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Posted: 4/29/2002 2:02:13 PM EDT
If you love M1 Garands like I do, you may not want to look at this.... some bubba gunsmith did a number on this Winchester M1... I forwarn you.. it's not pretty... and may make you cry...


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Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:15:20 PM EDT
Back in the 50s and 60s there were books and gunsmiths who did nothing but this kind of thing to all kinds of milsurp rifles. Since milsurp did not have the popularity then as it does now, many people sporterized these old milsurp guns
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:19:50 PM EDT
That was scary as hell......
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:22:21 PM EDT
Well I'm going to be contrary and say that I wouldn't mind having that rifle. I wouldn't consider doing such a thing to either of my Garands but I do kind of like the rather "unique" look of this one.
Let's face it guys, Garands haven't alway been held in the high regard they presently enjoy. You can pretty much guess that this rifle was "customized" some time ago, look at the dings in the stock and the style of the stock. I'm guessing late 50s to as late as '70 This is kind of like all the really primo 1911A1 handguns that were customized into target or carry guns.
I would question the sanity of someone who took a decent grade Garand and made a rifle like this one today. But if I had the money to spare, I'd buy that rifle just because it's unique, even kind of cool. Sure as hell I'd have the only one like it in any hunting camp I went to!

Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:23:08 PM EDT
Welll since nobody else has said it I will,

"That makes the baby Jesus cry."

Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:25:38 PM EDT
[>(] that breaks my heart.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:28:32 PM EDT
So what if I'm trying to sell this gun.
I picked it up like 20 years from some guys who said his dad's best friend did this to Milsurps.

You guys are so quick to judge.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:36:13 PM EDT
"All my friends know the Low Rider"
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 3:56:28 PM EDT
ugly as a $5.00 hooker!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 12:28:46 AM EDT
that shit aint right.

although look at the bright side...its probably a parts bin gun.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 12:39:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2002 12:41:58 AM EDT by Sewer_Urchin]
$350 bucks? I'd take it. Hell, the guy at my local gun store wants $750 for his. Being color blind I can't say one way or the other on the stock. Besides, how much can a new stock cost? Can't be more than the $400 dollar difference. By the way, I don't know much about garands so if my post offends anyone, sorry that I don't give a rats ass.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 12:52:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 3:54:27 AM EDT
OMG!!! It's like garands in the hood.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:01:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2002 4:02:16 AM EDT by the_reject]

Originally Posted By Benjamin0001:
Welll since nobody else has said it I will,

"That makes the baby Jesus cry."


I dunno man... after looking at that POS, it very well may make the baby Jesus laugh as well.

In some sort of sick, maniacal, I'm-going-insane-because-this-atrocity-is-burned-on-my-retinas fashion, of course...


<edited for grammer check - i wuz lernt gud n skule>
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:46:08 AM EDT
That's one FUGLY rifle.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:54:09 AM EDT
Looks like a pimp's pool cue.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 5:08:43 AM EDT
I'd buy it for $350 and restore to it's proper form. Being a Winchester, it would probably even be a good deal.
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Link Posted: 4/30/2002 6:08:24 AM EDT
Yo, dat gat be bling blingin yo
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 6:33:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 7:49:02 AM EDT
Butt Ugly!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:30:51 AM EDT
Note to self: Avoid doing acid hits before wrenching on guns.

Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:39:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:
Note to self: Avoid doing acid hits before wrenching on guns.

Acid? More like coke, he started and just couldn't stop........
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:45:04 AM EDT
Talk about fugly!!!! That's as messed up as a pile of coat hangers!!!!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:45:50 AM EDT
Dang, thats bad!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 10:19:19 AM EDT
I think I am going to cry...
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 1:28:46 PM EDT
Hmmm... well, you know... the more I look at it, I think it might not be too bad if you stripped and bleached the stock and restained it with a color of wood that actually grows on this planet.

And he really needs to lose the jeweled gas cylinder. "Ain't never shot no deer with it, no suh... cain't figger out why... they just up 'n run when I raises her to mah shoulder..."
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 1:32:03 PM EDT
for $350, I'd buy it, and return it to it's original glory. I have a Boyd's stock on the way with nothing to put it on. I'd get rid of that gas tube and bolt and put an original front sight on it.

Link Posted: 4/30/2002 2:46:03 PM EDT
I can't even think of someone showing up at Camp Perry with that !!!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 3:02:28 PM EDT
if i had the money i would buy it then restore it then sell it for mucho money
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 5:17:20 PM EDT
What the hell would possess someone to do such a thing???
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:19:56 PM EDT
Man! And I thought the scat pictures were disgusting!

Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:27:16 PM EDT
Why! Why! Why!!!!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 9:51:22 PM EDT

It's........ different.....

Personally, I'd get rid of the chromed stuff, redo the wood to brown.....what a stock should be. If you want to call it art, hey.... it's of a time gone by....(thankfully).
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 10:43:27 PM EDT
I've seen one that way in person. I was really and truly speechless. What kind of dumbass does that to a rifle, anyway?
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 5:45:56 AM EDT
Good Lord.. Why?
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 6:11:18 AM EDT
This could have only come from the hands of a first year gunsmithing student. What a waste!
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 12:36:36 PM EDT
I kinda like it..... It's just so tacky that it's cool. If I bought it I'd leave it just the way it is, funky green wood & all. Then again I like velvet paintings & lava lamps... If this thing was built back in the 50's-70's then what's done is done. If somebody did this recently to a CMP Garand they need to be bitchslapped.
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 1:01:31 PM EDT
Looking at it, made me want to tear out my eyes with a grapefruit spoon.
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 1:07:57 PM EDT
I'm saving those pics for the next "Pimp Gun" thread !
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