M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by JonM, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. JonM

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    got rid of my remington 700 xcr today and picked up a shooter mixed parts m1 garand. rear sight needs to be reworked but the barrel gauges 2.5ish and the op-rod is straight. everything looks good on it cept the sights which are replacements. all the parts seem to be SA marked. i would say its fair condition but i intend to use it as a shooter as im not much on collectors pieces too pricey a gun to have fun with. its a springfield armory.

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  2. M14sRock

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    Very nice. Change the springs and go shoot that thing. And it looks like about a mid 1943, with the orig forged trigger group.
     
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  3. JonM

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    ya its not bad but its no pristine rifle for sure :) the rear sight assembly innards needs replacement so its going to be a bit before i take it to the range.
     
  4. M14sRock

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    Looks like an orig bar-lock sight? Hard to tell in the pics. Does it just spin? Have you taken the sight apart? Check to see what is stripped.

    How are you set on clips?
     
  5. JonM

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    it just spins i think something is stripped as the screw holding the windage knob in is broken. looks like it wasnt put together correctly over-tightened and broke.

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    broken bit it looks

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    got two clips or should i say magazines heh. its enough for now ill put an order for some from whicher place i find a rear ight assembly. been loading it and listening to it go PING!! pretty fun.

    shoulda got one of these a long time ago.
     
  6. JonM

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    ill detail strip it tomorrow and take some close up pics im off to bed for now
     
  7. CA357

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    Congratulations Jon, I'm glad you found one.
     
  8. M14sRock

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    Check RA Parts for an original bar lock.
     
  9. TXnorton

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    First the M1A and now the M1, woo-hoo, you are doing great! Now you need a Springfield 1903! Here are my three Springers!
     

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  10. FirstSergeant

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    Nice! I love my 1943 Springfield
     
  11. JonM

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    I've got a 1903a3 its remington made. Also have an m1 carbine but its barrel is pretty worn and it needs all its springs replaced.
     
  12. M14sRock

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    Wolf Springs makes a set of carbine springs that make them work like new. And I think NIW carbine barrels are still avail. Carbine ammo was not corrosive so the barrels are not replaced as often as Garand barrels.
     
  13. JonM

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    ya wolf makes em. i just havent got round to doing it since i dont shoot it all that much anymore. its a General Motors made carbine dating 1944ish. ive run a ton of ammo thru it over the years but cheap 30carbine isnt common anymore. used to hunt rabbit with it from time to time :)
     
  14. JonM

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    got a link to the RA parts source?? i cant find it with google.
     
  15. JonM

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    here is a close up of the parts in question.

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  16. M14sRock

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    RA Parts
     
  17. JonM

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    Thanks!! Not sure why that didn't occur to me.
     
  18. ScottG

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    No, clip is correct in this case. The En-bloc clip is used in the Garand....
     
  19. JonM

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    Ya those little 8 round magazines are cure as hell when they come SPROINGING!! Out of the reciever when its empty.