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February 15, 2010, 11:59 PM
Im getting an M1 garand and im wondering if I could put a scope on it and how.
Where could I get one and how much would it cost?
February 16, 2010, 04:55 AM
exist for scoping a Garand. One is to utilize a side mount as mfg by b-Square or another outfit called S/K & there may be others. The scope will end up offset on the left side on the receiver, tied into same by the ears of the rear sight and clamping onto the reciever forward. To facilitate loading and ejection it will be offset to the left slightly.
Another option is to get a forward mounted rail from Ultimak and go w/ either an intermediate eye relief "scout" scope, or a dot scope. The ultimak rail replaced the forward hand guard.
I have no personal experience w/ either, but have threatened to install one or the other for a quite a few years. I am familiar w/ a coworker who has mounted an Ultimak on a M14 w/ an aimpoint and has good results and durability. The Ultimak costs more than the b- Square/ or S & K .
February 16, 2010, 04:57 AM
There are two methods, as far as I know.
Fulton Armory's site has both, but they are also available from other sources. Here's a link to Fulton Armory. Look under "M1 Parts"...
The first method is similar to the original M1C/M1D sniper configuration, in that it provides an offset mount on the L side. The difference in the modern design is that it provides a Weaver mount so you can use modern 1" scopes, and it replaces the rear sight assembly. (And provides a rear sight as part of its assembly.) Fulton Armory won't install a Griffin and Howe mount on customer receivers, so I don't know how you would go about getting one other than to order a rifle so equipped from Fulton Armory. Either of these has an offset position that needs one of the cheek pads for a proper sight alignment. This option costs $100 from this supplier.
The second method is a replacement rear handguard that provides what is called a "scout mount". You can mount an IER (intermediate eye relief) scope in this position, or a red dot like an Eotech. This method looks unusual, compared to the classic location, but does not interfere with loading and does not require a cheek pad. The original iron sights are usable with the scope removed, as the scout mount has a groove down its center. This option costs $150 from this supplier.
February 16, 2010, 09:21 AM
I don't remember the company, and I think they are no longer in business, but:
At one time someone made a center mount for the Garand. They had modified clips that you installed from the bottom with the floorplate removed. These clips had a tab that prevented last round ejection. You loaded it single round like a bolt action.
Good soild mount if you could live with the changes to the manual-of-arms.
February 16, 2010, 03:24 PM
and I have never heard of such.
As my eyes go (how so ever slowly) I am pondering scoping a Garand myself.
February 16, 2010, 06:35 PM
Go to www.shuffsparkerizing.com and inquire about Tim building a M1D replica with your M1 Garand. He does other expert, reasonably priced work. You might also look into Fulton Armory's parts and work.
February 17, 2010, 07:24 AM
Here is an M1 with a scout mount from Amegaranges.com with a 2x aimpoint mounted.
February 17, 2010, 11:26 AM
I had a SK mount and it was quite a bit higher and offset more than an M1C/M1D mount. Even with the cheekpiece there was no cheekweld. I even added material under the pad but it just wasn't right. A solid mount though. The Amega Range mount works well. As stated Shuffs does the M1C style for 1" scopes. The M1D uses 7/8" scopes and they are pricey. The pic is a Burris 2.75X on a Nigerian stock. It works pretty well.
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