    that was actually kinda cool.
     
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    Thats not so bad. I don't mind sporterized milsurp guns. Looks to me to be a new lease on life for some old beaters.

    Shoot, I expected to see a purple or green Garand.
     
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    How does one load it?
     
  20. Nick1911

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    Oh boy.

    When I read the title and saw that the last post was made by carbon fiber tacticality man himself , I knew it would be bad. :D

    I never cared much for the sporterized versions of military arms; they were designed and built for their purpose, and generally don't work well in other roles.

    Nick
     
  21. Nightcrawler

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    Why did they destroy the excellent M1 sights and replace them with the imprecise buckhorns that so many sporter rifle has? I don't mind open sights, but the sporter sights aren't as sharp, usually, as the ones you'll find on like a Mauser rifle.
     
  22. Skofnung

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    I have mixed feelings on this one.

    On one hand, the owner of the rifle had the right to do that to the gun. It is his rifle after all.

    I have no problem with sporterizing Mil-Surps. I even LIKE some sporterized rifles.

    However, that is one UGLY Garand.
     
  23. Jaeger

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    It is better looking than that Benelli R1.

    I just don't know..........I don't hate it. It's definitely interesting. I think it might be kind of cool in it's own weird way. I hope the guy didn't have any M1A rifles lying around!
     
  24. cracked butt

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    To each their own. I understand that some guys like their women to have penises, so people liking this altered M1 no longer suprises me that much.:barf:
     
  25. artherd

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    That's grose, but I like Oleg's evil synthetic-stocked Garand very much!
     
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