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If an enthusast, how many Garands do you plan to have?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ignition Override, Oct 3, 2010.

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  1. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

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    This can range from those with none, to a friend who has eighteen.
     
  2. caribou

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    There are NEVER enough for an 'enthusiast'~~LOL!!~~

    Can Whimpy get enough Burgers???!!

    "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a Garand today...."
     
  3. CZguy

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    I've narrowed it down to two.

    A SA, and a HRA.

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  4. rscalzo

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    Currently a friend has over 30........
     
  5. Orlando

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    It varies, had 20 at one time and down to 14 now. I am working on two Barreled Receiver builds now
    This pic was taken some time ago
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  6. Tim the student

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    I have 2 now, and would certainly like many more.
     
  7. JackTheRipper

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    CZGuy that first one is a very very cool looking wood!

    why would someone collect garands (not trying to sound mean or stupid, I was just curious exactly why)
     
  8. highorder

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    I have one, no plans for more.

    Everyone should have one, who am I to hoard?
     
  9. Hatterasguy

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    Probably a couple, I'm going to be ordering my first from CMP soon. My interests and collection vary so widely I don't see myself having more than 2-3 of any example. I rather have a good Garand, M14, SVT40, G43, FN49, Sig510, Mas 49/56 etc; than 20 Garands.

    Their are to many interesting rifles out their to collect to own 20 of one example.
     
  10. Tim the student

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    Same reason people collect anything.

    People could want different dates of production, different manufacturers, to have different cartouches, consecutive serial numbers etc etc.
     
  11. JackTheRipper

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    what is like the holy grail of garands?
     
  12. Ian Sean

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    Probably a gas trap, then you have the sniper models. Some folks even place a premium on low serial #'s. One of my SA's is a 6 digit.
     
  13. highorder

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    Six digit. June 1941.

    I'll take some new pics; this one has some milage on it.

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  14. MIgunguy

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    gas trap.... what's that??
     
  15. Ret.CWO

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    At present I only have ten & plain on stopping. All have come from the CMP with the exception of one NM model that was obtained from a retired AF Col. widow. She just wanted it out of the house. Sound Familure ?
     
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    I should have my first one delivered tomorrow. After that who knows.

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  18. Col. Plink

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    Good question, OP!

    I may not ever have a good reason to get another (which doesn't mean I won't); I got a great shooter from the CMPwhich was all I was after, and the Danish stock has lots of character so I don't really have an excuse there either.

    I guess I may go for a 'nice' one (Service grade or better) in H&R one day...
     
  19. USSR

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    Have 3: SA, HRA, and WRA. Can't afford a IH, so I'll just stick with what I've got. Have a friend that has 50+ Garands.

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  20. az_imuth

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    Just wanted one at first, then decided I should try to get one of each maker while they were still available. Now I'm done, except there is this lovely Beretta M1 I saw the other day... ;-)
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    Also, here's a Gas Trap for anyone who's interested in seeing (or buying) one. Way, way too rich for my blood.
     
  21. MIgunguy

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    Thanks for the info on the gas trap Garand.

    Wow, for price of that gas trap one could buy an NFA weapon (or a few) AND a decent used car :what:
     
  22. minutemen1776

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    I have just one. It's a Springfield Armory with its original 6/44-dated barrel. I think it's a cool barrel date, and it's getting harder to get them with original barrels anyway. It's likely the only one I'll get.
     
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    I currently have 15 and no plans to acquire any more.
     
  24. JDMorris

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    i want 2, a full size garand with a walnut stock, and a very nicely shortened garand with a 20" barrel. and a synthetic stock.
     
  25. Tim the student

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    That is approaching blasphemy. :neener:

    Sure you mean a Garand?
     
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