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Old 11-06-2013, 01:01 AM   #41
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Mine was just a little ol' Russian SKS.....
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My first was a 91/30, picked her up behind a parking lot on my lunch break about 5 years ago. Already had the bolt turned down and came with 240 rounds of 203gr soft point non-corrosive ammo.

I want to get another that has no mods and is in a little better shape. I'd really like a PU.
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2010...wife even scolded me for not buying more...they were listed at $50 off of $210.... And there were lots in stock that day...
What are they fetching now? Thanks, I don't have a lot of EXP with milsurps.
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What are they fetching now? Thanks, I don't have a lot of EXP with milsurps.
$250 is a good deal these days
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It was a 1917 Colt New Service .45. I paid $17 dollars for it. I was 17 years old and the old Colt stayed with me for many years. I had graduated from College and was moving around on jobs. That Colt made me feel secure more than one time. We parted ways. I can't recall where?
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M1 carbine late 80's GM manufacture about 125$ still have it.
My first was an M1 carbine too, got it last year. For about 1000, I wish they were still as cheap as they were back then.
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My first was a Belgium Mauser 30.06 made for Saudi Arabia. Cost $40.00. Got it in the 1960's. Long gone as is my first wife that pressured me into selling it.
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My dad gave me a Japanese Arisaka 7.7 when I was 12 and a couple of years later I bought my first 98 Mauser out of a 55 gallon drum at Gibson's dept. store for 15.00.
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Yep. My wife ordered me 3 of them for my birthday. I could use them, but given LEs lack of knowledge on the law here, the Garand stays home during the season.

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Does the NY law restrict autoloaders with fixed magazines? The Garand does not have a removable magazine. It has the Enbloc loading clip that feeds the fixed magazine.

Or did the NY lawmakers know enough to address this?
The Unsafe Act clearky states removable magazine and any one "evil" feature, but it is also worded as "Removable Ammunition Feeding Device". Kind of unclear IMO. To me, the magazine is fixed, and the state has not put the Garand on it's banned list. I think it depends on the LEO who sees it as to how it will be handled. I have had mine out at the range surrounded by local, county, and state boys, and none of them have said anything more than "Mind if I put a few through it?"

I have yet to say no. If I share, they share. The last one let me put a few down range with his M4. Not bad, but (aside from the dumb azz laws) just not my style.

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just an addition. you can single load a M1 garand by holding the bolt open and placing an enbloc with 1 or more cartridges into the magwell and then you can fill the enblock up to 7 by manually pressing rounds into the magwell. you can top off enblocs in this manner but only up to 7 its damn near impossible to get number 8 in place.
I have done this before. The 7 round max to this type of loading is not an issue. All you are allowed, unless at an NRA sanctioned match or NRA sponsored range, is 7 anyway, and most ranges around here only allow 5 per shooting session. A trooper I know did this one day with mine, and forgot to make sure the bolt was locked back. I didn't know what Garand thumb was until Viking posted about it in another thread, but I had seen it first hand. Ouch.
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2010...wife even scolded me for not buying more...they were listed at $50 off of $210.... And there were lots in stock that day...
Sounds like you and I share the same problem. I have only gotten in trouble with my wife once for buying a gun. that was only because I came home with less than 60 rounds of ammunition. i didn't bring home enough for her to go out and shoot with me.

the first wife OTOH, threatened divorce when I picked up my Mauser and my M1. I told her to go ahead and leave. I could sell the guns and pay for the lawyer to handle the divorce, which I did wind up doing. i also sold my truck and motorcycle.....

to my father, who gave them back to me as congratulatory gifts when the divorce was finalized!
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