Magnum Wheel Man: Thanks very much for the encouragement, but with a wife, 2 kids, and only one income...it just ain't gonna happen. As an aside, tonight I borrowed the aforementioned M1 and took it to a very knowledgeable gunsmith for a once-over. He told me that in his opinion, it needs a new barrel, but otherwise it's a pretty decent shooter-grade piece. He also re-crowned the muzzle & gave it a good cleaning while he was at it. He said that if he were looking at buying it, he'd offer no more than $500.00, since it needs that new barrel he mentioned. I'm thinking I'll let my father in-law keep it; I'd much rather have a brand new rifle. Hey, if I'm going to substitute a firearm for a dream car, I want a new one!
Seen on a bumper sticker: "Exercise. Eat right. Take vitamins. Die anyway."
Last edited by Single Six; October 13, 2012 at 06:16 AM.