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The Garand of Last Resort


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Nov 7, 2006
Marietta, Georgia
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This is the first Garand and centerfire repeater I ever owned. Pretty sure I got it on VJ Day in 1995. I rebuilt it for the 2nd time not long ago. It's an SA 44 receiver, but I didn't try to make it period correct. I just need it to be reliable, hit hard and shoot straight, so I used what I could get in the best condition. It has a new Satern 4150 -06 barrel and a Dupage laminated stock. The bolt is H&R, and the rest is SA. Some of the stock metal is Taiwan.

Took it out the other day and it ran perfectly with my garbage reloads (46 gr H4895, 150 gr SP). Banged this clip off a sandbag at 50 yards as fast the public range would let me. That would be better if I could see anything, and knew or cared what I was doing. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️ It's still a rush firing the M1 Garand. 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥 ping! :)

Garands are just excellent rifles, especially when they're pretty.