Aaaww, the M1 Garand and it's 8 rounds en block clip...
Always ready to freak out firing range officials (Cuz they don't know THE regulation), pissed off the shooter to your right side (cuz it's raining real hot 30-06 shells) and making the left one stare at your rifle in admiration (Cuz he know what you got in your hands).
Also that "pin-ing" sound when the clip eject is just an orgasm for your ears.
Then you know you got an M1 Garand!
can't wait to shoot it this weekend...or whenever i get my gas plug in.
did a teardown and found the usual suspects: SA bolt, SA oprod and winchester trigger group...
i managed to do some checking on the barrel installed on my rifle and surprisingly its not a a newly manufactured criterion barrel., but a pretty much new post war Springfield Armory barrel: S A 7-51 (July 1951)...i'm actually quite happy that I got a fully built restored all USGI (except for the stock) M1 Garand to call my own
I've increased the time between my log ins here because of threads like these. Everytime I come here I find something gorgeous like this. First it was the M1A1's, now the Garands. Damn you Wanstalls. I'm going back to work to make more money so I can give it to you next time these come up.
Great old Garands indeed. I've used mine at Bull Meadow once and did not do half badly considering what it is and what I shot against on the line. I even got two Vs at 800. I also used it one hot summer in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan and from the prone at 600 yards consistantly banged that 18" metal gong, no sweat!
Try to think before you speak or type, because the internet has a long memory.
Unless JRA is marking these somewhere discretely, with the fake stamps this is little better than a faked-up turd and leaves a very foul taste in my collector-centric mouth. EPIC FAIL.
I would pay more to NOT have fake stamps. Did they fake up SA markings on the criterion barrel too?
Here's to the left-handed Type 97 for bear defence.
You can hunt with these - even with the 5 rd limit, you can take an existing mag, drill a couple of holes, cut down to them with a dremel, heat and bend the metal appropriately, and you've got a 5-round mag... I made a few back around 2003 and they worked no sweat... Now.. I sure wish I hadn't sold the damn rifle...
I'm sure the guys who make allot more money then I do appreciate you bringing these in. I just wish I had a higher paying job.
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.