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Old 12-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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If you are going to be in $800 you can likely find a good clean garand for close to that. I would hold out and not get something that had been totally bubbatized in the hopes of making it right again, unless it was an absolute STEAL of a price.
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If you are going to be in $800 you can likely find a good clean garand for close to that. I would hold out and not get something that had been totally bubbatized in the hopes of making it right again, unless it was an absolute STEAL of a price.
I'll actually be in about $530 or so. I found a good, cheap parts kit. Cheaper than the CMP when they're in stock.
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It is a International Harvester???!! Are you sure?! I want it !!! will he ship?
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I got pictures of the rear sight. Can anyone tell me anything about this? How they mounted it and if anything was ground off.

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Never mind... the sight ears are messed up.. and it doesnt really look like a IHC receiver...

It should look like this:
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Never mind... the sight ears are messed up.. and it doesnt really look like a IHC receiver...

It should look like this:
Yep, the seller can continue to try to blow smoke up your skirt, but that receiver has been altered beyond reasonable repair. No collector would give you a dime for it. It is not just missing a "dust cover".

The seller is an idiot and you should run away fast and far..
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I got pictures of the rear sight. Can anyone tell me anything about this? How they mounted it and if anything was ground off.

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That is a M1 carbine rear sight. My guess would be that the receiver was damaged, maybe a broken sight ear on the original receiver. Someone got the bright idea of grinding the remains of the sight ears down so they would be out of the way of the adjustment knob of the carbine sight. You can still see raised remains of the old sight ears as kind of low walls. My guess would be that a dremel or other cutoff wheel was used and then ground down. Then touched up with cold bluing. Drilling and tapping the receiver was probably how the carbine sight base was mounted. Also the receiver markings are not very clear, this receiver may have been rejected at armory level.

Do a google search of M1 Garand receiver images. It will show you what they should look like. And it will become obvious that the original milled sight ears are no longer there, and since they were originally milled out of the same single piece of metal, they can't just be put back on.

That receiver is complete poop. No nice way to say it. If you want to expose the seller some more, or at least the level if stupidity of the person who originally did this if it isn't the seller, ask for better pictures of the receiver markings, barrel markings, etc. to show that it is an IH receiver.
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So the moron that did this ground off the rear sight block? So I'll be better off just going ahead and buying the parts kit and a receiver and building a Garand from the ground up. With the kit being $230 and receiver being around $200, with shipping and FFL it'll run about $475 give or take a few dollars.
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So the moron that did this ground off the rear sight block? So I'll be better off just going ahead and buying the parts kit and a receiver and building a Garand from the ground up. With the kit being $230 and receiver being around $200, with shipping and FFL it'll run about $475 give or take a few dollars.
There are also some tools and know how that go along with it. If you just want a parts gun that is a shooter, you could still get a decent one for under $1000. I'd spend the money on one done right.

Here's a link to another website. It has several good pics of what a IH Garand should look like.

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So the moron that did this ground off the rear sight block? So I'll be better off just going ahead and buying the parts kit and a receiver and building a Garand from the ground up. With the kit being $230 and receiver being around $200, with shipping and FFL it'll run about $475 give or take a few dollars.
If you really want to build a Garand I would buy a receiver from the CMP, You can get them from a bare receiver to one already barreled and headspaced with a bolt. Or just buy a complete one.

(Unless your a nut like me and just gotta have a IHC... )
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