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straight-shooter
October 25, 2012, 05:06 PM
I just picked up a M1 Garand in a trade deal. It's a 1955 SA re barreled with a 1965 SA and has the new style CMP stock. I done a total strip and all the grease points were properly lubed and the owner claimed he never fired it. From the looks of the inside he was not lying.

I would say the trade was a good trade for both parties as I traded a Arsenal SGL-21 that was unfired. I figure i can always get another SGL-21 but the Garands are slowly drying up.

I have a set of dies and LC brass on the way in the mail and should be up and running using Hornady Amax 168gr bullets a H4895 powder here shortly. I'm chomping at the bit to get this rifle to the range. :D

Now for the obligatory pic....

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd56/straightshooter44/M1Garand800x600_zps3a64be50.jpg

tahunua001
October 25, 2012, 05:21 PM
very nice, good going. I need to hurry up and get my CMP paperwork filed.

Technosavant
October 25, 2012, 07:15 PM
Very nice. Seeing some pics of the Garands from some members here have me getting antsy. I submitted my CMP paperwork last week... I just get the feeling the wait is going to feel like it's much longer than it actually will be.

Eghad
October 25, 2012, 08:37 PM
Best invention ever. The government should issue all citizens one plus ammo for training and use.

JR_Roosa
October 25, 2012, 08:39 PM
Ordering another one tomorrow. I have a special and I'm getting a service grade for a match rifle project.

J.

chris in va
October 25, 2012, 09:05 PM
Purdy. Love my CMP Field grade.

Navy joe
October 26, 2012, 02:17 AM
Congrats, pretty gun. I have 2, need about 4 more in my opinion. A wonderful trade too. Now did you really lay a flag on the floor for that pic? :(

madcratebuilder
October 26, 2012, 07:18 AM
A great Garand side effect is having cases of M2 ball around. I have never shot my '03's and 1917's as much since I started shooting the Garand more and laid in a few cases ball ammo.

straight-shooter
October 26, 2012, 07:27 AM
Congrats, pretty gun. I have 2, need about 4 more in my opinion. A wonderful trade too. Now did you really lay a flag on the floor for that pic?

No flags were harmed during this photo shoot! Actually it was laid on the kitchen table. :cool:

Now at this very moment it is neatly folded into a triangle and respectfully put away.

bamaranger
October 28, 2012, 12:48 AM
I would think that your rifle would be an ideal shooter. Late model receiver and a rebarrel..perfect if the accuracy is there.

Loading for the Garand taught me a few things:
- Use milspec primers (hardshell type) I think CCI # is 34.
- Understand headspace and how to set your reloads up w/
the correct HS for your rifle
-Obtain a primer pocket uniforming tool and do all the pockets on any
brass you intend for the M1
-Use the correct powder w/ burn rate compatible w/ the M1 (I use 4064, but their are others)


Enjoy

BLUETIP
October 28, 2012, 08:44 AM
Nice m1, good trade, enjoy

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 09:34 AM
Well, i'm getting close to getting the Garand out to the range. Last night i loaded up some 30-06 ammo for it. I plan on shooting these over my chronograph and hope to achieve 2,600 to 2,680 fps out of them. Through research this is suppose to be a close duplicate match load used with the Hornady Amax.

LC 68 Brass
168 gr Hornady Amax bullet
46.3 gr H4895
2.484 trim length
3.320 OAL (.020 short of the lands)
No crimp

I'll report back with the results when I get them.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd56/straightshooter44/Targets/DSC_0550640x480_zpse96eefb5.jpg

MJ1
October 28, 2012, 10:02 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/2dd14176.jpg

.....:D:D:D.....

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 10:07 AM
LOL, I had mine torn down like that just the other day. I usually do that after i get a firearm because I have to learn it for my own personal sanity. Not to mention the M1 Garand has key lube points that need attention.

Nice photo, thanks for sharing!

MJ1
October 28, 2012, 11:36 AM
Hmmmmmm??????


This was a fun project and for $310 I got a great rifle. This was my first 100 yards test.




Enjoy your new M1.

...MJ...

re-cycle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/32c80cfe.jpg

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 12:38 PM
Ok, got me there. Stripped it down just short of the barrel. LOL, I have a wet stainless tumbler setup so hopefully soon i'll get to that and shine up the 44 years old brass to like new.

Old Grump
October 28, 2012, 02:44 PM
You used a flag for a table cloth to display a gun? Sorry but I don't give a hoot and a holler about your gun if you think our flag is just a convenient rag to display your toys on. Fly it right or hang it right but don't walk on it and don't lay things on it, some of us old buzzards are offended by that. :mad:

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 03:23 PM
You used a flag for a table cloth to display a gun? Sorry but I don't give a hoot and a holler about your gun if you think our flag is just a convenient rag to display your toys on. Fly it right or hang it right but don't walk on it and don't lay things on it, some of us old buzzards are offended by that.

You got your screen name right.

MLeake
October 28, 2012, 03:30 PM
I don't know; I am not particularly old, nor particularly grumpy, but I am a veteran and I also found it a bit offensive.

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 03:33 PM
Well that certainly was not the intent and I personally found nothing wrong with it since I didn't lay the flag on the ground. Like momma always said, you can't please everyone, nor will i try.

MLeake
October 28, 2012, 03:51 PM
I didn't think it was your intent, so I didn't say anything, until you took issue with Old Grump.

Just realize that per the protocols some of us (who I suspect are older than you, but I could be wrong) were taught regarding uses of the flag, do not allow for your display.

MJ1
October 28, 2012, 03:54 PM
It's done all the time to display classic American arms medals swords. Some folks are just trigger happy or need some prunes.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/ee27d9b6.jpg

MLeake
October 28, 2012, 04:11 PM
MJ1, olympic athletes also wear flag-based warmups.

Just because things are commonly done, sometimes even with great fanfare, it doesn't mean they are right.

Theohazard
October 28, 2012, 04:59 PM
He neatly laid an obviously well-cared-for flag on a table, then laid a symbol of American history on it and took a picture. After that he neatly folded it up and put it away. As a Marine infantry veteran, I found the picture classy and respectful and I have no problem with it.

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 05:06 PM
He neatly laid an obviously well-cared-for flag on a table, then laid a symbol of American history on it and took a picture. After that he neatly folded it up and put it away. As a Marine infantry veteran, I found the picture classy and respectful and I have no problem with it.

Thank you Theohazard for seeing it the same I did when setting up for this photo. I have a large amount of respect for the American Flag and what it stands for. Back in my day we were taught that respect every day as we stood up for the pledge of allegiance in school, something that is missing in todays world.

MLeake
October 28, 2012, 05:25 PM
Theohazard, I understand your point. For what it's worth, I even agree with it on the one hand. But on the other, it isn't technically proper, and I understand Old Grump's issue with it. If the OP had responded to Old Grump in the respectful manner in which he responded to you and me, I would not have said anything.

I appreciate the OP's good intentions, and his artistic setup. I don't appreciate him taking the tone he did with Old Grump about an honest (and technically correct) criticism.

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 05:36 PM
Fair enough and my apologies to Old Grump... Heat of the moment statement on my part that i'm willing to man up to and respectfully take back. I realize Old Grump is a pillar in good standing here and rightfully so.

straight-shooter
October 28, 2012, 06:34 PM
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kraigwy
October 28, 2012, 06:46 PM
Personally I think displaying the Flag w/the M1 is classic.

What more then the two represent the American Soldier. Both are classics, One of a Kind.

Now if it had been an AK or SKS, I'd probably through a Hissy Fit myself.

MLeake
October 28, 2012, 07:02 PM
kraigwy, I think Old Grump's issue was not the combination of flag and rifle, it was that the flag appeared to be laid out on a platform of some sort, with the rifle resting on it.

I think Grump would have been fine with it, if the flag had been hung, and the rifle on a stand or similar in front of the flag.

When I first saw the photo, I liked the composition and effect. When I read Old Grump's criticism, I understood what (I think) he meant, and realized he had a point.

Meanwhile, I'm happy with straight-shooter's recent post, where he recognized and recanted his harsh tone. And, like I said, I like the composition and the rifle. And I don't think he realized that anybody might take issue, nor that he meant to offend in any way.

Old Grump
October 28, 2012, 07:32 PM
If the flag had been hung on the wall with the field to the left per protocol and you displayed the rifle on a rack in front of it I would have approved very much. This trend to wearing clothing made up of the flag or Athletes dragging a holiday sized flag on the ground behind them to celebrate their victory takes away any glory those talented but ignorant bastards had earned when they treated the flag like a rug. If they cannot treat the flag with the respect it deserves then they should keep their sweaty little hands off of it.

A flag patch or pin on your hat or coat or shirt yes but a coat or shirt or blouse made from a flag make me very uncomfortable and flashes me right back to draft card and flag burning by the unwashed dopers and freaks supported so vigorously by the Democratic Left. Now we have a resident in the White House who is loath to honor the flag and this makes me even more upset and while I know you intentions were good the methodology was wrong and easily correctable.

straight-shooter
October 30, 2012, 05:11 PM
Just for you Old Grump, i've changed the theme of representing an American icon, the M1 Garand. I still feel that the flag was quite fitting but anywho...

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd56/straightshooter44/M1Garand2800x600_zps2abff283.jpg

Old Grump
October 31, 2012, 09:58 PM
Thank you and that is a fine looking gun, now post some targets. :D

tahunua001
November 1, 2012, 12:03 AM
maybe when I get my M1 I'll post all my medals with it and see how PO'd some old salts get :D

MJ1
November 1, 2012, 10:53 AM
Can we get over this and move on?

Old Grump
November 1, 2012, 01:37 PM
maybe when I get my M1 I'll post all my medals with it and see how PO'd some old salts get The more the merrier, make sure to include targets and trophies too. Maybe you can make a trophy thread for M1 shooters only.