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Pics of My 308 M1

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pdh, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. pdh

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    Guys...some of you maybe interested on looking ay my 308 M1.
    It has been fully accurized.
    Barrel is not the heavy match barrel though..but a douglas preium.
    A man in my area rebuilt it...but it took two YEARS to get it back! A long two years at that!
    This is before I heard of Roland Beaver.
    This M1 will shoot inch groups at 100yds if you do your part.
     

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    Reciever
     

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    Wish I can get all these on one post.
     

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    Sorry...one more
     

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    Looks great! My 308 shoots better than any 3006 I have had - its a very good way to go!
     
  6. Murphster

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    Two years!!? I'm as impressed with your patience as I am with your rifle. (Nice rifle, by the way.)
     
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    That wood is spectacular. Is it original? What's the story on .308 M1's? Were they ever issue? Or just custom conversions? Nice rifle!
     
  8. pdh

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    Two longggg years!
    Yep. I wanted the rifle done that bad.
    Won't let him work on my Kid's BB Gun now :fire:
    He told me it would take him 6 months at first !!
     
  9. pdh

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    I bought the M1 off a friend who got it through the DCM(?) CMP now.

    It was in 30-06 and he put on a true-oil finish before I bought it.

    After I got the gun..I wanted to get it fixed up.My friend got me a different stock through some sort of magazine(can't remember)

    Well I refinished the stock and it matched the handguards very well...everything came out pretty good.

    Then sent it off to the 'smith.

    Some one here with more knowledge than I can help you more..Sulaco. I believe they were not issued in 308.
    Thought I read somewhere a time ago that the Navy experimented with the M1's in another Calib during the 1950's.

    Here I go on Mr Beaver again :D he can furnish custom barrels in calib based in the .308..30-06..22-250..243..6mm..260..7mm-08..25-06..270 ect.
     
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    Gotta love those .308 Garands...:)

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  11. pdh

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    varoadking---WHEW!!!!! Dandies :)
     
  12. Stickjockey

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    Is the second one maple? Sweet rifles!
     
  13. varoadking

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    Thanks, dood...they have an ugly step-sister at home as well - but we're gonna get her some plastic surgery real soon...

    Loved seeing your M1 - you have to be proud of her.

    BTW - I shoot MilSurp in the walnut Garand, but the maple one has a Barnett barrel and I have had great groups with Federal American Eagle 150 grain loads. You may want to give them a shot...
     
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    Yup, maple - with NM sights and op rod, Barnett barrel and black moly coat.

    Helluva shooter...

    Sorry pdh - didn't mean to steal the thread - just wanted to share...
     
  15. pdh

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    Oh man..stealing thread?
    No problem. Didn't even think of it.
    Enjoyed viewing your M1's. They are nice! :)
     
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    Yeah varoadking...I'll give the Federals a try sometime...thanks.

    All that I have shot in my Garand are reloads using IMR4895 with the Sierra 168gr Match.
     
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    Does Roland Beaver have a website?
     
  18. pdh

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    Alfadog.
    No..I do not believe he has a site.
    He has a e-mail address...rfbeaver@centurytel.net
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Another great builder of quality Garands is Dean's Gun Restorations (www.dgrguns.com) His work is fantastic and his stocks are incredible.
     
  21. varoadking

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    If I'm not mistaken, Dean's and WTO both use Wenig stocks like you see in my pic's.

    The Bastogne walnut stocks I've seen are very nice - don't have one of those yet...

    You can buy the entire rifle with a new barrel and stock from WTO for just $30.00 more than what Dean's charges just to refurbish one after you consider the .308 bullet block...
     
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