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Posted: 8/30/2001 1:10:54 PM EDT
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Its OK. Really. With an M1, you are truly in the presence of greatness. I've got one I still haven't shot yet either. Had it for probably eigth or nine months. Give it six months or so. Sometimes these things just take time.
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 1:32:07 PM EDT
Crowboy, that rifle is screaming to be shot and you know it! Take it to the range, show it off, stretch it's legs. They were made to shoot. Congratulations.
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 1:32:41 PM EDT
How much did the work cost?
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Link Posted: 8/30/2001 6:19:29 PM EDT
Blue Sky Imports of Arlington Virginia. Back around late 86 early 87 import restrictions were relaxed and M-1 Garands and M-1 Carbines began flooding in from South Korea. These were U.S.G.I. weapons that were left/loaned to the Koreans. They had some harsh treatment but were all G.I. and could be made into great rifles. Like Crowboy did. I bought a Winchester M-1 Carbine in 87 and I still have it though I have replaced the barrel.
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 6:19:40 PM EDT
You must get at least two more so you can 'stack arms'.
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 6:20:52 PM EDT
Lougotzz- In the mid-1990's Blue Sky was the importer of a bunch of repatriated Garands from Korea. They're called "Blue Sky" guns because the barrels were lightly roll stamped "Blue Sky, Arlington, VA" People talked a lot of eexcrement about them when they appeared, because the roll mark ruined any collector value, but they let you buy a Garand (some in pretty rough condition) for $300-$400. May favorite stupid gun control story involves the pair of Blue Sky Garands I have (great shooters, BTW). I bought them both at a gun show when I was living in CA in 1994 (Cow Palace, outside of SF used to have good shows). At the same time I bought the Garands I bought a Browning GTI Sporting Clays shotgun. I also bought a couple hundred rouinds of 30-06. Under CA law, I could take the Garands (and the ammo) home with me because they qualified under CA's Curio & Relic exception to the 15-day waiting period. You guessed it; the O/U shotgun couldn't be picked up for 15 days. I gues they PTB figured that the shotgun was more dangerous than a pair of 30-06 MBRs and a couple hundred rounds of ammo [;)] Those were some great gunshow days. I would watch the vendors go through hundreds of SKS's for ~ $100 each, all of which could be taken home that day (same C&R rule). Cheap Chicom SKS - $75-$85, good Russian SKS $100-$125. cheap russian guns $90-$100. Tokarevs for $185-$250. Ah well.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 3:59:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By crowboy: PS Garandman, you told me to go for the Blue Sky, thank you! Gene
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Actually, I believe I said NOT to go for the Blue Sky Garands as ANY import stamp lessens the collector value, and often teh Blue Sky stamps are often so deep, you can see light in the barrel because of them. This opinion is by NO MEANS Garand Gospel - just one collectors opinion. There is another GarandXXXXXXX poster on this board. You may be thinking of him. If you are gonna replace the barrel and convert it into a Match Rifle, then a Blue Sky is likely a good way to go. Sorry - just thought I should clear that up.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 4:49:29 AM EDT
garandman - FWIW both of my Blue Sky guns are marked so lightly you need to find the right angle to hold the gun so that you can even see the stamping. Of course I bought them as shooters, not as collectors.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 4:55:28 AM EDT
Congrats on your new Garand Crowboy! If you can, put up a pic or two so we can all drool over it. Tyler
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