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M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:11 pm
by nothernug
This isn't a new acquisition but, since my previous posts here are all gone I feel free to offer them up again so here goes.

The top image shows how it came. The next photo shows what I found after cleaning. Needless to say, I was quite thrilled. I looked up the numbers to find it was made in 1955, the same year I was born. I think it's pretty safe to say this will outlive me. As for the specs from CMP, I got better thaan I paid for. It is supposed to be service grade but the numbers are darn close to the next grade up! Needless to say, in looks and mechanical condition, I drew a nice one! The bore is perfect too.
As an aside, the sling used is just an old European leather sling. I know have a repro 1907 sling on it. I know a web sling would be more 'correct' for a rifle of the 1950s but, I just think the 1907 looks a lot better and offers more opportunities for use (if I can just remember how to work it!) so I use it.
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before cleaning
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after cleaning
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Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:18 pm
by vandle
Scrubbed up nicely

Love the furniture

Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:31 am
by Rapidrob
Really looks good!

Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:58 pm
by Ghoulardi
I also have a HRA GARAND that was made the same year I was born :D . it stood up better then me :lol:

Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:48 pm
by Charles Lipscomb
Very nice.
In 1998 I got my "one in a lifetime M1". Well that was the policy until 1999.
Mine was a 2,46 million Springfield service grade that had been through Toole in the month and year I was born.
It shoots far better than I am capable of doing.

Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 pm
by nothernug
Ghoulardi wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:58 pm
I also have a HRA GARAND that was made the same year I was born :D . it stood up better then me :lol:
Cool it ova...! Oh NO. PARMA! Oxnard, grroup! 8-)
Alas poor Ghoulardi, I knew him! RIP Ernie Anderson. When I left Ohio, Ghoulardi was, and remains, the only thing I miss about the place. ;)

Thanks for the nice comments about the rifle guys!

Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:11 pm
by Hammy
Love the stock! Kind of like when the Finns got their hand on a Mosin and replaced the stock with flame beech.