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Old July 04, 2018, 17:11   #1
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Got into an M1 today...

A buddy called me out of the blue today. He bought a home and land near me and was letting some things go. He sold me a 900,000 serial range Spgnfld made M1 with cleaning kit & rods in the butt trap. Along with a cartridge belt loaded with 10 enbloc clips of non corrosive Rem ball for $800. Coul'nt say no.
It's I am sure a lot postwar bits like an IH bolt , defence stamped barrel and buttstock.
Now need to find a poker for it as the son wants to do some bayonet drills with it.
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Old July 06, 2018, 01:41   #2
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Now need to find a poker for it as the son wants to do some bayonet drills with it.
Yes but 1st you need to post some pics here!!!
Nice score, The M1 Garand is my favorite rifle, there is just something special about them. I enjoy shooting them more than anything else, buy lots of ammo for it, you'll be glad you did.
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Old July 06, 2018, 04:30   #3
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Good decision.
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Old July 07, 2018, 15:17   #4
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Yes but 1st you need to post some pics here!!!
Nice score, The M1 Garand is my favorite rifle, there is just something special about them. I enjoy shooting them more than anything else, buy lots of ammo for it, you'll be glad you did.
It's been years since I last had an M1 ....well it's my sons' now anyhow. At 15 he absconds with everything "new" I drag in. I can't do pics on this site...don't do the pic hosting hassle and it's no longer finger clickin easy to post pics like it used to be.
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Good deal. If you reload, lots of info out there.
After you first shoot it, she will call for you more.
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Old July 08, 2018, 09:03   #6
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Good deal. If you reload, lots of info out there.
After you first shoot it, she will call for you more.
I'm in my 50's. Been reloading since I was 12. Had my first M1 when I was 17. I know this disease well.
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Old July 08, 2018, 12:54   #7
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got mine at 17 too, but had to join the NG and they wouldn't let me take it home.
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Good deal!

Garands have 'soul' to them... I need another one..
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