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M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by blue, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thought I'd give and updated picture of my Garand. If you look a few posts back, I posted it up about a year ago with a new Boyds stock.... This is still my same beauty, just a bit "polished" If that's what you wanna call it! If you can't tell, the american walnut stock now has a much deeper and rich dark color to it... that's because I spent one or two (maybe three ;)) evenings hand rubbing my wood...stock. This is a combination of many coats of pure linseed oil (flax seed) and tung oil over time. Some of you may know I've got a keen appreciation for wood stocks, but this tops any I have previously finished.

    The picture was taken at Fort Abercrombie on Kodiak, what used to be part of a defensive battery in preparation for the Japanese. I just love the history that surrounds the rifle and these forgotten structures of World War II. Here's a link to some information on Kodiak and WWII http://www.kadiak.org/

    @nitesite (he won't wanna miss it!)
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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    It's absolutely beautiful, Chris. What a treasure. I doubt I'll ever own one now that they are in the stratosphere and the new federal restriction on importing them anymore. I'm real proud for you, my friend. Your efforts paid off well!
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  3. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    How have you not had the chance to head to the South Store? Aren't you close? I surely hope you get to own one at some point... even though this is a post-war production HRA, I still feel connected to History when I hold it. It was an interesting feeling taking the pictures in the old bunker... I haven't been to many places outside of Europe where old WWII relics still stand.

    I actually have another Garand on order with the CMP (It'll be a Springfield or Winchester... in which case there will be a good chance it will have been in the hands of some U.S troops in theater) I'll certainly let you guys know when it shows up... I'm about half way through the wait right now:D
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  4. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Looking good AK. I love the Garands. Was it Patton who named it the greatest battle implement ever devised?
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ^ Yes Sir it was.


    @aksavanaman , That rifle is pure SEXY! You did an amazing job with the stock brother, she's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the history on your backdrop. I love reading about these sites as well...
  6. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Great looking gun AK!!
  7. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Great job AK! That's one good lookin' rifle.:D
  8. Nem

    Nem .22LR

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    those are some gorgeous pics of some great rifles
  9. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Found an early picture of the bunker in operation....

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  10. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    That's awesome! Thanks AK...
  11. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I hope this story is accurate. I tried to verify elsewhere but most were quoting the article below, including a Garand forum. We'll need to follow up on this one.
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  12. VitSports6

    VitSports6 20g Supporter

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    When was this article written? I remember there being some sort of issue with the Korean Garands as they were supposedly "loaned" to Korea and they are trying to sell them back to the US.

    My garand was a Korean loaner, the barrel was in really bad shape, but everything else seemed to be OK.

    My "people's Army" Garand

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  13. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Awesome M1 aksavanaman...!!

    Very interesting Vitsports6...do you know what the Korean stamp letters say ?
  14. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    It was written a few days ago but they added a disclaimer since last night that it's not happening.
  15. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Damn. Thought the price from cmp would drop if this happened
  16. VitSports6

    VitSports6 20g Supporter

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    I cannot read the etching, however!

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    Guo could mean country, national or a couple other things.
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  17. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Nice...!! Thanks...
  18. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Posted up an M1 Group pic in another thread, but finally got some decent solo pics of the Springfield Garand that was recently passed down to me from my Pop...

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    The six digit serial number dates it to July 1942...

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    Has an M5A1 bayonet and I picked up a couple dozen en blocs for the range...

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    Picked up the m1907 sling from Springfield a while back. It came in undyed raw leather and took a few coats of tan antiqued gel stain pretty well. It's a little orange right now, but should darken up nicely over time...

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    The stock has seen better days, but overall it's in great condition. Stripped it down completely for inspection and cleaning, then greased it up real nice. The bore is in good shape and still has a lot of life left in it. I'm proud and honored to have such a beautiful piece of American history with some sentimental family history as well...
  19. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Great rifle.
  20. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thank you Sir...

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