My Garand

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by CA357, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    My Garand >>> Range Report Added

    I finally got my Garand. It's a Springfield manufactured in 1943. It's cleaned and lubed and headed to the range in the morning.

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  2. mrm14

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    I absolutely love Garrands and I miss the one I had quite a few years ago. IMO the .30-06 is a great round especially with the new componets that have become available for it in the last several years.
     

  3. CA357

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    Yup, I'm extremely fond of the .30-06 myself, and I agree, there's an awful lot of flexibility in ammunition these days.
     
  4. dnthmn2004

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    Nice buy. Don't forget to bring a camera and give us a range report tomorrow. I wish I was spending Easter at the range...:(
     
  5. CA357

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    Thanks for reminding me. I just put the camera in the range bag. I'm obviously a lousy photographer, but a picture of a hole is a picture of a hole. :D
     
  6. CA357

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    Range Report

    So, I took it to the range with a full bandoleer of Greek surplus ammunition.

    Range was 100 yards.

    There were several failures to feed, but other than that, it ran well. I'm going to field strip and clean and lube the heck out of it and that should make a difference. I'm also going to change out the op rod spring.

    The first four clips were everywhere, but mostly low and left. I adjusted the sight for the last clip and this photo shows the results. The wind was coming up, and we had shot for a while, so we called it a day.

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    I shot my Mosin 91/59 for the first time today as well. Using Yugo ammunition, it shot really low at 100 yards. Darn thing kicks like a mule too. The Mojo sight gives a really nice sight picture. I can see that I'm going to have to file the front sight down a bit.

    So, some filing and a recoil pad and back to the range with the Mosin.

    The Garand will have to go with me every time I shoot long guns. I really need the familiarization.
    Today was my first time shooting a Garand ever. Mongo like! :cool:
     
  7. mrm14

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    Get some better ammo than that Greek Surplus and you should get much better grouping. Also, a good cleaning is good but when it comes to oiling, Garrand actions like it very lightly. I'll be curious how much copper you'll pull out of the barrel also. It may be more than what you just have shot through it.

    And yes, those Mosin's are terrible recoil beasts. Especially the ones with the standard length barrels. Actually I've heard they are more accurate with the bayonet out.

    Oh, on one other note. I've been considering getting another M1 Garrand for several months now and since reading your post yestarday my motivation has become out of control. I really loved the one I had many years ago.

    A few months ago I found a company called McCann Industries out of Spanway, Wa. and I bought a few parts for my M1A. On further investigation of his website I saw that he has new M1 Garrands that he heavly modifies and sells new in .338 Win and .458 Win. These rifles I believe are intended for "Guide" rifles for big trophy game guides to use as backup for their clients. Regardless, having a Garrand in .458 Win. has become totally impossible for me to resist.

    Kind of crazy, I know, but I cant help it!

    Damn! If I do this, I'll have to go to Africa and go for one of the "Big 5" Trophy Game.
     
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  8. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    It's called "Garanditis"....... :D
     
  9. sinzitu

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    Garands rock!

    I just attended my first CMP shoot last month and it was a blast.

    I submitted my paperwork and order shortly after for my Garand. Now the wait begins. :)

    What a great rifle.
     
  10. CA357

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    Excellent! :cool: Post pics and a description when it comes in.
     
  11. Southern6er

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    Glad I live in Alabama near CMP's store in Anniston. :D No waiting and I get to handpick the one I want. :)
     
  12. CA357

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    Oh sure. Rub it in. :D
     
  13. Angrypoonani

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    I'm jealous!!
     
  14. AcidFlashGordon

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    Add me to that. I've been concentrating on acquiring combloc weapons but I would sincerely love to have a Garand. I'll soon be finding out what the kick of a Mosin-Nagant is like. Mine should be showing up soon as well as a couple of 440-round tins of Bulgarian 7.62 x 54R ammo.

    That's an "infection" I would NOT mind, in the least, to have.....:D
     
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  16. CA357

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    Good stuff Joe.

    Saturday morning I worked on the Garand and my Inland M1 carbine. I really scrubbed out the barrel on the Garand and changed out the recoil spring for a Wolff extra power spring.

    Then I dissassembled the carbine and soaked the receiver in kerosene. It still had a bunch of cosmoline on it and the rear sight was just crusty with it. Then yesterday I scrubbed it up, lubed and reassembled it. I also replaced the recoil spring with a Wolff spring.

    I enjoy doing stuff like that and it expands my skills and knowledge level.
     
  17. SHOOTER13

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    Congrats...

    on your "new" M1 Garand !! I sure do enjoy shooting mine...built in Nov 1944, pictured with original 16" bayonet and grenade launcher

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  18. CA357

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    Very nice.
    I want to get a bayonet for it as well as the M1 carbine. I'm just waiting for some spare/extra cash. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Major Kusanagi

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    How much does the M1 Garand usually go for? I have been dying to add one to my pitifully small collection of rifles.
     
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  20. SHOOTER13

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    CMP prices

    Price wise...thru CMP, the grade of the weapon determines price

    GRADES:

    Rack & Field...$495 / up

    Service...$595 / up

    Correct...sold out

    Special...$995 / up

    http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm

    and others, like Fulton Armoury...$1500 and up