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M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MustangHowie, Mar 25, 2008.

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  1. MustangHowie

    MustangHowie Member

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    My M1 Garand arrived from CMP Monday. Ammo will be here Friday.:D

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  2. Onmilo

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    They are all things of beauty.
     
  3. kamagong

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    Congrats. Is that a field grade?
     
  4. MustangHowie

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    It is a service grade. It just has that one bad spot above the trigger. Nice bore though.
     
  5. Nugilum

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    When did you order your goodie? My order is approaching 60 days... :banghead:
     
  6. MustangHowie

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    January 8th is when I sent the order.
     
  7. Nugilum

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    Quick! Someone give me patience!! :banghead: :fire: :banghead: :fire: :banghead: :fire:

    I'm three weeks behind you...

    Breathe... breathe... :(

    Let us know how it shoots!
     
  8. MustangHowie

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    You may get it soon. I ordered right after the rush of carbine orders. They are probably caught up now.
     
  9. Ratzinger_p38

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    Whats the date on the barrel? And what is the receiver serial range?
    Looks like, from the pic, you got lucky and got a narrow sight base gas cylinder. Wonder what oprod you have?

    Also looks like your stock could use a steam bath (to get rid of the dents). It all looks like a decent color/shade match though.
     
  10. Mr White

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    Nice rifle MustangHowie.

    I think I've heard of your wife, Sally. :)
     
  11. dmftoy1

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    Nice looking gun . ..I need to get mine out and shoot it. :)
     
  12. BlazingAngel01

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    I have to Re-Barrel mine but your looks really good.
     
  13. MustangHowie

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    Ratzinger;

    Serial # 310XXXX.

    Where are the #s on the barrel? S-A-6-52 ?

    Charging handle has 7790722 SA.
     
  14. Ratzinger_p38

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    Ah you have a re-barreled rifle, so it should be a good shooter. My Garand has an original barrel but its pretty worn out. S-A-6-52 is Springfield Armory June 1952. And the oprod was replaced in the rebuild as well.
     
  15. Green Lantern

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    Congrats!

    I'm due in about 2 more weeks or so, I think! :D :D :D
     
  16. oneshooter

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    Now then, it is important that youbecome one with the rifle. When you sit down it will be beside you, when you walk (rairly} it will be with you. When you turn out the lights it will be beside you!

    Learn it , remove the stock, trigger assembly, barrel, sling , op rod, and gas system. Now turn off the lights and reassemble by touch! WOW!! Wasn't that FUN!!!!

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas


    PS did you order any clips? It's a heck of a lot more fun shooting with them.
     
  17. jhco

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    beautiful i wish i had one too
     
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    Nice! I love the wood. Just think, each of those dings on the stock could tell a story. Weird or not that gives me the chills.

    That rifle could have been in Bastone or just guarding a water supply in England as a lend lease.
     
  20. transformerguru

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    nice rifle I remember when I got mine... oh that was just November, lol. Garands are like Mosins though one is never enough, I'm saving to get another.
     
  21. johnnyonthespot

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    fantastic rifle mustang howie...

    congrats...

    when are you gonna pop off some rounds?

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  22. shootr

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    Those are some puurty Garands!!! Gets me all tingly inside!
     
  23. MustangHowie

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    Ratzinger;
    Thanks for the info.

    I have a case of ammo on clips in bandoliers landing Friday. I hope the weather is nice this weekend.
     
  24. joewill

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    [ Quote]Ah you have a re-barreled rifle, so it should be a good shooter. My Garand has an original barrel but its pretty worn out. S-A-6-52 is Springfield Armory June 1952. And the oprod was replaced in the rebuild as well.
     
  25. BigGunsMoreFun

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    A thing of Beauty

    I love those old Garands. I own 3 myself. One of mine was rebarreled for .308. I'm also working on a nice little collection of M1 Carbines. I have the IBM and the Underwood. The National Postal Meter is on the way.

    I bought my Garands from CMP years ago and managed to get some decent ones. The Carbines I bought from private sellers. The one's I've seen from CMP don't impress me much and they are way over priced. :(

    At any rate, the M1 Garand is a fine rifle if cleaned and maintained properly. Even if the barrel is a little (or more than a little) worn, you can definitely put every round in a 10" circle at 100 yards with one once you get the feel for your gun.;)

    I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine. Let's have a range report once you've had it out a couple of times.

    Molon Labe,
    Joe
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