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MA or NH area smith with Garand experience needed

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Devonai, Jun 21, 2003.

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  1. Devonai

    Devonai Member

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    My Garand needs a new barrel. I got a great replacement off of Auction Arms. Now I need an expert to install it. I'd prefer not to ship the weapon. Can anyone recommend an experienced smith in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area?
     
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    Although I have worked on M1's, replacing a bbl. isn't one of my strong points.
    I would suggest you contact the Hanson Rod & Gun Club, which is a CMP
    affiliated club, to see if they can assist you in finding a fully qualified G/smith
    to do this for you.
    Best of luck,
    Bob
     
  3. Devonai

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    Thanks for the lead, but I decided to send the rifle to Fulton Armory.

    Now I have an extra shot-out and pitted barrel. I've been flirting with the idea of having it reamed out to a larger caliber.
     
  4. Khornet

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    If you haven't already shipped it

    call Dwight at Olde Colonial Gun Shop, Wolfeboro NH 603 569 4844. He knows of a local smith who concentrates on M1s. You can tell him Mike Bowen sent you.
     
  5. 30Cal

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    Fulton is pretty expensive and well known for a long wait. They do build a nice rifle, but I'd always go with the local M1 guy (the less time my rifle spends on a UPS truck the better).

    Ty
     
  6. Devonai

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    My original message was posted over two years ago. The rifle has long since been repaired.
     
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