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Posted: 10/23/2001 4:19:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2001 10:42:56 PM EDT by Reverend73]
Ok, all this talk about Garands or FALs got my blood flowing. I'll be picking up my newly purchased WWII vintage garand tomorrow and the anticipation is killing me, so show me your garands. SteyrAUG, I know you have some really cherry garands, Garandman, you've got two or three, so lets see them. Heres mine



I know its kinda small, but its all I got.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 4:32:07 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:20:34 PM EDT
Pretty please!!
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:48:52 PM EDT
The one with the flash hider and scope mount already had a match barrel when I got it, so this isn't too blasphemous. The other two are all GI with one being all 1944, all three are Springfields.





Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:57:51 PM EDT
Very nice Larry. I forgot to mention, but mine is also a springfield, built in May 1945.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 10:02:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 10:25:40 PM EDT
It must be late.
I thought the Topic read: "let's see your gonads".
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 10:47:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BusMaster007:
It must be late.
I thought the Topic read: "let's see your gonads".



Now thats funny. LOL. Please no gonads, only GARANDS. Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 11:30:06 PM EDT


1943 Inland M1 Carbine

1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1

1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand


Link Posted: 10/24/2001 12:50:22 AM EDT
My Grand ole Garand, she sleeps back in a friends place in Estevan, Saskatchewan in western Canada.

Everytime I return for a visit I always run a few clips thru her!

Who is she? She is a Springfield Armory, all original ser 4115XX made in Dec 41.

Bought her for about $250.00 Canadian, in Nov 1978 from a place in Swastika Ontario! Fair dinkum! What a name eh!

Since we can't own such SAs here, she's gotta remain exiled in Canada.

I sure miss her! Wish I had a pic handy too!
Cheers,
1feral1
Sydney
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 5:10:25 AM EDT
This is my CMP M1 Garand and it's war brother, a Yugo M48 Mauser. With the exception of a few stock dings caused by other charging handles during packing/shipping, my Garand is a true piece of art.

If the image doesn't show, click the link and hit refresh (damn ISP!)



web.tampabay.rr.com/sjmaness/MiscPics/M1Garand_M48Mauser.jpg

LL
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:47:20 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:25:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Boomer:


1943 Inland M1 Carbine

1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1

1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand




I'm in lust...love...I mean love...yeah, love....that's it.

Very nice WWII collection. I want one when I grow up.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:28:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:35:16 PM EDT
Woo hoo, I picked up my garand today. More pics as soon as I can find a digital camera. Keep the pics coming.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:46:56 PM EDT
You know thers sposed to be grease on them garands..... them guns look positivly steril...

Now I need to get a picture of mine......
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:06:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigMac:
You know thers sposed to be grease on them garands..... them guns look positivly steril...

Now I need to get a picture of mine......



Please do. So, are you actually supposed to use grease?? and if so, what kind would you recommend. I'm gonna take mine to the range this weekend and its pretty much dry of any lubrication--how much, where, and what kind should I use.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:10:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:31:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reverend73:

Originally Posted By BigMac:
You know thers sposed to be grease on them garands..... them guns look positivly steril...

Now I need to get a picture of mine......



Please do. So, are you actually supposed to use grease?? and if so, what kind would you recommend. I'm gonna take mine to the range this weekend and its pretty much dry of any lubrication--how much, where, and what kind should I use.



I use the G.I. plastilube. Tetra grease is very good as well. I know guys who just use high temp bearing grease. Grease all high speed metal to metal contact points. Examples; where the bolt rides in the receiver, where the op-rod contacts the bolt lug and where it rides in the receiver. Under the barrel where the op-rod contacts it when the bolt is closed and on the hammer where it contacts the bolt. Also grease the op-rod spring along its entire length. put some grease inside the receiver where the bullet guide makes contact. I know I'm forgeting some but you get the picture. Use enough grease to lubricate the rifle but not so much as to have it flying off when you fire it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:43:58 PM EDT
I am getting extremely jealous. But I shoot my match on Saturday. CMP, here I come!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:56:23 PM EDT
Hey DVD,
What CMP grade is your rifle?
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 11:31:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:03:43 AM EDT
Thanks for the info Sukebe, I get the idea now.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:30:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Reverend73:
Thanks for the info Sukebe, I get the idea now.



Oops, where I said grease under the barrel where it contacts the op-rod when the bolt is closed, I meant to say when the bolt is open. Big difference.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:46:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:53:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 9:48:49 AM EDT by M15A2]
Thanks DVD.

I have the money, I am a member of an affiliated club, and I am a citizen of the United States, all that's left is to shoot a match.

What do you recommend I do for the match? I just found out my AR may take awhile coming back to me and I need alternatives.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 10:04:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 10:58:24 AM EDT
I know someone with an M1 carbine if there is a match for those. I might be able to get my hands on another AR. I don't know of anyone around here that has an M1 M1A or M14.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 11:08:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 3:01:55 PM EDT
My Beloved CMP M1 GARAND
That brown stuff is grease, NOT rust.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 3:46:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Derek45:
My Beloved CMP M1 GARAND
That brown stuff is grease, NOT rust.



Derek,
Is that a new stock or the one that came with it?? It looks very good.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 3:58:04 PM EDT
Do any of you have an IBM made one ? They were made in the building I am presently working in, along with howitzers. I know where i can get one just waiting for the guy to meet my offer.
-rogerb
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:29:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rogerb:
Do any of you have an IBM made one ? They were made in the building I am presently working in, along with howitzers. I know where i can get one just waiting for the guy to meet my offer.
-rogerb



Mine is a DCM rifle, the forerunner of the CMP. Made by Springfield Armory. I've never heard of an IBM.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 4:31:03 PM EDT by BigMac]




notice the grease in the slot the op rod rides in.



notice the grease in the slots the bolt rides in



on the op rod there are pivot points that need greas. The grooves the follower ride in should be greased as well.

Basicly if it moves and has metal to metal contact it should be lubed. The proper lube is grease, tetra gun grease works.

I personally use an automotive grease... cause I dont have any tetry and Im not runnin this old rifle dry.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:47:08 PM EDT
I got another question for all you Garand Gurus. After shooting, how far do you break the rifle down to clean it. Do you just clean out the barrel, wipe everything down and relube, or do you blast every thing with gun scrubber---what??? Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:51:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reverend73:
I got another question for all you Garand Gurus. After shooting, how far do you break the rifle down to clean it. Do you just clean out the barrel, wipe everything down and relube, or do you blast every thing with gun scrubber---what??? Thanks.



Clean a Garand? You have to clean a Garand? I just keep squirting oil into the action wear points. Am I suppose to clean a Garand?
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 5:18:09 PM EDT
I clean the barrel, and I'm not sure why.... I can never get it clean, the pitting is too bad. I intend to get it rebarreled as soon as I am rich or have my other projects finished.

I just whipe the action and bolt face down and make sure it stays lubed.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 3:03:52 AM EDT
Reverend73, there are some IBM's for sale all the time, for instance just goto www.gunsamerica.com and do a search on IBM, there are at least 2 for sale now. The Poughkeepsie and Endicott plants in N.Y. made arms as part of the WWII war effort.
-rogerb
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 12:41:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reverend73:

Originally Posted By Derek45:
My Beloved CMP M1 GARAND
That brown stuff is grease, NOT rust.
]



Derek,
Is that a new stock or the one that came with it?? It looks very good.



I did the "without wood" CMP deal when it was $275 a few years ago. I got the stock from a local guy who does gunshows, $50, took it home, cleaned it with Murphy's Oil soap, and refinished it with Chinese Tung oil.
This rifle, as it looks, was only $325, isn't that wonderfull

Link Posted: 10/26/2001 12:44:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rogerb:
Do any of you have an IBM made one ? They were made in the building I am presently working in, along with howitzers. I know where i can get one just waiting for the guy to meet my offer.
-rogerb



As far as I know, IBM never made Garands, they made some M1 carbines.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 12:54:00 PM EDT

This rifle, as it looks, was only $325, isn't that wonderfull


yes it is, I paid more than double that for mine, but it was worth every penny. I just wish I was one of those folks like yourself who got them a few years ago.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 6:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reverend73:
I got another question for all you Garand Gurus. After shooting, how far do you break the rifle down to clean it. Do you just clean out the barrel, wipe everything down and relube, or do you blast every thing with gun scrubber---what??? Thanks.



You ask all the right questions, now for all the right answers get a copy of Scott Duffs "M-1 Garand owners guide". It will tell you everything you need to know about the care and feeding of you M-1 and in plain english. Orion 7 seems to have the best price on them that I've seen, around $18.00. Unless your shooting corrosive ammo just clean the bore and chamber. Don't bother breaking it down completely until you have 500 or so rounds through it. The grease will stay with it for a good long time so you don't have to regrease it every time you clean it unless you remove the grease of course.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 8:25:47 PM EDT
Thanks Sukebe, I've read lots of good recommendations on that book, I guess its time to bite the bullet and buy it huh.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 8:44:40 PM EDT
If it's a choice of filling the gas tank or buying the book, get the gas. You can still post your questions here and learn just about everything that's in the book. It's informative but it's really just a one time read as far as maintenance and operation goes. Once you apply what you've read you don't forget the info.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 12:34:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2001 12:31:28 AM EDT by FishKepr]
Hey Roger, are you an IBMer? I'm with the Global Services division. Last year the company posted a very cool article on the internal website (W3) about the production of M1 Carbines during WW2. It kind of raised my eyebrows when I saw it. I hope to pick up an IBM produced carbine sometime.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 3:47:46 AM EDT
Hey FishKepr, i'm with global services too (23 yrs.). And I stand corrected, ibm did only make m1 carbines, not garands. No, I do not have one, but it is towards the top of a very long wish list, I think its between a weatherby .300mag (deer/bear gun) and a .375 mag Browning (cape buffalo gun)
-rogerb
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 11:04:58 AM EDT
So is this IBM you guys are talking about the computer company??
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 12:28:49 PM EDT
Does anyone have a Tanker Garand? I Mean one that actually works?
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 1:05:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reverend73:
So is this IBM you guys are talking about the computer company??



I think they mean IHC, International Harvester Corp. Yep, the same guys that make the Powerstoke engine for Ford.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 1:28:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dhudson:

Originally Posted By Reverend73:
So is this IBM you guys are talking about the computer company??



I think they mean IHC, International Harvester Corp. Yep, the same guys that make the Powerstoke engine for Ford.



I don't think they mean IHC, IHC built garands, they're saying IBM didn't build garands, but did build some Carbines....Beats me.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 3:38:25 PM EDT

'43 SA in original furniture.
$160 from the DCM ( many years ago )
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