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Old September 24, 2022, 05:23 PM   #1
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Sometimes it is fun to be old and forgetful

This will absolutely make a dedicated Garand guy barf. On 9-10 I had posted about some M2 Ball and a my Garand. This week my wife sent me into our junk shed to look for some item she had stored. Glory Be! I found a brand new never used Ram Line synthetic stock complete with metal for an M1 Garand. At some point I bought the thing and simply stored it away and forgot about it. Assembled the gun with it and the stock fit great. The forward hand guard was incomplete. It was not routed on the rear end and would not fit the metal. Ok, I had an old forward hand guard so I just painted it flat black and installed it. The gun looks good and it fits real tight in the stock. Had to lean into it on the edge of my work bench to latch the trigger guard. Gun only weighs 8 pounds now instead of the wood stock 10.5 pounds. The synthetic stock even has a padded butt pad. Will be fun to see how it shoots with this stock.
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Old September 25, 2022, 03:23 AM   #2
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I wanna see pics of that.
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Old September 25, 2022, 10:06 AM   #3
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OK, here you go. Pardon the messy background.
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Old September 25, 2022, 11:45 AM   #4
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That looks fantastic!
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Old September 26, 2022, 04:50 AM   #5
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That’s a sweet looking setup.
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Old September 26, 2022, 06:28 AM   #6
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Impressive!

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Old September 26, 2022, 11:36 AM   #7
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Old September 26, 2022, 04:05 PM   #8
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You get you away with almost everything.
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Old September 27, 2022, 08:54 AM   #9
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Well done Sir!
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Old September 27, 2022, 11:27 AM   #10
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Everybody gets to do their own thing with their own stuff, so, in that regard, good for you. Fit looks good. Otherwise, for me, its meh...

Just as there are people who don't care for scopes on lever guns or rubber grips on SA pistols, there are people who think M1s and M14s (M1As) should have brown wooden stocks. Nothing to do with the shootability, just a personal preference about the look.

When I got my M1A, the owner had it in a black synthetic stock. First thing I did with that rifle was rip that stock off, and toss it in a closet, (where it probably still is, now, almost 40 years later..) and fit my rifle with a brown, wooden GI stock. Mine even has the stock cut for the FA parts the rifle doesn't have. It's what I wanted, and that's what matters most.

Would be curious to see how your restocked gun shoots. And how much felt recoil changes because its now a couple pounds lighter...

Enjoy!
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Old September 28, 2022, 10:33 PM   #11
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Shot the gun today. 10 to 15 mph winds today and my groups were horrible. The felt recoil seems to be slightly less to me. The foam stock pad really helps. Maybe when this wind settles down I can sight the gun in.
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Old October 4, 2022, 05:39 PM   #12
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I remember those stocks....some outfit was closing them out....cheap,and I gave serious thought to a purchase. I was on a Tanker kick, and thought a chopped Garand or a Mini-G would look good in synthetic. Never bought the stock....or the shortened Garand.

Forgetful..........my middle name.
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