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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by youngbuck, Oct 5, 2006.

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  1. youngbuck

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    hi, im new to the boards and ive got a few questions about a rifle that i found. we were cleaning out my great grand fathers house about a week ago and we found a rifle and some stuff from when he was in the army. i know its made by winchester but i dont know the model or when it was made. i think it was his old hunting rifle. about how much is this gun worth and whats it shoot?

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    we tossed most of his old stuff because we did not have room to keep it but i kept the rifle. dad had no interest in it so i took it and started making it in to a home defence rifle im going to mount a lazer and a flashlight and maby a red dot scope next time the gun show comes around ill keep you updated on the project as it goes.

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  2. DRMMR02

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    NOOO!!! Don't mount anything on it. That's an M1 Garand rifle. Arguably the most influential and effective rifle carried by American soldiers ever. You have a piece of WWII and family history. Treat it with care and reverence. Leave the scopes and sights form something modern and with less history. I would carefully put it back together and try to fix any changes you might have made already. If you want a home defense rifle with lots of gizmos, go buy an AR.
     
  3. youngbuck

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    never herd of a grand before. i thaught it was a old pos hunting rifle. i think it tooks alot better sence i sanded that old finish off of it.
     
  4. DRMMR02

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    Not to sound like a jerk, but I think the historical value, in general and for your family is a lot more important than converting it to an home defense weapon. Is sanding it the only permanent thing you have done?

    seriously, if you're looking for an HD rifle, consider getting an AR-15. Those are meant to have all sorts of stuff mounted to them, if you're into that sort of thing.

    For more info Wiki article
     
  5. Baba Louie

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    You had one of the most sought after of the M1 Garand rifles as it was mfg by Winchester. The "customization you've performed to date, known in milsurp collector circles as "Bubba-fying" it has certainly detracted from its desirability and your great grandpa is probably spinning in his grave. :what:

    It is of course, yours to do with it, what you will, but I think most "knowledgable" members here and elsewhere would agree that while interesting (to you) it is horrifying to us (me at least). :eek:

    Welcome to THR by the way.

    http://p102.ezboard.com/bparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforums
    Cruise this board, especially "Military Semi-Auto" forums for a bit and learn about that which you have tweaked. Do not, under any circumstances mention what you have done to date. Just read and learn why some things are better left as is.

    sigh
     
  6. EvisceratorSrB

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    Yeah when I read it and viewed the pictures, my jaw literally dropped. My Mauser k98k has many dings and such. Handguard is loose and things of this nature but in order to fix it, probably something permanent must be changed. To me, a permanent change would not make it what it once was. The character is lost from the rifle itself. I'm in disbelief really .:what: Keep it in a safe, give it to your kids. Make sure your kids, give it to their kids. You don't know how valuable that thing is, or ... was.

    Edit: I'm going to cry now.
     
  7. Metapotent

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    Youngbuck, no offense but dude...you just did one of the dumbest things of your life.

    You had an M1 Garand in almost perfect condition and you sawed off the buttstock and sanded the receiver??? That would be like acquiring an old yet mint-condition Rolls Royce and sawing off the roof and sanding off the paint just for fun!

    M1 Garands in equally good condition can be worth $1000 and sometimes alot more than that. So you really should have done some research before you decided to mutilate that rifle!

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    He sawed the damn buttstock off!!!

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    I really pray to God that you didn't 'toss' any of your Great Grandfathers war memorabilia!!

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    youngbuck, I looked at your Putfile account of "cobraboy1989" from the links you provided and in your pictures there are a whole bunch more M1 Garands assembled and disassembled along with enblock clips. So obviously you knew what you were doing, what the rifle was, and you didn't just acquire a gun you had no clue about.

    So are you just playing games or what? Can you explain this and this?
     
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    Looking at the rest of the photos in your putfile gallery, "youngbuck", I hope you don't up and decide to bastard up the rest of those rifles like you've already done with that one Garand. I gotta say you're probably not going to get many compliments for it.

    ~GnSx
     
  10. Bob R

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    Youngbuck,

    It's your gun, do whatever you want to it. Hell, you can have it gold plated if that is what trips your trigger. Or have it duracoated fuscia...it is yours to play with.

    bob
     
  11. btsyshsbnd

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    in addition to the mutilation what's the legality of cutting a rifle down like that?
     
  12. Dr. Dickie

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    Oh my god, I think I'm going to faint:eek:
     
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    :barf: What is your major malfunction? Even if I didnt know squat about guns I wouldnt cut up great grandpas old service rifle. P.S if that gun is less than 26inches long it is illegal.
     
  14. repsychler

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    I think we're being punked.
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  15. lawandorder

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    I hope it is a terrible joke and he is pulling our legs with some old parts.
     
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    Like Metapotent, I strongly suspect we're having our chains yanked here.

    If so, I guess youngbuck hooked a few. Ho ho. Big joke.

    If not? Words fail me. I despair that someone might do this with their Great-Grandfather's stuff.


    I'm praying it's a 'joke' :(

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  17. Vairochana

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    I get it...funny...:what:
     
  18. Dr. Dickie

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    My first thought as well. They way he holds the cut stock is just a little to "cutsie" (and why would that be included if not for the dramatic effect of devastation).
    Funny, yeah. But man, you don't joke about a Garand, it's bad juju:evil:
     
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    I just threw up a little in my mouth. :what:

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  21. foghornl

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    I can only hope that that is a cruel joke. If not....

    I'm still hurlin' my breakfast all over the keyboard.

    If he has any others like that, don't touch.....other than to put in a crate and send to me.....
     
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    I'm with Bob R. It would have been nice to keep it original but it is yours.
     
  23. GunnySkox

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    Per the NFA, a non-NFA legal rifle must have a barrel >= 16" in length, and must be at least 26" overall.

    I read somewhere that a rifle which is shorter than 26" with a barrel longer than 16" is termed a "Short Rifle" (as differentiated from a Short Barrelled Rifle).

    Cheers,
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  24. 4v50 Gary

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    That patch on the left shoulder with the anchor, eagle & submachine gun was an Amtrac unit of WW II. My uncle served in that unit. Those guys operated the Water Buffalos (LVT1s through 5). Sorry to see you cut that rifle. Its value plumetted.:(
     
  25. kludge

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    OMG! did he just cut the stock off a $1000 Garand?

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