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Posted: 8/30/2004 9:53:12 PM EDT

Has the M1 Garand ever been considered as a sniper, or ever been used? I know I've heard of the 1903 being used as one, and the M14 as the primary military sniper, but what about the Garand?

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:12:01 PM EDT
It's been done. M1C and M1D. I've been told that some were still in service into the 80's. Though I find that hard to believe.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:36:02 PM EDT
Hmm. Very interesting. I would like to know whether or not the Garand was in Serivce as a sniper in the 80s.

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:06:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:09:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:10:10 PM EDT by fadedsun]
Wow, those things look sweet .

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:09:52 PM EDT
they are sweet looking
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:21:22 PM EDT
Mine will look sweeter once I am done

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:45:13 AM EDT

Ask a marine who fought in the Pacific...
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 9:32:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Knight_Shadow:

How the hell do you load that???
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 9:33:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 9:37:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:06:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bjwar10:
Ask a marine who fought in the Pacific...

The M1C's and M1D's were developed AFTER WWII so if you did ask a marine who searved in the pacific, they wouldn';t be able to give you the correct answer. Now ask a marine that searved in Korea...that might be a different story.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:22:18 PM EDT
I have a real M1D stock, whats something like that worth...seriously.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:17:16 AM EDT
Not to steal the thread,But how did they sight those in?How would you compensate for bullet drop at distance when it's offset to the left?

I'm curious because I mounted a pvs4 on my M1A with an offset mount and had a heckuva time with it.I ended up getting a sraight over the bore mount.

It just seems like it would have been easier to use a long eye releif scope and mount it forward of the receiver.

Anyone hear fired a M1C or M1D?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:05:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
I have a real M1D stock, whats something like that worth...seriously.

Is an M1D stock something like an M1 stock but with the holes for the screws that hold the cheek rest?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:12:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:05:30 PM EDT
I got one of the M-1D Rifles that the DCM sold about ten years ago when they first sold them. Mine is in pristine condition with the flash suppressor in its original packing as well as the scope individually packed and the cheek piece in its packing. With the iron sights, the rifle will shoot MOA with .30-'06 Match ammo. With the underpowered G.I. scope, it's just a very slight bit better than with the irons. The problem with the standard scope is that it and the mount are 7/8" so any other 1" scope can not be switched in. In the early '50s it may have been OK, but since then, scopes have come a long way. One characteristic that makes it different from other rifles usually fired is the flash suppressor: with each shot there is the tuning fork "twang" from the vibrating prongs. As far as a M-1D stock goes, it is EXACTLY the same as any other standard M-1 stock. If the leather cheek piece has been installed, there will be a hole where the one brass round headed wood screw was screwed through the leather into the wood. The rear handguard will be shortened to allow the barrel sleeve that is the scope basemount. I'm not a collector, but this rifle is worth keeping because it shoots so well (except for the crappy G.I.scope).
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