Finally! New M1 Grand...No it's not a misspell!

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by supergus, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. supergus

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    Actually I got it for less than 1K:p It's a Correct grade SA from CMP. All I had to do was clean out the cosmoline.
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  2. hillbilly68

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    DIRTY DOG! That is great, I have always wanted a Garand. Congrats, I know you will enjoy it.
     

  3. toader51

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    Its A Beut

    That Is An Awesome Peice Of History You Have
    I Just Bought One From My Grandfather For $250 It Is A Great Rifle
    I Am Working On Bringing It Back To Original Gi Specs Now
    It Has Some Mismatched Parts In It Now But Its Still One Hell Of A Good Shooter:d
     
  4. Dillinger

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    Nice SuperGus - You have yourself one damn fine "battle" rifle there brother. Take care of it and it will take care of you, for probably more years than you have left. :cool:

    JD
     
  5. supergus

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    Thanks for the kind words! I just can't wait to hit the range with it!
     
  6. ScottG

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    Good purchase! Now all you need to do is clean the cosmo again, and again, and again, and again....
     
  7. supergus

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    I already learned from cleaning my SKS, clean it till there's no more cosmoline and then clean it again! This time I threw everything but the barrel in a baking pan in the oven until the cosmo was dripping off everything, then I used Shooter's Choice Foaming Bore Cleaner on everything and let it soak. Then I blasted everything down with Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber. I only had to scrub a few areas.
     
  8. Rick Edwards

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    Arguably the finest battle rifle ever made.

    I have wanted one for long time. Enjoy!
     
  9. phrogmech

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    Welcome to the club, just got mine last year. Great weapon. Hope you picked up some ammo while your were at CMP.
     
  10. supergus

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    Not yet. I just got an email from CMP; ammo on sale:D
    I just shot it for the first time today!:D:D:D: I shot Federal Power-Shoks. WOW! I love this gun!
     
  11. ScottG

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    Heck, the only ones who don't love the Garand are filthy red commies, and dead nazzis and kamikazes.... :p
     
  12. Dcomf

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    Of course you are familiar with all the caveats concerning the M1. You need to use some caution when using commercial ammo. This is old hat for most here but should be brought up now and then. The M1 was designed to use a certain weight range bullet and powders of a certain burn rate range. If the commercial rounds you use fall outside that then you risk op-rod damage at a minimum. Just FYI.

    Toader51-When you say bringing back to GI specs it seems like you mean to say original configuration. If all you are doing is replacing parts of one approved manufacturer with those of another then you are returning to original config. There is nothing out of spec about it.
     
  13. supergus

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    I wasn't at first. After I shot about 40 rounds of the Federal, I stopped by my local gun shop and the owner warned me about using hot loads. He mentioned something about how"sh!t could start coming apart..badly" :eek: Thanks for the heads up though. Not everyone has milsurp ammo( I didn't realize that CMP had an ammo sale going on) so they go to the gun shop and buy whatever they feel like.(Like me:() Now I have milsurp ammo coming from CMP.
     
  14. Bob Wright

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    A friend of mine (at Three Little Pigs BBQ here in Memphis) recently got his M1 and found a correct WW II leather sling for it also.

    He and I were more familiar with the OD web sling of 'fifties vintage.

    Loved to fire the old M1, but preferred to carry the M2 Carbine.

    Bob Wright
     
  15. Northwoods

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    Boy, ain't that the truth!:D
     
  16. Dillinger

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    :eek: I actually don't care for the Garand. It's a good design, and it will run forever, but I just don't happen to like a couple of features about it....

    Sorry.

    JD
     
  17. Bob Wright

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    What, pray tell, might they be? And, from what standpoint? As a shooter/hunter, or Infantry Rifleman?

    Bob Wright
     
  18. Dillinger

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    Easy Bob - I am not trying to start anything here.

    You have a dog legged op rod driven platform. The thing will run, and run well no matter what. The op rod is a proven design that will allow a weapon to run clean or dirty.

    However, from an accuracy standpoint, this is not the best model. The kalashnikov has the same feature. It's reliable, but it's not as accurate as it could be. Adding to that, the barrel isn't free floated, and in fact, it's held firmly in place by a wood saddle & two straps. Adding the far front sling swivel, which wasn't designed to be a sling swivel in the first place, can add torque to the barrel directly. Plus the thing weighs a ton.

    In what frame of reference? That of an apprentice rifle builder who has been taught to question everything about weapon designs to see if there are ways to improve them from an operational and accuracy standpoint.

    It's a fine weapon that has a very prestigious line of service to man and country. I am not taking anything away from that when I say that I personally do not like a couple of features about the weapon.

    JD
     
  19. ScottG

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    Shhh....Patton might hear you....:eek:
     
  20. bkt

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    You know that "Thou shalt not covet" commandment? I'm breaking it right now. (Not really. I'm cool with getting my own Garand someday.)

    Nice rifle! Enjoy!