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how do you like that ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shung, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. Shung

    Shung Member

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    After watching Gran Torino, I thought it was my duty to take my garand out of the safe and give her a late sunbath and take a nice picture of it !

    How do you like it ? Of course, i had the wood refinished by myself. i did it because this 30-06 garand is not a WW2 era garand, and has no real "History" behind it.

    It is a Garand made by beretta with Winchester tools after the war, and that was issued to the Danish Army.

    The barrel and mechanic are like new !!! I can hit a basket ball at 300m without much troubles..

    personnaly, I love my AR's and Ak, but my Garand is something special !

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    merry Xmas to all of you !
     
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  2. rich636

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    It's beautiful Shung!
     
  3. kb308

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    Nice rifle man!
     
  4. James T Thomas

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    all around rifle

    Your refinishing is very good. Perhaps you could have had it done by a professional, but then, you would not have the satisfaction of doing it your self.

    The mechanism appears great too.

    The fact that it is a post war made piece does not detract from it in my view.

    I am more of a sporter; bolt action admirer, but when I view a piece like yours, I have second thoughts.
     
  5. Shung

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    Thx for your comments.

    As you said, refinishing the wood was really a pleasure.. I started it again twice, because I wasnt satisfied the 1st time.. not dark enough ;)

    it had a lot of bumps and hits... i had to make them disapear with vapor and hot water, and than i sanded it again.. many times.

    now it really looks cool in my mind.. not new, but not too beaten neither.
     
  6. Loggerlee

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    Looks just like a Garand,and that's good enough.
     
  7. FMJMIKE

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    Great looking Garand!!!
    :D
     
  8. karnaaj

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    Nice!
     
  9. dstark

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    Nice looking rifle, I would'nt mind one myself
     
  10. Kind of Blued

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    I imagine shooting basketballs gets expensive. :)

    Nice Garand. How was that flick by the way? I'm thinking about checking it out.
     
  11. Shung

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    I am sorry. I don't understand what you mean... my english sucks..
     
  12. Golden Hound

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    Flick is just a slang term for movie. It comes from the old days when the frames of film used to flicker.
     
  13. Shung

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    Ok, I get it ! thx !

    Well, I enjoyed the movie, even though the end kinda surprised me !
     
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