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Posted: 12/15/2002 10:16:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:18:23 PM EDT
Keep the Garand
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:28:21 PM EDT
Keep it. Plus every time you shoot it, it will remind you of the great wife you have.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:32:46 PM EDT
Keep the Garand. First – It’s a gift, and as such is a symbol of the regard your wife holds for you. Second - Carbines are not as cool as Garands.[:D]
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:34:47 PM EDT
Garands are done dude. No more coming in ever. When the CMP runs out, that is it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:48:18 PM EDT
Keep it. The woman gave you a [b]GUN[/b]. Keep it and keep her.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:51:59 PM EDT
It's a gift....not one you have to hide, Keep it
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 11:53:33 PM EDT
If you get rid of it, your wife will remind you of it during an argument 15 years from now and tell you how much it really hurt her that you didn't like the gift she gave you. Women hold everything against you. Keep it and smile. It's a great gun.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:37:32 AM EDT
Keep the Garand. I built a Carbine from an unissued USGI parts kit from Southeast Military Parts and got one of those new Springfield Armory receivers and had the Gunsmith attach and headspace the barrel the whole project cost me 550.00.... So I say Keep the Garand and build a M1 Carbine in the spring and get a CMP for Dad. They made over 6 million Carbines so don't worry about parts availability or finding a Carbine at a later date. Besides,, ITS A GIFT.. Tell your Wife she bought EXACTLY what you wanted and praise her for it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 1:12:06 AM EDT
Thank your lucky stars that you have such a great combination of wife and rifle. A good Garand can be hard to find, but a wife like that is even more difficult. Everytime you look at, touch, or just think about that M-1, it should remind you of just how much your wife loves you and respects your wants and wishes.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 1:44:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:04:00 AM EDT
You should keep the Grand. Out of all my guns, This is one of my favorites
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:23:46 AM EDT
I see a couple of options. First, when I give someone a gift, it becomes their property to do with what they wish. As a gift giver I no longer have any rights to the property. A a gift recipient, I weigh the spirit of the gift when determining what I will do with it. I would never sell or trade a "special" gift from my wife, child, parent or close friend. You could/should keep the M-1 and buy the carbine "for her". As far as her "gift certificate" explanation goes, they always mean what they say but rarely say what they mean.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 5:03:58 AM EDT
Keep the Garand. It's a gift from your wife. Carbines are cheap, you can pick one up anytime. A nice Garand, however, is something you don't let go of. Av.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 5:11:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gloftoe: I'll probably get called everything from an idiot to a blasphemer for wanting to trade a really nice M1 Garand for a really nice M1 Carbine, but what do y'all think? -Gloftoe
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That sums up what I think.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:00:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:27:40 AM EDT
I hardly touched my M1 Carbine after I got my AR. I finally traded it off Memorial Day for a .357 lever action. Keep the Garand.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:43:04 AM EDT
Keep the Garand and buy the Carbine for your wife. [;)]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 7:04:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 7:17:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gloftoe: You know, it's amazing what sleeping on a decision can do. I don't know what I was thinking last nite. I'm keeping this puppy. Thanks for all your replies [:D] -Gloftoe
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Good!!! Now I won't have to call you everything from an idiot to a blasphemer! You will absolutely LOVE your Garand. NMSight
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 7:25:32 AM EDT
Keep the Garand you blaspheming idiot [:D]
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 8:01:00 AM EDT
Glad you decided to keep it! When my budget permits, I will get one too. However, I also want a carbine, because that's what my dad carried in WWII with the 10th mountain division in the mountains of Italy. White stock, white unitform, and skis...
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 10:35:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 11:16:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2002 11:17:33 AM EDT by Valkyrie]
Go to [url]www.jouster.com[/url] and check out the CMP boards. As far as a VAR barrel they are Danish IIRC, you probably have a Danish rifle that was given to Denamrk during the war and returned to the US sometime after. From what I have gathered these are very desirable barrels and considered the best you can ask for on a "shooter" Garand. The rifle looks pretty good too. Stick with the Garand it's a classic and IMHO an elegant rifle to behold.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:43:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:29:31 PM EDT
SWEET!!!!
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:45:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 8:35:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 9:25:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DVDTracker: I second marvl's recommendation. KEEP the Garand and buy her the carbine.
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Oh, HELL yeah!
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 5:58:09 AM EDT
All top hand guards have alittle movement. The lock isnt suppose to tighten up completely. You turn it till it wont turn anymore(finger tight) and then reverse it to realign it and put in your gas plug. A var barrel in the Garand group is considered one of the Best barrels to have that was made for a Military rifle. It is considered one of the more accurate barrel produced for the militray rifles. Got a good one. War Dawg
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 8:54:21 AM EDT
1 - Keep the Garand as a great present from her. 2 - Purchase the M1 from the store. 3 - Order the Garand from CMP
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 9:25:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 3:50:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 4:05:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2002 4:07:17 PM EDT by Derek45]
WHAT PART OF " GREATEST BATTLE IMPLEMENT EVER DEVISED" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ! The M1 carbine is a toy for rear echelon troops. [:)]
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 5:22:23 PM EDT
I love those sexy pictures. A Garand is like a good woman. Evidently you have both. You never get rid of them. Jim
Link Posted: 12/18/2002 1:22:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Derek45: WHAT PART OF " GREATEST BATTLE IMPLEMENT EVER DEVISED" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ! The M1 carbine is a toy for rear echelon troops. [:)]
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Yeah, I see the smiley, but the M-1 carbine was carried by 10th mountain ski troops in WW2 Italy. My dad carried his behind enemy lines where he would intercept couriers to gather intel and locate targets for artillery. Oh, and he said you couldn't hit shit with the carbine and was right, but a Garand when you're skiiing might be a bit much...
Link Posted: 12/18/2002 1:43:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Avalon01: Keep the Garand. It's a gift from your wife. Carbines are cheap, you can pick one up anytime. A nice Garand, however, is something you don't let go of. Av.
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Carbines are cheap???? I don't know where you have been buying or what you have been buying, but a genuine USGI M1 Carbine will cost as much as a USGI Garand. Keep the Garand, buy the carbine too. I have two Garands and 1 carbine, all USGI, and wouldn't trade any of them.
Link Posted: 12/18/2002 4:20:43 PM EDT
BEEEUUUUTIFUL!
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