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Mid-life crisis is around the corner so...

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I mean what better than to have a high powered rifle with a bayonet for home defense. Nothing says "Get off my lawn!" any clearer.
Going to get rid of the white out on the lettering as well. The barrel on the Garand is not as obnoxiously white as the flash makes it out to be. M1917 has all original markings as well.

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I'd like to go shoot that M1 with you, if you don't mind XD I have extra 30-06

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 09:11 PM
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I really like that M1, the furniture on it is especially purty

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Thanks all. Going to try and get to the range perhaps tomorrow. Problem is I have no wide open spaces to shoot these bad boys so I have to stick with an indoor range. It's NRA Headquarters so it's not all bad. 50yd lanes. Should be nice enough for open sites.
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I'd like to go shoot that M1 with you, if you don't mind XD I have extra 30-06
I'd love it, but I live in Virginia. Really wish I still lived there.
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Thanks. I have to tell mamasita to dust the coffee table a bit better next time around.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 10:04 AM
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Very Nice

Thats like using my M44 for home defense . Once I fire it at night and the big ball of flame comes out of the barrel , it gets the baddies attention . lol
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using an M44 for defense would result in 5 dead neighbors. I really need to get an issue M1 Garand..quickly while I can still afford them.
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using an M44 for defense would result in 5 dead neighbors. I really need to get an issue M1 Garand..quickly while I can still afford them.
You can stop by my place and pick up a box of soft points, although I will say it is inconvenient as hell to fight off intruders with a bolt action rifle.

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You can stop by my place and pick up a box of soft points, although I will say it is inconvenient as hell to fight off intruders with a bolt action rifle.
u needz bayonet!

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I am not up to par with M1 do's and don'ts, but was "scolded" by a fellow M1 owner regarding using hunting loads in my rifle. So I went to a site that sells 150gr M2 Ball ammo that is FMJ. Bought a few rounds, getting them tomorrow, will go back and see how they fair out. I was getting a jam here and there w/ the hunting ammunition. The ball ammo is taller so it should feed far better. We'll see. For anyone else in the market for M1 ammunition:
http://www.ammogarand.com/
If anyone has a better site to deal with, post up. By far this is the most enjoyable rifle I've ever shot. The M1917 is a close second. If anyone has the means I would highly suggest getting a M1.
My brother and I went to the range a few days ago. We decided to shoot standing up at 50yds. He hasn't shot a rifle in years, but has always been a good shot. Granted he hit the target 3 times, but two of those rounds were about 1/4" apart from each other and 1/8" below a bullseye. I hit the target 6 times, but they were all low and barely on the paper (8X10 sheet).
M1, oh how I love thee, let me count the ways.

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The deal the newer hunting ammo is that it has a higher preasure than the old ball ammo therefore it can hurt the gun or you.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 03:18 PM
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You should probably disassemble your gun thuroughly to check for damage. I have seen them disassemble themselves after shooting commercial ammo and then going to GI ball. This is what instruction manuals are made for.
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My firearms are always cleaned, examined and oiled after every outing. I'll double check the M1 to see if I missed anything.
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Would you sell me one or would it take you another 12 days to respond?

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Also Federal now makes M1 specific ammo if you can't find any of the old stuff.
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Would you sell me one or would it take you another 12 days to respond?
They're free on the internet or for a small fee from and army navy store or CMP.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Also Federal now makes M1 specific ammo if you can't find any of the old stuff.
Cool. From doing a google search I've ran into several sites that sell either surplus or Bulgarian made M2... I'll see how these rounds fair out before buying in bulk.
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They're free on the internet or for a small fee from and army navy store or CMP.
Thanks. You are still my firearm hero!

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http://lenaweemilitia.com/springfield_m1garand.pdf

Not that I am going to continue using hunting loads, but this manual states nothing about using "modern loads" other than the primer being more sensitive and possibly causing a slam fire.

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